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 [...]
Tag: berry brothers and rudd
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
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
A quick note before I start my normal rambling – Whisky Squad numbering. You may notice that my last Whisky Squad post was about #25, which implies that I’ve missed a session – I can safely say that I haven’t, but that I won’t be writing about #26, Whisky Surprise. It was an excellent session, [...]
As I’ve not done one of these for a while I thought I better had do…my notebook is getting full. BrewDog/3 Floyds Bitch Please – a collaborative brew from BrewDog and Chicago’s 3 Floyds. Harking back to their older special edition brews, this is a oak-aged barley wine, reminiscent of the Devine Rebel they made [...]
Posted: May 29th, 2011 under Quick Tastings.
Tags: 3 floyds, abstrakt, auchentoshan, berry brothers and rudd, bitch please, bowmore, brewdog, clynelish, kernel, redemption, sheppy's, tremlett's bitter
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time then you know the drill by now – first week of the month = Whisky Squad. We were joined again by Rob Whitehead of Berry Brothers & Rudd, this time leading the session rather than just being an enthusiastic punter. The topic was Highlanders: [...]
Posted: May 8th, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers and rudd, blair atholl, glencadam, john milroy, Karuizawa, mackinlay, old pulteney, pulteney, rob whitehead, shackleton, teaninich, whisky squad
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 [...]
The year has turned and time for another whisky squad has rolled around. This month, in a departure to the norm, we relocated from The Gunmakers to sample some more whiskies from Berry Brothers and Rudd, the eponymous Berry’s Own Selection, this time in the cellars beneath their shop at Number 3 St James’s Street. [...]
Posted: January 11th, 2011 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, bbr, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, blue hanger, dailuaine, glenrothes, linkwood, mortlach, talisker, whisky squad
As the year draws to a close the season of Christmas parties is upon us. I missed my office Christmas party for the last Whisky Squad (the unblogged #8a, which involved BYOB, chocolate and some impressive drunkenness – Jason managed to write something down and then read it back again, the latter part of which [...]
Posted: December 23rd, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, cameron bridge, christmas, darren rook, duncan taylor, glen scotia, glengoyne, gunmakers, ledaig, master of malt, octave, smws, whisky squad
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