24 Apr 19

This Week’s Whisky Fudge The whisky fudge for this week will be: GlenDronach – Batch 7 Caol Ila 18 Year Old Boxes contain 200g of fresh homemade whisky fudge – Order form link is below… Important Information INGREDIENTS: Golden Caster Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk (Whole Milk and Sugar), Butter (from Milk and Salt) Whisky For Allergens see ingredients in bold The freshly […]

16 Apr 19

Wannabe discusses the perils of Ticket Resellers and train travel whilst enjoying the atmosphere of Murrayfield on a big match day and samples the delights of Innes and Gunn and Glenfarclas.

13 Apr 19
Whisky and Wisdom

You’ve probably been at a whisky event amongst a bunch of people and you were tasting a whisky from a particular distillery when someone around you remarked, “Ah, it’s not as good as it used to be…their whisky was so much better 20 years ago!”   Or words to that effect.   It’s a sentiment I’ve heard […]

13 Apr 19
J&J Spirit Shop

GlenDronach 15 year old Revival went on hiatus three years ago due to a shortage. In 2018 it re-emerged with a new recipe, tweaked by master distiller Rachel Barrie. As before, a mixture of Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherry casks has taken care of the aging process, and the result is one of the very […]

11 Apr 19
Whisky Reviews

A review of a 12 year old single malt from GlenAllachie. The flagship bottling of this interesting distilleries new core range…

08 Apr 19
On the Sauce Again

Scotland can be divided into six different whisky regions: Speyside, Lowlands, Highlands, Islands, Cambeltown and Islay. Each region has an unique flavour profile, although, as always, there are exceptions to every rule. It is also good to remember these are simply guidelines, not regulations. Overall, Scotland has around 130 whisky distilleries, and some 30 new […]

08 Apr 19

A key member of the BenRiach range, the 10 Year Old is a great Whisky, with lots of character and charm. The Brand BenRiach have been around since 1898, when they were set up by John Duff. They are right at the heart of Speyside and represent the typical Speyside character, with lots of Sherry. […]

29 Mar 19
Malt Fascination

Sometimes someone else posts a bottle-share in ‘my’ bottle-share group and sometimes I buy or trade a sample of said share. In this situation, I got my hands on a 2015 bottling of Tamdhu, the first of their Batch Strength releases. I think, in this case, Batch Strength means that it’s actually a cask strength […]

29 Mar 19
My Annoying Opinions

I haven’t reviewed very many Blair Athols—it’s been almost a year since my last review in fact. That one was a single sherry cask, distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2014 or 2015 by Signatory. This one is not quite as old but is also from a single sherry cask. This is from the 1995 […]

28 Mar 19

Scheda Iniziale : Distilleria: Speyside Imbottigliamento: “Valinch & Mallet”, 1996 – 2018, 22y, ex-sherry Hogshead Gradazione: 54,8 % Prezzo: circa 170 € Oggi vi parleremo della distilleria sicuramente più rappresentiva dell’intero Speyside: Speyside! Esattamente, si chiama così e noi abbiamo vinto il premio per l’intro più originale del 2019. Vedremo di farci perdonare portandovi, come esempio […]

27 Mar 19
The Gourmet Gent

A sunny day at one of Surrey’s treasure spots, but I can’t keep silent about this 21 year old, matured and distilled perfection – The Glendronach Parliament Whiksy, finished and distilled in the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez Sherry Casks – a great gift for my milestone Birthday!

25 Mar 19
Scotty’s Drams

Whisky myths smashed #1 Ask 100 people what makes a good whisky, or any other spirit, and you’ll get 100 different answers. Some of the answers may be very similar, but very few will be completely the same. A whole range of opinions will be given, such as age, price, the distillery, whether or not […]

24 Mar 19
Whisky Apocalypse

I have half a dozen bottles of GlenDronach in the house, a couple of the 18, one of the 8, couple of the older 15 and this and yet I’ve never reviewed any of them, which seems a strange affair but there you go. I’m slowly but surely going through my Drinks by the Dram […]