23 Apr 19
Whisky Waffle

Posted by: Nick and Ted And then there were four. In a matchup of biblical proportions, David came up against Goliath and against all odds, slew the beast. Click to enlarge That’s right, the ridiculous strength of the Tasmanian independent titan, Heartwood, was no match in the end for the Speyside pocket-pleaser, Glen Moray. Tim […]

22 Apr 19

With Feis Ile 2019 only a month away, I continue my look back at Feis Ile 2018. In contrast to Bruichladdich [blog], comes Caol Ila. Their 10yo festival bottling – reported to be a staggering £130 – was [only] a mere £100 on the day, not that anyone could try it. Ridiculous! The weather again […]

22 Apr 19
iLaddie Whisky Nerd

I have been having one dram on my wish-list for some time now and it is the Yellow Submarine by Bruichladdich Distillery. Why is this dram on my wish-list? This photo of a yellow submarine below and above aren’t particularly appealing, but they were the only copyrights free image I could find on and […]

22 Apr 19
Travelling Whisky Reviews

When you think of your favourite day of the year what comes to mind immediately? Your birthday? Christmas? Grand Final? Bathurst? Easter has come and gone. ANZAC day is a few days away. All these days are very special days for the TWR family. However, what if I told you that in less than a […]

21 Apr 19
iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Today I did something I had been wanting to do for ages. I had bought the equipment to do so ages ago. So today I blended 16 Single Cask Cask Strength Whiskies from Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore. I cleaned the outside of an empty #Laddiemp tasting bottle I had finished. I did not bother […]

20 Apr 19
Alcohol And Aphorisms

Bruichladdich: Micro Provenance Cask Evolution Exploration: Sauternes 2006 (Scottish Islay Single Malt Whisky: 12 Year: 58.4% ABV) Visual: Light clear gold. Fast thick streaks from the spirit. Nose: Cloying sweet apricot. Dessert wine. Pears. Grapes. Light rubber. Water adds wine gums sweets. More water adds slight salt. Body: Pears. Almost evaporates on the tongue. Water […]

19 Apr 19
Whisky, Aye?

“Generic quote by famous author signifying my quirky interest in the world of whisky” I started this blog out of a fondness for getting pished on whisky with friends, and in embracing this fondness I have since spent far too much money – or not enough, it depends if you are speaking to myself or […]

17 Apr 19
Travelling Whisky Reviews

Ardnahoe Distillery opened its doors last week in Port Askaig, Isle of Islay. Owned by renowned, family run independent bottling company, Hunter Laing, who invested $22 million (AUD) into the construction, it is now the first distillery added to the peated whisky capital in over 15 years. The distillery itself boasts astounding views over the […]

16 Apr 19

Bruichladdich Distillery will close the loop on Islay-based operations with creation of on-site maltings Distiller announced aims to use tidal energy as part of green-energy programme Sustainable farming options to be explored through purchase of Shore House Croft and land Career opportunities to increase, continuing status as island of Islay’s largest private employer Bruichladdich Distillery […]

13 Apr 19
iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Bruichladdich 1989, Cask 44, Oh My Fu$%ng God! Yeah that’s a tasting note for “holy crap thats good!”

11 Apr 19

They say the sun always shines on Bruichladdich’s open day. That it did, though I’m sure no-one expected a heatwave for the entire festival. As I had heard from previous years, Bruichladdich offers a party atmosphere. Here you could try all their festival bottlings and a whole range of other expressions at their well stocked […]

10 Apr 19

It’s coming around again already! To get us in the mood for Islay’s 2019 festival that starts next month, here’s my own insular & obscure view of Feis Ile 2018. It was only my second time on Islay and my first Feis Ile. All I’ve ever known of this special island is wall-to-wall sunshine. It’s been […]