Thursday, 30 January 2020

Side by side : 5 Independent Grains

Good Scottish Single Grains tend to be on the older side - twenty something and you've got something rather nice, the other side of thirty and you're usually in for something special!



For this side by side I've selected 5 single grains from 4 different independent bottlers, ranging in age from 10yo to 39yo, lets see how they compare.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Side by side : Three Highlanders

Heading up into the Highlands for this side by side, the biggest 'whisky region' in Scotland, three drams bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.


These three all featured in the TBWC 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar - lets see how they compare:

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Side by side : Single Casks from Glen Scotia

This time we are reviewing two drams from @GlenScotia, limited editions, one bottled selected by the master distiller Iain McAlister for sale at the distillery shop and one selected by the Friends of The Ardshiel for sale at the Hotel in Campbeltown - the whiskiest place in the world!

Picture: Glen Scotia
Let see how they compare side by side!

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Monday, 13 January 2020

Side by side : Port Wood Matured

As you probably know I love a port finished dram so for this side by side I've got three!



Looking at three different Port Wood matured drams from @PenderynWhisky, @Springbank1828 and @GlenScotiaMalts - How do they compare?

Friday, 10 January 2020

Whisky from...? India

Next in my little series on Whisky from...? is India. I think most of us have tried one of the excellent dram's from Paul John but what about any of the other distilleries in the country?


Located near the southern city of Bangalore is Amrut, distilling since 1948, their first single malt, the first from India, was released in 2004.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Whisky from...? England

Next in my little series on Whisky from...? is England. I've tried a few English whiskies in my time, most recently the new releases from Lakes, Bimber and Spirit of Yorkshire, this time I'm looking at the longest established distillery in England - The English Whisky Company at St. George's Distillery in Norfolk.


Some of these drams were part of a recent @TweetTastings that I wasn't selected for, but due to the generous sample sizes and my equally generous mate @jwbassman_ I'm able to try them! The others came from a drample swap with @BlackCountryWS