Archive for 'Tastings'
The first outing for the Whisky Squad in February (after a late January tasting with me at the helm which I was too busy talking at people during to make notes – the drams are all listed on the ‘Stuff we’ve drunk‘ page on the Squad website) handed the reins of to Joel for a [...]
Posted: February 28th, 2013 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, braes of glenlivet, braeval, dailuaine, glenlivet, glentauchers, gunmakers, imperial, macallan, the glenlivet, whisky squad
Twitter is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the whisky world, with the initial onslaught of geeky whisky fans acting as a vanguard to bloggers, writers and producers who have been signing up and joining in the conversation with various levels of enthusiasm. One of the more recent inductees into the online world is Rachel Barrie, aka [...]
Posted: February 18th, 2013 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: bowmore, rachel barrie
In recent times this blog has been characterised by flurries of posts followed by chunks of silence. Generally I have reasons why I haven’t had time to pour my brain out into a computer, but more often than not it’s been that I just didn’t round to writing anything. This time, though, I did have [...]
Posted: January 28th, 2013 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: canada, victoria whisky festival
With new year comes what is now becoming a tradition for Whisky Squad, in as much as doing something for three years in a row make a tradition – a session in the cellars of Berry Brothers & Rudd with friend of The Squad Rob Whitehead. On arrival Foursquare informed me that I hadn’t been [...]
Posted: January 8th, 2013 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers and rudd, braes of glenlivet, braeval, bunnahabhain, caperdonich, Daniel Bouju, jura, tormore, whisky squad
Steve Rush of The Whisky Wire continues to rule the world of online Twitter tastings. I generally stay out of them to let more real people in, rather than industry shills like myself, but every now and again Steve runs one that piques my interest. They’ve been coming thick and fast recently and one of [...]
Posted: December 7th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, bunnahabhain, jura, littlemill, north of scotland, steve rush, the whisky wire, tweet tasting
Since I’ve started helping out with Whisky Squad I’ve not had the chance to contribute a session’s title, but with #48 I dropped a bad pun and the chaps for some reason went along with it. An evening of grain whisky with occasional whisky photorgrapher and evil tempter Philip Storry - The Storry of Grain. I [...]
Posted: December 5th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: cameron brig, compass box, dumbarton, greenore, gunmakers, hedonism, invergordon, phil storry, port dundas, smws, whisky squad
For the first Whisky Squad of October (two every month now, like clockwork. The website almost crumbled under the load when booking for November’s sessions went live…) we were joined again by ‘Squad veteran Mr Robert Whitehead, the most likely person at Berry Brothers & Rudd to use the word ‘delectable’ and get away with [...]
Posted: October 22nd, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aultmore, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, bowmore, cragganmore, gunmakers, john milroy, longmorn, rob whitehead, tormore, whisky squad
In my constant quest to learn All Things About All Things David from Summer Fruit Cup is my gin saviour. Along with pinging me details of some of the more random gins we have at work he has also run occasional tastings at Graphic and invited me along. The American Gin tasting back on World [...]
Posted: October 16th, 2012 under Gin, Tastings.
Tags: FEW, haymans, leopold's, perry's tot, plymouth, professor cornelius ampleforth
Christmas and New Year are approaching. I know this because I’ve received the ‘prepare for the PAIN’ email at work, warning us of the propensity of people to purchase boozes towards the end of the year and the commensurate increase in the amount of work that us booze slinging retailers will see as it approaches. [...]
Posted: October 9th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, auchentoshan, bowmore, four roses, gunmakers, hibiki, old bothwell, port ellen, tim forbes, tomatin, whisky squad
I am yet again behind on writing up Whisky Squad sessions. I blame the fact that #43 happened the day before I went to Maltstock, and that it’s taken me several weeks to recover from that weekend of drinking in Nijmegen and it’s follow up day of working at Whisky Live Paris. You know you [...]
Posted: October 1st, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: gunmakers, karen stewart, wemyss, whisky squad