December was busy, but I still managed to drink a few things even if I didn’t get time to write many blog posts. Here are some of those things so I don’t forget what they were.
Tag: caol ila
Hot on the heels of this month’s first birthday Whisky Squad the chaps managed to squeeze in another a mere two weeks later. Offered the back room at The Gunmakers for a larger than usual whisky and dinner affair they took up the challenge and matched the occasion with Diageo’s Colin Dunn, returning for his [...]
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 [...]
Despite having a backlog of posts to publish for the first time since starting the blog (a couple embargoed for various reasons [Hurry up and post the results of the last Whisky Lounge tasting run, Eddie...]) I thought I’d better catch up on a few bits and pieces I’ve not written up yet, so another [...]
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
It’s incredible how important one’s sense of smell is when tasting things. I have, of course, heard from numerous people (including my anosmic mate John) about how taste is predominantly smell, with the tongue painting in wide strokes while the nose adds the detail, so it was rather annoying to discover the actual extent to [...]
Posted: July 4th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: bowmore, bruichladdich, bunnahabhain, caol ila, darren rook, gunmakers, islay, kilchoman, lagavulin, master of malt, peat, whisky guy, whisky squad
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 [...]