Whisky reviews (sorted)
Talisker 18 Year old - Special Treat
What a gift to the whisky world. The Talisker 18 year has become my new favorite single malt Scotch. I have been purchasing and sampling many different bottles. Some have been good to excellent while … read more
SMWS 33.80 - A foodie's delight! - No Rollercoaster, this is an Ardbeg big dipper!
Try as you might, its impossible not to get excited when you taste a new Ardbeg whisky for the first time. Let alone a single cask bottling limited to just 242 bottles. This is an 11 year old whisky … read more
Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist - Slightly formulaic Islay malt
After galg's review of the Airigh Nam Beist the other day, I though while I was heading down to 'The Lark' to taste their wares, I would also see if they had a bottle lying around (they have a pretty big… read more
Bowmore 17 Year old - A melange of contrasts that somehow comes off brilliantly
Smoke and peat and sea salt. Warm and encompassing - and that's just the initial hit of the nose. Behind that, there are hints of sweetness - particularly chocolate - and a dash of fruitiness. A ge… read more
Highland Park 12 Year old - Perfect middle of the way dram, and very well priced
Since I mentioned this one in my Talisker review, I thought I should pour myself a dram and update my thoughts on the Highland Park 12... The nose is really subtle, even tantalising. Fruity sweetness… read more
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX - Big malt at a stunning price
Nose: aromatic and luscious. A very complex play of chocolate, raisins, almonds and toffee. Spicy as well: vanilla, cinnamon, ginger. Richly sherried but it respects the original spirit, with hints of … read more
Aberlour A'bunadh - Quick, some put my mouth out!
I've often wondered how the carnival side show people were able to do the things they could. E.G. bang a nail into their face, swallow a sword or eat fire. In the case of the A'Bundah I would say that… read more
Aberlour A'bunadh - Batch#36; Hammer of the Gods
First try of the Aberlour A'bunadh and indeed my first ever cask strength-er. Bottle opened and left for fifteen minutes then returned to with the trepidation of a bomb disposal engineer surveying a s… read more
Johnnie Walker Red Label - Tis wicked stuff to be sure!
Sampled (or should I say endured) in a Glencairn without water(although I had a few good mouthfuls afterwards). The legs were the best part, strong and thick like a Samoan rugby players. Colour: Mucky… read more
Highland Park 18 Year old - High Expectations
I had heard a lot of good on this whisky before I had the pleasure to taste it myself. Some of the well known experts mention it as one of the best from the Highland Park distillery. Therefore I had … read more
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