How time flies. A mere two years ago I was an occasional drunk who sometimes wrote things up on his blog, who then bumped into Andy and Jason of WhiskySquad at a couple of booze events, leading to my attendance of almost every one of their sessions. These days I’m a professional drunk who still [...]
This week has been ‘hard’. By ‘hard’ I mean that my normal ‘work’ has been supplemented by even more events than usual, culminating in the 2-day fungasm (fungasm might be going too far, I will admit) that was Whisky Live London 2011. I was at there under the auspices of work and I have at [...]
This post has been fomenting for a while, but the perils of work and thinking too much about whisky have forced it into the background until now. Domu888 on twitter (Dominic Edsall in real life) asked me a while back what my top 10 whiskies under £50 were. I fired off a few off the [...]
One of the bonuses of my new job is that I’m not only able to go along to many of the whisky tastings at the TWE shop in Vinopolis, but I’m half expected to so that we can write up the events on our blog. However, most of the time I’m backup writer and now [...]
Having rather foolishly double booked myself during the last Whisky Lounge event in London (a Springbank tasting that I was rather looking forward to that got dropped in favour of an evening of sherry) I grabbed a ticket to Mr Ludlow’s December extravaganza as soon as I could. This time the format was slightly different [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: ardbeg, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, big peat, bowmore, bunnahabhain, eddie ludlow, islay, jura, prophecy, tempest, whisky lounge
I’ve been a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a couple of years now (with my third year renewal sitting just on the other side of New Year) and have been rather a fan since the day I first walked through the doors of their London rooms. Since then I’ve visited both of [...]
September flew by a bit for me and shortly after I finished writing up last month’s Whisky Squad another one appeared on the horizon. In honour of the fluffy top lips of a chunk of The Squad this session’s theme was Movember. Whisky Gandalf Darren, the man behind Whisky4Movember and random chap for Master of [...]
Posted: November 13th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: ardbeg, blasda, caol ila, charlie maclean, dalmore, darren rook, dave broom, extra black, gunmakers, highland park, marcin miller, master of malt, mo'land, mo'rkney, movember, richard paterson, serge valentin, smo'key, smokehead, whisky squad, whisky4movember
A bit of a unexpected move by The Whisky Squad this month. Having gone through various high powered single malts this meeting’s theme was to be the whisky snob’s enemy – the much maligned blend. The idea behind this was to help further put down the theory that blended whisky is by its very nature [...]
Posted: September 16th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: adelphi, ardbeg, bailie nicol jarvie, ben nevis, compass box, glenmorangie, gun, gunmakers, hedonism, serendipity, whisky guy, whisky squad
Ardbeg is a bit of a strange distillery. They’re small but scarily well known, with fanatical fans (although I suspect that’s a tautology), scarily high prices for some of their bottlings and the backing of a big corporate. I’ve only recently started learning about them and haven’t really tried any of their whiskies since I [...]
Being a science fiction fan I spent the long easter weekend just gone hidden away in hotel by Heathrow airport attending Eastercon, the yearly british sci-fi convention. While the con committee managed to rustle up a bar full of London Pride and Old Rosie (even if the cider did its traditional thing and disappeared a [...]
Posted: April 5th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: ardbeg, auchentoshan, bladnoch, dalwhinnie, eastercon, glenlivet, Iain Banks, laphroaig, macallan, odyssey 2010, smws, st georges, yamazaki