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 [...]
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
As I have a surprisingly small amount of whisky on the horizon and used the phrase ‘Whisky Deluge’ at the beginning of last week I thought I’d better fulfill the unspoken promise therein and stick up some more about whisky. It’s also Burns Night this evening, which means that by Whisky Blogger Law I have [...]
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
As I noted in my last post, some of the current whisky obsessiveness on this blog can be laid at the door of Richard Paterson, master blender at Whyte & Mackay and constant whisky show presence. My first in person encounter with Richard was a few minutes after getting in to Whisky Live Glasgow, where [...]
Posted: September 27th, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: #whiskyhunt2, blending, dalmore, fettercairn, jura, king alexander III, matusalem, milroys, prophecy, richard paterson, whyte & mackay
A couple of weekends back I found myself on the 6am train out of London Euston bound for Glasgow and this year’s Whisky Live Live Glasgow. It was rather a last minute thing, as I’d answered a request for help on Whyte & Mackay master blender Richard Paterson’s blog the week beforehand offering my services [...]
Posted: September 22nd, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: bruichladdich, clearac, fettercairn, fledgling, glasgow, glenglassaugh, jura, octomore, octomore 3.0, richard paterson, tweeddale blend, whsky live, whyte & mackay