I have three real loves in life, my dog, fly fishing and whisky. Drinking and collecting quality single malt whisky is relatively new to my world, only having started really appreciated within the last 2 or so years.
About 2 years ago a friend introduced me to Talisker and all of my opinions of what whisky tasted like were changed. The complex flavours, beautiful aromas, monstrous finishes... single malt scotch whisky was more then I had ever thought a simple spirit could be. Now I keep a bottle at 3 friends houses for when I stop by so I have a drink while they drink their vodkas and gins. I keep a flask with me on the river while fishing for a quick warmer or celebration of a beautiful catch.
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Lagavulin 16 Year old - Classicaly Powerful
Lagavulin is one of the big three on the southern side of Islay known for their peaty/smokey character, the others being Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Founded in 1816 by John Johnston, it is now run by Georgie… read more
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old - re-vammed
Recently the wonderful people at Bunnahabain have changed their bottling of the standard 12yo. The bottle has changed from a green to a dark brown, the ABV % was bummed up from 40% to 46.3%, and they have… read more
Bruichladdich Peat - beastly!
This whisky is quite a catch, but in a strange way. It seems to me that Bruichladdich made an interesting decision with this malt and my hat is off to them. Both non chill-filtered and colouring free add… read more
Ardbeg Alligator - ...Was left wanting something more
When I first got this bottle I was extremely excited and promised myself that I would wait to open it for some special occasion. Well got a decent raise at work and decided the stress of two weeks prior… read more