Tasting Notes / Reviews By Date



Benriach 2008 (Cask 7880)
Benriach 2008 (Cask 7880)

The Benriach batch 14 single casks, released a short while back, had been snapped up in many specialists even before hitting the shelves and my day job had me pretty busy so it's taken some time to get through to this one.

Dalmore 12 Year Old
Dalmore 12 Year Old

Today I’m getting back to basics and delving into some Dalmore 12 year old.

Dewars 12 Year Old – The Ancestor Blended Scotch
Dewars 12 Year Old – The Ancestor Blended Scotch

I've been looking at Blended Scotch quite closely recently and there are a number of other reviews to come in the next few weeks, this Dewars 12 year old - the ancestor is todays.

Dewars 25 Year Old Blended Scotch
Dewars 25 Year Old Blended Scotch

A 25 year old Blended Scotch is always going to be something i'm going to be happy to give a try of, and this Dewar's 25 Year Old is no different.

The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)
The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)

I've reviewed a number of Remarkable Regional Malts on this site over the last 6 years but this one was one that really did excite me, its not often an interesting affordable dram from Campbeltown is released.

Logan 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Logan 12 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky

I've been working my way through a number of Blends recently, not quite part of the Back to Basics campaign but it certainly is a way of getting more perspective as some of these blends are truly delicious.

Johnnie Walker Explorers Club Collection The Spice Road
Johnnie Walker Explorers Club Collection The Spice Road

When this dram was first released it was only available in Global Travel Retail, but has since been released onto the general market also.

Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old (Douglas Laing)

The standard Timorous Beastie is a seriously drinkable dram, so this 10 year Old expression is one that I was really excited to see.

Glendronach 24 Year Old Grandeur Batch 9
Glendronach 24 Year Old Grandeur Batch 9

This is my first time sampling the Grandeur, which i've heard a lot of people rave about over the years.

James Eadies Trade Mark X Blended Scotch Whisky
James Eadies Trade Mark X Blended Scotch Whisky

I've never been afraid to try, or talk about Blended Scotch and this James Eadies Trade Mark X Blended Scotch Whisky is no different, although it is very unique.

Macallan 1992 Black Gold (Morrison and Mackay)
Macallan 1992 Black Gold (Morrison and Mackay)

Black a Gold is the best of the best from the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask series from Morrison and Mackay and with a Macallan that’s 25/26 years old and single cask you know why it’s in this series.

Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish
Glenglassaugh Port Wood Finish

Second of four new wood finishes from Glenglassaugh Distillery, this second one finished in Port wood.

BenRiach 30 Year Old Authenticus Peated
BenRiach 30 Year Old Authenticus Peated

A 30 year old Peated Benriach, now that sounds like a dram i'm going to absolutely love.

Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish
Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish

The first of four new wood finishes from Glenglassaugh Distillery, this first one finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry wood.

Armorik Single Cask 8048 (La Maison Du Whisky)
Armorik Single Cask 8048 (La Maison Du Whisky)

I've not had the most brilliant experiences with French whisky in the past so when Barry from The Whiskyphiles handed me a sample of this i was a little Sceptical.

Benriach 2005 (Cask 2679)
Benriach 2005 (Cask 2679)

Another from a set of reviews of Benriach batch 14 single casks, released a short while back they had been snapped up in many specialists even before hitting the shelves.

Yoichi Woody and Vanillic
Yoichi Woody and Vanillic

Just before Christmas I was very lucky to receive two samples of ome amazing Japanese whisky from the friendly folks at Dekanta, this is the second of those.

Miyagikyo Fruity and Rich
Miyagikyo Fruity and Rich

Just before Christmas I was very lucky to receive two samples of ome amazing Japanese whisky from the friendly folks at Dekanta, this is the first of those.

Amrut Naarangi
Amrut Naarangi

A good 10-15 years ago i bought a bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies for a blind tasting with friends that was meant to fool them, it was a bottle of Amrut Single Malt, my first World Whisky that wasn't from North America and it went down a storm with me and my friends.

Hazelburn 10 Year Old
Hazelburn 10 Year Old

Today I've been helping Tom with his back to the basics campaign , by drinking Hazelburn 10yr (tough job).