December 31, 2012
There is a slight brininess to this tasty dram that in conjunction with the orange aromas remotely reminds me of Springbank. – Rating: 83/100
February 5, 2012
Some very nice flavours are hidden in this malt, especially the well-integrated barrel char, but the mouthfeel is a bit watery. – Rating: 81/100
February 1, 2011
Glen Ord bottlings are not easy to find, and this one is definitely reccomendable. It is full-bodied, creamy and fruity and creates the impression of being noticeably older than just 12 years. – Rating: 85/100
July 29, 2009
Middle-of-the-road malt. No weaknesses and no strengths – Score: 73/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
April 23, 2013
The Scotch whisky industry is very special in a way. Scotch whisky is a highly regulated produc. But still there is a huge amount of Scotch whisky on the market whose origins are virtually unknown.
April 5, 2013
Diageo’s recent announcement to build a new big whisky distillery next to Teaninich has again – much like it was the case with Roseisle some years ago – prompted a wave of disapproval among whisky geeks.
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 23, 2013
It came as quite a surprise when I received an official invitation for the Victoria Whisky Festival a few months ago. Here is the report.
January 2, 2013
Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
December 8, 2012
David Driscoll’s Thursday post on the K&L Wines blog brought up an interesting comparison between whisky and wine that I think needs further examination.
November 29, 2012
It’s that time of year again. For anyone on the lookout for whisky-realated gifts here are a few recommendations that offer great value.
November 28, 2012
Yesterday I came across a news article in French about Rémy Cointreau’s plans for the newly acquired Bruichladdich distillery
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
November 3, 2012
I does not need much imagination to notice that this recipe is inspired by the French Coq au Vin, a chicken braised in wine. Here we swap wine for whisky.
October 29, 2012
Musings about failed luxury whisky auctions and whisky investment
October 18, 2012
Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.
October 11, 2012
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 18, 2012
Thoughts on the current trend of whisky charity auctions.
June 26, 2012
The visit to several Diageo facilities proved to be very insightful with regard to how casks are managed by the company. Here are some interesting facts and observations.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
May 11, 2012
More than once I have been grumpy about whisky marketing stunts because I just have a bullshit allergy. But here are three examples of campaigns that I honestly enjoy.