April 7, 2012
Another one of those generic “not bad, but…” drams from very inactive casks. – Rating: 74/100
September 14, 2010
The extremely pale colour hints to an inactive cask. In fact it was a dead one. Don’t bother. – Rating: 55/100
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 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
August 23, 2011
Year of Birth: 1959
Place of Residence: Hove near Brighton
Whisky Involvement: books, magazine articles, masterclasses etc.
June 16, 2011
Educating people about whisky is a good thing, and many writers try to do so. But are all of them knowledgeable enough to take on this task?
June 16, 2011
Here is the basic knowledge you need to find your way around in the world of Scotch whisky, divided into ten categories.
May 25, 2011
During my Scotland whisky trip I made quite a lot of experiences that are not really worthy of an entire blog post but should not go unmentioned nonetheless.
May 23, 2011
On my way back from Speyside to Edinburgh I made a pit stop in Crieff. I had recieved an invitation from my German Facebook friend Mark Giesler who wanted to show me Glenturret distillery, the home of the Famous Grouse blend.
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.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
May 14, 2011
On the Saturday and Sunday of the Spirit of Speyside Festival the Dufftown Whisky Fair was being held at the Memorial Hall which is located not too far away from the central Clock Tower at the Square.
May 12, 2011
Some distilleries are not normally open for visitors. Only for the Spirit of Speyside Festival Diageo opens the doors to Mortlach.
May 11, 2011
The first event I booked for the Spirit of Speyside Festival was a tour of Speyside Cooperage. It is located right outside Craigellachie, just a stone’s throw away from the distillery.
January 1, 2011
Just before Christmas I was enjoying a celebratory dram or three with my old friend Keith Wood of Whisky-Emporium.com and as often happens after a few Drams and when the night draws in, we set about putting the world, or at least whisky world, to rights.
October 17, 2010
End of September 2010 saw a major public relations effort by Scotch market leader Diageo to convince journalists and bloggers of the qualities of their new Roseisle distillery in Elgin on Speyside.
October 13, 2010
A few days ago I reviewed the Karuizawa 15 yo. The combination of a slight but noticeable smokiness with a rich first fill sherry cask is somthing that is quite unusual for Scotch whisky.
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
July 19, 2010
To create this Bang for the Buck ranking from over 200 ratings, I picked some widely available whiskies that please your palate without hurting your wallet too much.
August 29, 2009
The result does not have much of a statistical value, but nevertheless the winner is not really a surprise:
August 20, 2009
When you plan to invite some friends to a whisky tasting there are quite a few things that should be considered. And there are some pitfalls you should avoid.