Wednesday, 8 December 2021

J.G. Thompson @TweetTastings

@JG_Thomson recently held a @TweetTastings with @TheWhiskyWire to launch their new range!



I was lucky enough to be picked - here's my thoughts and those of a few friends!

Thursday, 2 December 2021

TBWC Advent Calendar 2021 - Dram reviews

Those great people at @MasterofMalt sent me an Advent Calendar for the run up to Christmas! For the whisky fans amongst us this makes much more sense than a chocolate one!



Now the idea with an Advent Calendar is that you open 1 door each day from the 1st December through to Christmas Eve... But please enjoy your whisky responsibly! Sometimes it may not possible to open a dram each day, you could share with mates or save a couple to enjoy at the weekend?

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The Octave Project

I've tried a few Octave releases before but this is the first time I've tried them as an experiment. 


This A.D. Rattray set of 5 x 30ml bottles of 2007 Pulteney whisky, has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now so I decided to open it and try them.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Side by side : Caol Ila Palo Cortado from James Eadie

Palo Cortado has been building a reputation over the last year or so as the 'new' thing in sherry cask matured or finished whisky.


In this blog I'll be looking at two Caol Ila's finished in Palo Cortado casks.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Side by side: Cotswolds Mega Tasting

@Cotswoldistill is one of the largest distilleries in England, they've been going since 2014 and keep adding to their 'core' range with full maturation high ABV releases.


Here I'll try ten examples!

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Core Range: BenRiach

Continuing a new series of posts showing a distillery's core range of bottlings.


This time looking at BenRiach

Friday, 19 November 2021

Duncan Taylor @TweetTastings

Duncan Taylor @dtcwhiskies recently held a @TweetTastings with @TheWhiskyWire featuring the Black Bull range and a couple of single casks.



I was lucky enough to be picked - here's my thoughts and those of a few friends!

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

TBWC Wine Series MMXXI

That Boutique-y Whisky have now switched to quarterly themed releases for their whisky. Led by their brand ambassador Dave Worthington @BoutiqueyDave you are taken through some amazing whiskies this time wine finished!



The latest line-ups introduces ten world (non-Scotch) whiskies alongside four rums, with bottlings from both new and established distilleries.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Core Range: Glenfiddich

Continuing the series of posts showing a distillery's core range of bottlings.


This time looking at Glenfiddich

Thursday, 11 November 2021