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
My second tasting at Maltstock was the one I put at the top of my list – The Balvenie with Global Brand Ambassador Sam Simmons. Sam is a Whisky Exchange alumnus and I’ve bumped into him a bunch over the last year or so, but I’ve only managed to attend one of his tastings, a [...]
Posted: September 19th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, maltstock, sam simmons
It’s the end of the year and it seems that buying booze is towards the top of people’s minds. As such I’ve been hidden away at TWE Towers, poking the website, processing orders, picking bottles and generally running around like the famed blue arse fly of proverb. So, now that I’m sat on the sofa [...]
Posted: December 26th, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, glendronach, glenisla, gunmakers, hibiki, kings ginger, whisky squad
The year hasn’t ended yet and here it is – a blog post about the most recent Whisky Squad tasting. It’s even (unless plans go awry, in which case I’ll delete this sentence making these parentheses entirely pointless) before the next Squad meeting, the Christmas dinner on the 8th of December, so this officially makes [...]
Posted: December 5th, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: arran, balvenie, benriach, birnie moss, caskstrength, compass box, glenfarclas, glengoyne, glenmorangie, great king street, movember, smws, whisky squad
I’m so very tired. It’s over a week since I got back from The Netherlands and still I am a broken wreck who looks on the concept of being a ‘shell of a man’ as being a step up. And what is to blame for this? Maltstock 2011 – the best whisky festival I’ve been [...]
Posted: September 21st, 2011 under Quick Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, balvenie, blaue maus, bruichladdich, glen grant, glen scotia, gold cock, laphroaig, maltstock, schwarzer pirat, tamdhu, wasmunds
A bit quiet on the blogging front this last week as I’ve been doing my first week at The Whisky Exchange. So as not to leave the blog fallow here’s a quick post pointing you at another post – my first post on the TWE Blog, talking about whisky cocktails. Feel free to go and [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2011 under Bar, Meta, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, tweblog, whisky den
Some more of what I done been drinking: Balvenie 12 Years Doublewood – a whisky grabbed as a chaser round the corner from the Sci-Fi-London film festival after a day of packing bags and herding punters. It had a grassy, olive oily nose with hints of sugary spice and a touch of wood. To taste [...]
Posted: May 9th, 2010 under Beer, Cider, Quick Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: balvenie, caol ila, fullers, glen moray, glen scotia, smws, springbank, thatchers