Tag: whisky squad
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
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 [...]
Posted: January 8th, 2013 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: berry brothers and rudd, braes of glenlivet, braeval, bunnahabhain, caperdonich, Daniel Bouju, jura, tormore, whisky squad
Since I’ve started helping out with Whisky Squad I’ve not had the chance to contribute a session’s title, but with #48 I dropped a bad pun and the chaps for some reason went along with it. An evening of grain whisky with occasional whisky photorgrapher and evil tempter Philip Storry - The Storry of Grain. I [...]
Posted: December 5th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: cameron brig, compass box, dumbarton, greenore, gunmakers, hedonism, invergordon, phil storry, port dundas, smws, whisky squad
For the first Whisky Squad of October (two every month now, like clockwork. The website almost crumbled under the load when booking for November’s sessions went live…) we were joined again by ‘Squad veteran Mr Robert Whitehead, the most likely person at Berry Brothers & Rudd to use the word ‘delectable’ and get away with [...]
Posted: October 22nd, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aultmore, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, bowmore, cragganmore, gunmakers, john milroy, longmorn, rob whitehead, tormore, whisky squad
Christmas and New Year are approaching. I know this because I’ve received the ‘prepare for the PAIN’ email at work, warning us of the propensity of people to purchase boozes towards the end of the year and the commensurate increase in the amount of work that us booze slinging retailers will see as it approaches. [...]
Posted: October 9th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, auchentoshan, bowmore, four roses, gunmakers, hibiki, old bothwell, port ellen, tim forbes, tomatin, whisky squad
I am yet again behind on writing up Whisky Squad sessions. I blame the fact that #43 happened the day before I went to Maltstock, and that it’s taken me several weeks to recover from that weekend of drinking in Nijmegen and it’s follow up day of working at Whisky Live Paris. You know you [...]
Posted: October 1st, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: gunmakers, karen stewart, wemyss, whisky squad
While Whisky Squad started out at The Gunmakers, with even the initial formation of the idea happening at the bar, over the last year or so we’ve been letting Jeff have his upstairs room back from time to time to make a foray out into the world. For Whisky Squad #41 we took that to [...]
Posted: August 27th, 2012 under Cocktails, Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: bladnoch, glenkinchie, inverleven, mizuwari, port dundas, rosebank, whisky squad
In a step closer to being almost up to date I present Whisky Squad #40. Helpfully I couldn’t make #39, an excellent night charting the develop of Glenfiddich since the 1960s with Jamie Milne and a bunch of old bottlings of whisky, due to an appointment with a beer festival, but #40 was one that [...]
Posted: August 14th, 2012 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: Dominic Roskrow, DYC, King Car, Mackmyra, nikka, penderyn, sohowhisky club, Taketsuru, whisky squad, Writers Tears
I am much behind on Whisky Squad write-ups, which is especially bad as I’ve recently started helping out organise The Squad properly, rather than just shouting drunkenly during the sessions and claiming that it’s ‘help’. Anyways, Whisky Squad #37 has fallen by the wayside, as I was helping present it and didn’t make enough notes. [...]
Posted: August 2nd, 2012 under Beer, Cocktails, Gin, Other Boozes, Tastings, Vodka.
Tags: adnams, copper house, david fitt, ed bates, longshore, north cove, spirit of broadside, whisky squad
It’s taken a while but unfortunately Whisky Squad has now run out of whisky to taste. Over 35 sessions (plus a few unnumbered ones) we’ve tasted our way through everything Scotland has to offer. Rather than curl up and die, like any self respecting society dedicated to the exploration of a specific spirit, the Squad [...]
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Mezcal, Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: don julio, el tesoro, gunmakers, ilegal, matthias lataille, olmeca, stephen myers, tahona society, tequila, tezon, whisky squad