Category Archives: Article

Whisky Holiday? The Malt Whisky Trail!

The Malt Whisky Trail Have you ever thought about making a whisky holiday pilgrimage to visit some of the most famous names in whisky? I bet you have! There’s quite a few different trips you could do, from island hopping, … Continue reading

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TWE Whisky Show: Bloggers’ Breakfast

TWE Whisky Show: Bloggers’ Breakfast   Most serious whisky drinkers have been to, or at least know about the existence of whisky shows… there’s a good variety of them over the UK these days, but one of the largest, best … Continue reading

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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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