Bottlings of this distillery are sold under two different names.
August 17, 2009
This whisky is rather tame for its age. A definite lack of complexity and the aromas don’t really fit together – Score: 69/100
November 12, 2012
On Friday, the long-negotiated deal between Diageo and United spirits has finally been finalized. Diageo pays £1.3 billion for a 53.4% stake in the company.
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.
July 12, 2011
Last week, the Indian Amrut distillery announced a very special whisky release: The Amrut Herald.
June 11, 2011
An in-depth review of five different whisky glasses
October 24, 2010
Year of Birth: 1975
Place of Residence: Kfar Saba, Israel
Profession: Software development
Whisky Involvement: Blogger
May 27, 2010
Some bloggers are obsessed with their site statistics, some don’t care at all, and I for one am somewhere in between. Every couple of weeks I dig deeply into my Google Analytics page to see what’s been going on on my blog. For those of you who are interested in website statistics as well, I [...]
May 23, 2010
No, this is not really supposed to be a tourist guide. In this article I would like to share my experiences of Islay that are not related to specific whisky distilleries. I had never been on Islay before, so I think the title is appropriate.
May 20, 2010
Many whisky lovers have stated that Lagavulin was their gateway drug into the single malt universe. This also is true for me. Probably the reason is that it is very different from standard blends or Glensomething supermarket malts but still has a certain roundness that is not as potentially off-putting to novices as other peated malts.
May 19, 2010
Caol Ila is a strange distillery. Although it is the largest on Islay it is overshadowed by most other distilleries in public perception, perhaps only with the exception of Bunnahabhain. Only since rather recently, Caol Ila single malt has come somewhat out of the closet and seems to be picking up momentum.
May 15, 2010
Often overlooked or regarded as the least interesting of all Islay distilleries, Bunnahabhain is something like the ugly duckling or grey mouse of the bunch. So I was very eager to learn a bit more about it when I set off to Bunnahabhain on my first morning on the island.
July 30, 2009
This is small and subjective selection of websites that I think are improtant for whisky lovers. Of course there are a lot more of interesting sites out there, but this is what I regard as essential, if you have more than a causal interest in whisky.
July 25, 2009
1. How whisky is stored
After distillation, whisky is filled into wooden barrels and left there to mature for several years. Some countries have specific legislation about whisky storage, especially the traditional whisky producers like Scotland or the USA.