The Beginning

Imagine the situation; a new brand has launched a whiskey that stirs the emotions of self-indulgence and excitement within. You’ve already purchased a couple of bottles of whiskey this month and aren’t sure whether to open the wallet up once more and painstakingly part with your hard-earned money. You’ve heard a few murmurings about the brand: something interesting, something different, or something eye-catching, but you just can’t take that step. Well, that’s where Water of Life (WoL) come in to provide you with honest reviews so you can make better-informed decisions about what whiskies to purchase.

Here at WoL, we love both our whiskey and whisky. We all have our favourites and tend to drink them quite often; however, we won’t let that cloud our judgement and, ultimately, our reviews. We aim to provide you with unbiased, balanced, and impartial reviews about whiskies, to provide you with the information that will help you decide whether or not to buy. Importantly, we will always be fully open and honest; we’ll tell you when we get free samples or free bottles. We’ll let you know what’s terrible, but, more enjoyably, we’ll tell you what’s good: but bear in mind, this is our opinion: do with it what you will!

So, a little about us, just to make it all fully transparent. Dave is an Irish whiskey fan and has been drinking and reviewing whiskey for 6-7 years. He is a contributor for Malt Review and is studying for his WSET level 1 to add credibility to his position. He would be predictably drinking Dunville’s, Redbreast, Bushmills and Ardbeg, to name a few. He has recently had a bit of an epiphany and has been broadening his taste buds to Scotch, with the peaty Islays slowly becoming a staple of his daily diet. He has two very young children and therefore has an excuse to drink regularly.

Mike is a self-described Whisky Nerd, who has been a Single Malt Scotch fanatic for more than a decade. Although he would typically prefer a light and fruity Speyside or stonking smoky Islay, he has more recently begun to broaden his horizons to include Irish whiskey, bourbon, and even offerings from Sweden and Australia. He is very glad to have now found an excuse for his whisky drinking: this is now journalism rather than alcoholism.

We aim to supply you with at least two reviews a week initially. Although we both have a passion for whiskies, we also have full-time jobs, so this will be ambitious. However, we aim to grow bigger and better, and we will look to ‘up our game’ and supply you with one review every 2-3 days (as long as our livers and keyboards hold out!).

We will always be on the lookout for new writers. If it’s something that interests you, please get in touch with us: we would love to broaden our horizons and allow our readers to be exposed to new and original voices from the ever-expanding whiskey/whisky community.

So: sit back, relax and let us take you through whiskies, bourbons, poitins and distillery tours and give you all the knowledge you need to take that step.

Sláinte.

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