Author Archives: Steve Prentice

Review: Jura Tastival 2017

Jura Tastival 2017 – 51% abv Info: Made using whiskies finished in American oak bourbon barrels and Douro Valley Port pipes from Graham’s. Natural cask strength, no chill-filtration. Colour: Summer rich golden with slight orange pink tints. Nose: Rich and … Continue reading

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Review: Redbreast Whisky’s #RedbreastDreamCask event

Redbreast Whisky’s #RedbreastDreamCask event Back in May, as part of the celebrations for World Whisky Day I was one of the lucky folk to be invited along to Billy Leighton’s Redbreast Dream Cask event over on Facebook. It was a … Continue reading

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Head to Head: Summery British Blackcurrant Liqueurs

Head to Head: Summery British Blackcurrant Liqueurs During the summer there’s nothing I like more than finding alternatives to malt, sometimes a change just hits the spot. I love a cold drink of Ribena, so I went on a quest to … Continue reading

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Review: Bowmore 18 Year Old (Travel Retail)

Bowmore 18 Year Old (Travel Retail) – 43% abv Info: Bowmore recently unveiled three new duty-free exclusive malts, aged 10, 15 & 18 years, marking a return to age statements for the first time in five years. The 18yo is described … Continue reading

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Review: The Entertainer by Compass Box

The Entertainer by Compass Box – 46% abv Info: Released over four years ago, The Entertainer by Compass Box is an exclusive whisky to Selfridges, so a slightly more unusual Compass Box dram to find. 1000 bottles produced. Colour: Bright and … Continue reading

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Review: Lagavulin 1994 Distillers Edition

Lagavulin 1994 Distillers Edition – 43% abv Info: Lagavulin, finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Yum. Distilled 1994, bottled 2010. 43% abv. Colour: Rusty gold, slightly orangey. Nose: On the nose you’ve got those sassy Lagavulin notes; sweet peat, ozone, salty … Continue reading

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Bumper Review: The Wood Makes the Whisky | Gordon and MacPhail

The Wood Makes the Whisky | Gordon and MacPhail Below you’ll find a bumper review of 18 G&M whiskies, but first let’s take a quick look at why I’m reviewing these whiskies in the first place… In short, it’s all … Continue reading

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