22 Feb 19

Which gin to go for when miles high By Joe Bates Airlines, starved of onboard space and eager to pander to mainstream tastes, haven’t served gin-loving travellers particularly well over the years. If a passenger fancied a G&T during their flight, Gordon’s, Bombay Sapphire or Beefeater were probably the only options offered to them. Schweppes […]

21 Feb 19
Whisky Reviews

A review of Bruichladdich’s 2011 vintage ‘Islay Barley’ single malt whisky…

20 Feb 19

Millennial Drinkers are continuously been envious of individuals who don’t get drunk simply aren’t they. Like your previous school friend who might down half a bottle of hard drink and still will beat you in a game of cards. You’re not a weakling when it involves drinking, however you’ve continuously hoped to extend your tolerance. […]

19 Feb 19
Malt Fascination

Last October I was staying in Speyside with my family. And even though my kids are 6, 4 and 1 years old, I found I had the moral and educational obligation to show them a whisky distillery. The closest one was Benromach, but I visited that plays a couple of years ago, and wanted to […]

18 Feb 19
Whisky Gospel

The peated Port Charlotte whisky (from Bruichladdich distillery) is a fan favorite, very much liked just like the ultra-peated Octomores. I’ve had my share of previous official Port Charlotte limited editions and of course many independent bottlings (which I must add that many of them are excellent) But I was looking forward this kind of […]

17 Feb 19
In A Kingdom By The Sea

So, I’m very keen to maintain work life balance as much as humanly possible and I’m always on the lookout for interesting things to do both inside and outside the city. At the beginning of February I was lucky enough to win myself and my gin loving buddy a couple of tickets to GIN:NE in […]

17 Feb 19
That Whisky Guy

Exclusive: Brack Art Masterclass am Finest Spirits Festival 2019 mit Ewald Stromer.

17 Feb 19
Exclusive Tasting Events

Whisky Tasting Masterclasses at The Islay Whisky Festival 2019 Once again former Caol Ila Distillery Manager David Wood will be hosting exclusive Islay Single Malt Whisky Masterclasses on Islay during the Islay Whisky Festival 2019. This is an opportunity to attend a tasting featuring drams from the different distilleries on Islay hosted by a former […]

13 Feb 19
Master Quill

Bruichladdich, today, is known for their three brands of Whisky. The “unpeated” Bruichladdich, the heavily peated Port Charlotte (40 ppm), and the super heavily peated Octomore (80 ppm and higher). In november and december of 2007 Bruichladdich also made a heavily peated distillate at 50 ppm called Lochindaal. The Lochindaal spirit is named after a […]

12 Feb 19
Whiskied Wanderlust

Cask strength, barrel proof, barrel strength… high proof whiskey is quite the trend, with more distilleries offering strong bottles. They have a bunch of different names but all mean the same thing: whiskey with alcohol content 100 proof or more. What’s behind the trend? And, more importantly, how do you drink cask strength whiskey or […]

10 Feb 19
Les 5 du Vin

I rarely write about spirits here, or indeed anywhere else, as I am not a regular drinker of these substances. Yes, I do enjoy the occasional glass of Armagnac, Cognac or Rum, but I am not a great Whisky lover (with some rare exceptions) and Vodka leaves me cold. But I do like Gin, at […]

09 Feb 19
iLaddie Whisky Nerd

How are the shapes of Whisky Glassware protected agains copying by others? Well, just like with all products, the inventors can apply for a patent that protects them from others illegally using their designs. That had me thinking. What would the patents for The GlenCairn glass look like? Or the Túath Irish Whiskey Glass? Or […]

09 Feb 19
Whisky and Wisdom

Your very own cask of whisky….it’s the ultimate indulgence, isn’t it?  You’ve been drinking whisky for a while; you have your favourite brands; you may even have travelled to Scotland and visited a few of your favourite distilleries.  When you love whisky this much, owning your cask – or investing in one – is the […]

08 Feb 19
The Whiskyphiles

Octomore 08.3 whisky review: A mixture of sweet and bitter make for quite a complex dram permanently backed by peat influences but never overpowered by it. Lots of delicious woody herbal influence and a little earthen too in places, there is soft and tropical fruits and coconut in here also.  87/100