Mr Ludlow gets around a bit. I’ve been sitting on this post (well, to be strictly truthful I hadn’t actually got round to writing it until early March) for a bit to let him finish his national tour of this tasting, taking in his regular haunts from London to Newcastle. The reason for keeping it [...]
Archive for March, 2011
Despite having a backlog of posts to publish for the first time since starting the blog (a couple embargoed for various reasons [Hurry up and post the results of the last Whisky Lounge tasting run, Eddie...]) I thought I’d better catch up on a few bits and pieces I’ve not written up yet, so another [...]
Despite my best intentions I do seem to let a lot of the things that I grab to write about stack up. While that may not seem like the worst thing in the world (Oh noes! I seem to have a pile of boozes on a shelf and I HAVE to taste them all…) it [...]
Flicking through my notebook to remind myself of what I’ve been up to of late (I don’t bother storing such information in my brain any more, it’s too full of useless facts that I’ve accidentally learned from Wikipedia) I came across a bunch of tasting notes from Whisky Live London. Rather than let them sit [...]
I’ve often lamented the lack of good beer shops in London. I’ve not done any research to see if there actually are any other than Utobeer in Borough Market, but that’s never stopped me having a good lament. I do like lamenting. Anyways, while wandering around Whisky Live London I bumped into drinky PR queen [...]
Posted: March 18th, 2011 under Beer, Food, Tastings.
Tags: alex barlow, all beer, celis, citra, copper dragon, dr.ink, drink of fulham, dupont, freedom, früh, gueuze, harviestoun, hopback, kernel, kölsch, mort subite, saison, schneider-weisse, shrila amin, thornbridge, williams brothers
My inability to organise travel, amongst other things, is well known amongst the lovely people I refer to as ‘friends’, with my habit of constantly changing my mind and not being able to make simple decisions (such as ‘which hotel do I stay in’ or ‘ where do I go on holiday’) leading to a [...]
As I don’t think I’ve written about whisky enough recently (sarchasm) I thought I’d put something down on paper/the screen/the interwebnets about Whisky Live London 2011. I’ve been almost entirely fail-y when it has come to writing about whisky shows in the past, mainly as a day of walking around pouring whisky down my neck [...]
Despite my enthusiasm for tequila that started last year I’ve not had much of a chance to dig into tequilas and mezcals since, apart from on my occasional trips to Wahaca. As such I was rather pleased to be invited along to a tequila tasting session at the new Soho branch of Wahaca by Chris [...]
Posted: March 8th, 2011 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: Carmessí, cascahuin, del maguey, Don Cosme, don valente, el tesoro, fortaleza, henry besant, mark selby, mezcal, pechuga, Pueblo Viejo, tres mujeres, tromba, unico, vida, wahaca
Twelve down, many to go – Whisky Squad has almost reached its first birthday and to mark the occasion we had a rather special evening nestled in the hands of Chris Maybin from Compass Box. I’ve mumbled out Compass Box in the past and they remain one of my favourite whisky companies, with consistently interesting [...]
Following hot on the heels of my last post about Albannach‘s monthly whisky club is this more timely write up of February’s gathering. Shifted downstairs into a darkened corner booth of Albannach’s A-Bar due to a private party having booked the entire upstairs we had a few of us from last time and some new [...]