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.

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.

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