After being introduced to single malts at the age of 16 (and thus circumventing the painful experience of being brought up on cheap blends & coke) I've fallen in love with whisky, collected way more than is necessary, and started a whisky club in London (www.whiskysquad.com).
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Glengoyne Burnfoot - Am I hallucinating this dram?
Burnfoot appears to be a release for the travel market, as I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere else. The bottle comes with no age statement, and the packaging contains a load of bumf about the… read more
Bowmore Darkest Sherry Cask Finish - Take a walk on the Dark side
Firstly I should probably make it abundantly clear that these notes relate to the Bowmore Darkest from the "old" series, which had no age statement on the bottle and was - as the name suggests - quite a… read more
Laphroaig 11 year old Duthies (WM Cadenhead) - Slow burning chalky night nurse
So you think you know everything about Laphroaig, eh? I thought I knew a fair bit, but this one sent me back to school. To start with I detected balsamic vinegar in the aroma and wondered if something… read more
Duncan Taylor The Octave - Bowmore 1982 - Pass the salt... this is a pudding!
After reading the outline of how this one works - with the high-wood contact small cask conditioning - I was expecting a bit of a sherried belter, however it turned out to be quite a delicious and str… read more
Octomore Orpheus 5 Year Old Edition 2.2 - Smoke, rubber, and WOW
I've been looking forward to trying this Drinks by the Dram bottle from Master of Malt which I picked up, and having found my recent tastings bereft of peat I figured why not try to redress the balance… read more