Category Archives: Scotch Whisky

 

TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

First up, an update on the Name That Bourbon competition: we’ve had well over a thousand suggestions so far, but still no winner - I did tell you that SDL are pretty picky!  Thank you all for your entries, especially the heroic Angus … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

Time for some more tasting notes now, but first a quick check on the predictions… Well, the Ardbeg debate has definitely kicked off on the forums, with the news that the official website have raised their price of Ardbeg 10yo … Continue reading >>

Secrets from Sukhinder’s Stash: Pride of Strathspey 1938

People assume that those of us privileged to work in the drinks trade spend our working hours constantly swigging free cocktails at trendy nitespots, before going home with supermodels, and only emerging from our dens of iniquity at two in … Continue reading >>

Octomore 2.2 – Pictures and (Official) Tasting Notes

First things first.  Open a new window and listen to this while you’re reading the blog.  It’ll put you in a good mood, and this might be the last you see of me before Christmas, so I want you to be … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2009 – The Verdict

Okay, so last night I was lucky enough to attend the press tasting of this year’s special Release from Diageo, the details of all of which are in my last post.  It was a fairly merry affair, although I wasn’t socialising … Continue reading >>

Diageo Special Releases 2009 Announced

Just received the following stuff on the Diageo Special Releases for this year, so thought I’d better share.  I’m going to a tasting of these tomorrow night, so will post my own impressions later in the week. The full line-up has … Continue reading >>

Press Release ‘Trilogy’: Gold Bowmore

Continuing our trilogy of blog posts on noteworthy whisky press releases, let’s have a bit about the new Gold Bowmore. In contrast to Whyte & Mackay’s media-savvy pi$$-taking audaciousness, as discussed in my previous post and here, this press release is rather … Continue reading >>

Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Exclusive Tasting Notes!!

I’m delighted to have a preview bottle of the general release of Ardbeg Corryvreckan sitting on my desk, so I thought I’d dip in and share my thoughts in what has turned out to be the first blog post for a few weeks (due to … Continue reading >>

Whisky Blog PR Frenzy

No post last week due to the fact that my colleagues and I were all up to our eyes in the preparation for (and subsequent execution of ) the Herculean task that is the TWE stockcount. In the meantime, a … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Dalmore 1980

In the interests of full disclosure, and to give any conspiracy theorists out there more grist for their mills, I will begin this blog by revealing that I and several other lucky whisky-lovers will be going to watch a cricket match on Monday … Continue reading >>

Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 3yo Sneak Preview!!

Well well, what’s this? Yes, it’s a pre-release sample of Kilchoman 3yo, as dropped in by none other than Anthony Wills himself at a meeting with Sukhinder earlier this week. For those who can’t read the details on the photo, … Continue reading >>

New Octomore: First Pics

This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!