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 […]

15 Feb 19
Christina de Vries

‘Can I get a double Laphroaig on the rocks please?’ It started there. The bartender looked at me questingly. I’m used to that by now. I guess I just don’t look like the girl who would order a smoky whisky. Apparently he wasn’t that used to selling any kind of whisky apart from Jack or […]

13 Feb 19
Til Death Do Us Whisky

No, no, former hardcore kids. Not that kind of breakdown. Although Scotland is a relatively small country (around the same size as our home state of South Carolina) it is home to 5 distinct whisky producing regions, all with their own signature tastes and styles. If you ask us, we’d say there are actually 6 […]

13 Feb 19
Whisky and a Westfalia

The second in a series of Dram Association events showcasing independent bottlers, this tasting featured some pretty darn good whiskies – including the headliner – a 27 year old Laphroaig. “The Last Word” Bottler: Cooper’s Choice. Distillery: Glen Keith. Age: 20 years. Type: Single Malt Whisky. Region: Speyside. Distillation date: 1996 Bottling date: 2016. ABV: […]

13 Feb 19
American Whiskey Magazine

Pairing the Hudson Valley’s craft whiskey and chocolate  Written by: R.M.Peluso In all of Scotland, there are only a handful of distilleries that still do their own malting. Among them are masters of distinctive flavor:  Highland Park, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Kilchoman, Springbank, Balvenie, and Benriach. In the USA, eight craft distillers have embraced this in-house tradition. […]

12 Feb 19
The [Homers] Odyssey

I haven’t been buying as much whisky i used to (apart from paying for the bottling of shares in Casks i have ) But Just last week a i was tempted by a one that appeared on Whiskybroker’s Website . It was a  14yo bottling of a Margadale cask from the same batch as from […]

11 Feb 19
The Whiskey Jug

When we sat down to do a night of Penderyn whiskies with the Southern California Whiskey Club, I had no idea how many Madeira influenced whiskies we’d be trying that night. The current Madeira, the old Madeira, the Independence (member side pour), the Red Flag (another side pour) and this, the Penderyn Legend. They really […]

10 Feb 19
Granny Skye's Tokyo Adventure

Faye had a day off today, giving us a whole day to ourselves with no constraints on time so we decided to head out of Tokyo and have a travelling day.  First to Shinjuku on the ordinary train and then  we booked tickets to Hakone Yomoto on the Romance Car (I can’t think of anything […]

10 Feb 19

Hey everyone!  Today I am pairing and reviewing Cutty Sark Prohibition Blended Scotch Whisky.  This is not the typical whisky I would choose to feature in our blog, but I decided to pick it up for a number of reasons.  The first few factors in my choice is it is bottled at 50% ABV and […]

08 Feb 19
The Whiskey Jug

Penderyn Celt is a Welsh single malt whisky that’s delivered non chill-filtered with no color added. It was initially aged in Buffalo Trace barrels and then “finished in ex-peated quarter casks” (gee, I wonder where they got peated quarter casks from). It was featured at a recent Southern California Whisky Club tasting and was one […]

07 Feb 19
iLaddie Whisky Nerd

The TTB in the USA has finally begun working again! Yes! One of the drams I noticed first was a Laphroaig 30 YO! “The Ian Hunter Story” The label shows that this 30 YO dram was created in commemoration of Ian Hunter. The rest of the text is on the label which I have read. […]

05 Feb 19

[52.6%・23 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 5,000 Bottles] Nose: Yup, Christmas fruitcake and chimney ash, a bruteness from the peat, iodine spilling and tar burning, dark berries laced with cigarette smoke and rosemary seasoned lamb roasting in the background. Palate & Finish: Gooey mix of toffee, molasses and ripe figs, the […]