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GlenAllachie 12 years

GlenAllachie 12 years

The first thing that came to mind on seeing the new GlenAllachie logo was Pocahontas ...
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Ardgowan Expedition

Ardgowan Expedition

Expedition is the recently released expression from Ardgowan distillery. As the distillery is yet to ...
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Steel Bonnets

Steel Bonnets

Let’s just get straight to the point here; Steel Bonnets is way overpriced. With a ...
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james eadie blair athol whisky

James Eadie Blair Athol 14

It’s no secret that I have a lot of time for the independent bottler, James ...
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Prickly Pear Spirit

Sonora Gold

The last blog post I wrote (for this site, at least) was about five months ...
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WhiskyandWomen

Whisky and Women

For the second year running, our Whisky and Women event proved to be a great ...
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Ledaig

The Finishing Touch

The idea behind this tasting was to try taste six whiskies all of which had ...
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Dinner

Usquabae

At this time of year, when I’m inevitably asked if I’m ready for Christmas, my ...
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Benromach whisky

Benromach 2009 Wood Finish – Château Cissac

Although I’ve lived in Scotland for a number of years now, there’s one thing that ...
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Distilled tasting

Distilled 2017

The drive to Elgin was a slow one. Primarily because the ‘car’ I’d hired turned ...
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Cadenhead's Convalmore whisky

Cadenhead’s Convalmore 175th Anniversary Bottling

Convalmore. This is a first for me. Probably because Convalmore is a wee bit pricey ...
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Laphroaig PX Cask whisky

Travel Retail Exclusive Whisky

With the vast array of bottles of whisky adorning the shelves of the travel retail ...
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Highland Park Valkyrie

Highland Park Valkyrie

Dark Origins. A non-age statement whisky from Highland Park which I bought in October 2014 ...
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Glenlochy whisky

Closed Distillery and Lost Malts Tasting

Just a little over a month ago, I went to my first ever Jolly Toper ...
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whisky tasting

Campbeltown Chronicles – Part 3: Scorchio!

On the third day of the festival, the Wee Toon decided to change its name ...
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Glen Scotia whisky tasting

Campbeltown Chronicles: Part 2

My previous (and first) visit to Campbeltown was in March 2015. On this occasion, I ...
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malt hopper

Campbeltown Chronicles: Part 1

The Campbeltown Malts Festival takes place in May each year and the drive there was ...
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glasses of whisky

World Whisky Day

This year, World Whisky Day falls on 20th May. So, to celebrate, I thought it’d ...
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Ballechin ten year old peated whisky

Ballechin 10 years

Ballechin is the name given to the peated whisky (50 ppm) from Edradour distillery, the ...
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Old whisky bond warehouse door

The Fife Whisky Trail

A wee while ago, I wrote a blog piece for the lovely people at Angels’ ...
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whisky tasting

Why ‘women in whisky’ has to be a thing!

Thankfully the whisky community, for the most part, is one that embraces healthy debate. In ...
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Bourbon

Cadenhead’s Heaven Hill 19 years

Let it be known from the outset that I consider myself to be a complete ...
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Whisky miniature of Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood Finish

Whilst studying in Besançon, I became familiar with, and particularly interested in, Burgundy wines. Indeed, ...
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two samples of blended whisky

Battle of the Blends 2

Last year’s Battle of the Blends, organised by Whisky Magazine, saw Dave Broom pitted against ...
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Tesco Highland 12 years single malt whsky

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarkets have started to up their game; there have been some great supermarket own brand ...
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four miniatures of benriach whisky

BenRiach 16 years

During the Spirit of Speyside festival, at the end of April and the beginning of ...
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miniature of midleton barry crockett whiskey

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy is a single pot still Irish whiskey named after Midleton’s master ...
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sample of glenmoranigie whisky

The old and the young…

Other than the end product itself, and all the history, tradition, heritage and craftsmanship that ...
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sample of deanston 20 year old whisky

Deanston 20 yrs Port Wood Finish

Deanston Port Wood Finish – 20 years – 54.2% abv Matured in ex-bourbon casks for ...
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Abbot's Choice whisky decanters

Abbot’s Choice

Abbot’s Choice is a blended whisky, the brand being one of the vestiges from Distillers ...
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glencairn glasses with whisky and chocolate

Whisky Roundtable

Early in November, I spent a Saturday afternoon in the company of Jason (https://whiskyrover.blogspot.co.uk/), Tom ...
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whisky tasting

Whisky and Chocolate

Well, when I said this Whisky and Chocolate tasting would be ‘lively’, the good people ...
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cask of whisky in a warehouse

Aberfeldy Distillery

Staying with friends at the Moness resort, barely a mile away from Aberfeldy Distillery, it ...
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cognac stills

Dartmoor Distillery

As a Devonshire lass, I’ve been following the progress of Dartmoor distillery with much interest ...
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sample of Tomintoul whisky

Tomintoul Five Decades

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Tomintoul created Five Decades – a special release composed of ...
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street sign for priestfield maltings

Priestfield Maltings

Driving back from Eden Mill, along the A914, I spotted 3 pagoda roofs in the ...
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whisky casks from Daftmill distillery

A visit to Daftmill

Daftmill is one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, situated near Bow of Fife near Cupar. In ...
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