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
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
I like big butts and I cannot lie… My week up in Scotland recently not only introduced me to Benromach whisky, but also to the idea of putting whisky in new casks. Now, this may not sound like a particularly wild idea, but the majority of whisky is matured in casks that have already held [...]
Posted: March 11th, 2010 under Whisky.
Tags: benromach, clynelish, compass box, dailuaine, glen moray, glenmorangie, new wood, smws, spice tree, teaninch, whisky live
Dark Star Hophead – I rather like hops so this was pretty much always going to be a favourite. I grabbed a pint at The Wenlock Arms the other night, while popping in briefly for a meeting (meetings in pubs are the best). It’s light and golden with a bitter hoppy taste that doesn’t get [...]
Posted: March 7th, 2010 under Beer, Quick Tastings, Sherry, Whisky.
Tags: dailuaine, Dark Star, Emilin, Hophead, Inchgower, Lustau, Moscatel, smws