Monday, 27 May 2019

#MiniTasting - Laphroaig CS 10yo's

Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 year olds - the #MiniTasting gang take on the most recent 3 batches. For this #MiniTasting @ScotchB78 supplied 3 drams for  @jwbassman_@WhiskynStuff  and myself to try!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Aerstone @TweetTastings

When @TheWhiskyWire announced an @AerstoneWhisky @TweetTastings I didn't bother applying - not because I didn't fancy trying the whiskies but because I had full size bottles of each already! I'll start this review by saying if you haven't - go and get a pair - they are currently Tesco exclusive and normally retail at £30 each but you can regularly get them on offer for £20.

There are two 10yo drams from Aerstone named simply Sea Cask and Land Cask. The packaging is really nice with wrap-around pictures joining across the boxes showing the sea and land.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

#MiniTasting - Bourbon Night

Bourbon night - the #MiniTasting gang take on 3 bourbons and suggest a playlist ala @thisismydram
For this #MiniTasting @jwbassman_ @ScotchB78 supplied 3 drams for @WhiskynStuff  and myself to try!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Side by side: Kingsbarns and Cotswolds Initial Releases

A number of new distilleries have come on stream over the last few years - some with lots of publicity and some with hardly any. I've talked about some of them in my Newer Distilleries series, the latest of which talked about Kingsbarns. Well today I'm going to compare the standard 3 year old releases of two of them Kingsbarns and Cotswolds.

Thursday, 9 May 2019


A recent sample swap with my ex-mate Paul @WhiskynStuff (now definitely removed from the Christmas Card list) came with a dram labelled "Don't worry about what it is - 40%"

Always up for a challenge - and for trying new whiskies - I thought I'd give it a go. Some initial enquiries assured me it was a real whisky, available to buy and only 40% ABV.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Side by side: Tullamore Single Malts

Continuing my exploration of Irish Whiskey here's another interesting side-by-side, two single malts from @TullamoreDEW - the 14yo and 18yo - let's see how they compare?

Saturday, 4 May 2019

#MiniTasting - SSMCD

So this time the #MiniTasting gang received an interesting surprise in the post from @WhiskynStuff: a pair of unnamed drams and a blue Glencairn tasting glass! @ScotchB78 & @jwbassman_ and myself were in for a true blind tasting!