3 results for tag: English whisky


The Lakes Distillery Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 1

Fair play to the Lakes Distillery. This time last year, after my review of their blended malt, Steel Bonnets, I thought I would've ended up on their shit list. Instead, I received an email thanking me for my honest review. There were many people out there who enjoyed Steel Bonnets; I just wasn't one of them. Once again, I'll reiterate that whisky is entirely subjective and tasting notes simply reflect one person's opinion. Also, credit where credit's due. I've heard about a number of reviewers who've been taken off PR lists due to their not so favourable take on certain whisky releases. Not so with the team at The Lakes Distillery who sent me a ...

Bimber Distillery

Bimber means moonshine in Polish so I'm reliably informed by the company's website. If you'd like to find out more about this new London distillery, head over to their site: https://www.bimberdistillery.co.uk  Not only is there very little point in simply paraphrasing the details here, but outbound links also help with SEO ;-) So far, I've only heard good things about the quality of the spirit being produced at Bimber Distillery. On the basis of these samples, I'm not one to disagree. This is truly tasty stuff and, had I tasted them blind, there's no way I would have considered them to be so young. In fact, I recently tried a fair number of drams ...

Steel Bonnets

Let’s just get straight to the point here; Steel Bonnets is way overpriced. With a RRP of around £65, my personal opinion is that it’s about forty quid over what I’d expect to pay even if I liked it. Which, I’m afraid, I don’t. In an effort to be diplomatic, I’ll just say that this whisky really doesn’t suit my palate at all. I’ve had conversations with others who’ve said that they thought it was an OK dram, despite the price, but this isn’t the whisky for me. And whisky is subjective, right? We all know that.Steel Bonnets – NAS – 46.6% abv Nose: initial cereal notes – a grist and Weetabix combo. The nose becomes more ...