December 17, 2012
This is a most unusual whisky and it’s truly kaleidoscopic. There are so many flavours that seem to be shifting constantly that a little of it goes a long way. – Rating: 89/100
June 13, 2010
There is some sherry influence giving the malt a mild fruitiness, but the emphasis clearly is on peat and aromatic spices. A quite complex multi-vintage vatting, this is not something you would get from only one age and cask type. – Rating: 85/100
September 30, 2009
Another quite spicy Adelphi. The peat that is noticeable in the nose is covered by vanilla and spices on the palate. Quite nice, but a little bit rough for my taste. – Score: 84/100
September 26, 2009
Mouthfeel is quite soft at first but gets rougher with growing wood spiciness. I would have preferred a stronger attack, but this still is a very good dram for a very moderate price. – Score: 84/100
September 9, 2009
A great young peat monster that doesn’t have to hide behind its cousins from Islay. – Score: 91/100
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.
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.
March 4, 2012
In tough times on the financial market it is not really a suprise that also collectable whisky moves into the focus of financial investors.
February 23, 2012
It’s Mystical Month in whisky marketing! First mighty Thor swings his hammer, then Jura teams up with a tabloid psychic who analyzes doodles for a giveaway of Jura Prophecy.
May 18, 2011
Stewart Buchanan, the distillery manager of Benriach held a tasting of his whiskies at the Spirit of Speyside Festival. It started out as your usual distillery tasting, but it turned into something very special.
February 4, 2011
Just a mixed bag of assorted whisky wierdness I came across.
September 18, 2010
Year of Birth: 1966
Place of Birth: Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of Residence: Blantyre, Scotland
Profession: Cost controller in a hotel
Whisky Involvement: Whisky club member
September 6, 2010
Among whisky lovers there is a constant debate on how whisky has changed over the years. It is not recommendable to generalize. And to answer the question prematurely: “Yes, but all of it”
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 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.
April 11, 2010
On April 10 the The International Whisky Competition (IWC) closed its doors. It was being held in Chicago where a panel of six high profile whisky experts judged 47 whiskies that had been entered into the competition.
January 31, 2010
Experiments have always played a role in whisky making, especially since the single malt boom took off in the late 1980s and early 1990s. With about a hundred distilleries in Scotland alone, it became neccessary to stand out from the crowd.