It’s been a while since I’ve been officially involved in a Twitter whisky tasting. I gatecrashed Steve Rush‘s last one, thanks to a few random minis of Cooley whiskey I had knocking around, but I’ve stayed away from them to let other people get involved – one of the things that makes a Twitter tasting [...]
Tag: highland park
I don’t get sent many samples of whisky, especially now that I work for a whisky retailer, so I was very pleased to get a parcel before Christmas containing something a little bit more special than the average whisky – a pair of drams from Highland Park’s Orcadian Vintages range. I encountered these for the [...]
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 [...]
As I don’t think I’ve written about whisky enough recently (sarchasm) I thought I’d put something down on paper/the screen/the interwebnets about Whisky Live London 2011. I’ve been almost entirely fail-y when it has come to writing about whisky shows in the past, mainly as a day of walking around pouring whisky down my neck [...]
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
I don’t do much travelling outside of the UK and this means that I generally miss out on the delights of the duty free shopairport travel retail centre. Despite not having an interesting outgoing selection on my recent trip to Hungary, due to flying from rather-uninterestingly-stocked Luton, there was a little more joy in Budapest [...]
Christmas is traditionally a time of over indulgence and I am far from being someone who wants to buck tradition (any excuse). There may have been turkey, pies, bologneses and casseroles over the festive period, but much more importantly there has been booze. Here’s what I’ve been drinking: Beer My friend Mr Utobeer came through [...]
Posted: December 26th, 2009 under Beer, Whisky, Wine.
Tags: arran, brewdog, buffalo trace, glencadam, harviestoun, highland park, homebrew, merlot, Montepulciano d'abruzzo, naked wine, nick, ola dubh, paradox, shiraz, syrah, utobeer
Being a whisky fan as well as a lover of scottish beer (of which there are increasingly more and more good examples of) this jumped out when I heard it was appearing – a Harviestoun beer matured in casks that had previously held Highland Park whisky. The SMWS got a few bottles in for general [...]