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 [...]
Tag: master of malt
This is an article that I’ve been half sitting on for a while – I’ve had the bottles on the side for the best part of a year and have been meaning to get round to writing some tasting notes (and even open one of them). So finally I’ve got round to cracking the seal [...]
Well. Pretty much as the title says – I did a guest post over on the Master of Malt blog. They sent me a bottle of whisky and some bitters (I now have two bottles of their bitters…) and asked me to come up with a Christmassy cocktail. I didn’t use quite as many bits [...]
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 [...]
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
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
To be perfectly honest I blame the Australians. It could have been any number of of countries in the southern hemisphere, but in the end it was the Aussies that have set things up ready for a month of pain for me: it is almost time for Movember. Started years back somewhere in the heat [...]
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
Ever since the Cooley tasting I attended at Whisky Lounge I’ve been keeping an eye out for a chance to try more of their whiskies. So, when I spied the Greenore 15 Year OId while clicking through the Drinks by the Dram list for my first order I couldn’t really say no. It’s the longer [...]
I don’t really buy whisky online. Generally I like to talk at people, so buying a bottle is normally an excuse to go and annoy the folk at one of the whisky shops in London, with me asking questions, making shakily backed up pronouncements and being corrected in pronunciation of distillery names and general misapprehensions [...]