Tag: berry brothers
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, [...]
Posted: January 12th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, cutty sark, frapin, glenrothes, macduff, mannochmore, talisker, whisky squad
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 [...]
Posted: March 21st, 2011 under Quick Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers, bowmore, compass box, teerenpeli, the glenlivet, whisky live
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
Another month, another slab of Whisky Squad related delight Chez Jeff, the lovely landlord of The Gunmakers. This month we were treated to another special guest following in the rather hefty footsteps of Colin Dunn – Rob Whitehead from Berry Brothers & Rudd. Regular Whisky Guy Darren was off recovering from a whisky related sojourn [...]
Posted: October 21st, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, bbr, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, bunnahabhain, glen mhor, gunmakers, invergordon, ledaig, st magdalene, whisky squad
While I feel slightly guilty for not writing up my notes from the floor of The Whisky Lounge London Show this year, what with this blog allegedly being the only reason I drink, I didn’t come away from the show empty handed. Along with the bottle of Greenore, as inspired by the Cooley tasting, I [...]
Posted: August 14th, 2010 under Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers, festival dram, whisky lounge