Category Archives: Article

Trip: A visit to Balblair (plus a review of the 1990 vintage)

A visit to Balblair (plus a review of the 1990 vintage) This was originally written in 2015, and I totally forgot to post it! It was based on a visit a few years ago, but I’ve been back twice since then… … Continue reading

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Review: Diageo Special Releases 2016

Diageo Special Releases 2016 Lucky old me, I got invited to join the press launch of the Diageo Special Releases 2016 this year, up in that there London. It’s a great event that has been happening over the last 15 years, … Continue reading

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New Whisky Term: Cash Strength

<mini post> Just a quick post this one… but today I seem to have accidentally invented a new term: “Cash Strength”. This generally refers to new releases that *aren’t* Cask Strength, but certainly appear to priced as if they were! … Continue reading

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Review: Deanston Goodies (15yo Organic, 18yo, 20yo, 2008 Sherry Oak & 11yo Hand Fill)

I was in Scotland on holiday during February 2016 and the good folks of Deanston distillery spotted my tweets about it and kindly suggested I swung by on my way home (as I was going to be driving close by), … Continue reading

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Focus on Fentimans: Smart Soft Drinks

Fentimans: Alcohol Free Christmas Party Winners? Have you heard of Fentimans? If not, let me quickly fill you in…  Thomas Fentiman, a West Yorkshire iron worker, began the business in 1905 when he was given a recipe for botanically brewed … Continue reading

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Press Launch & Review: Glenmorangie Tusail

Glenmorangie Tùsail Recently Glenmorangie launched Tùsail, the 6th release in their yearly Private Edition series of malts… most of which form some part of experimentation by Glenmo’s main man, Dr Bill Lumsden. (See below for my review tasting notes.) This … Continue reading

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My Dewar’s Last Great Malts Trip – Day Two

         So, I’ve been on a Last Great Malts trip, kindly put on by Dewar’s… To read about day one of the trip, go here. Day 2, and it’s a bright and early start. Actually, I tell a … Continue reading

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