In the world of Scottish whisky, barley is king, both in single malts and in blends. A Scottish Rye whisky would be unthinkable… wouldn’t it?
Northern Ireland has pretty much been a one whiskey country; Bushmills has produced and sold its own whiskey here since… Read more Shortcross Rye & Malt
Last week, I wrote about the experience of visiting the Blair Athol Distillery. A mainstay of Diageo’s portfolio of blends, only around 1% of the whisky from this distillery ends up in a bottle with a Blair Athol label. Is this a whisky so terrible that it’s only good for a blend, or is it a heavenly nectar too good for blenders to give up? Only a horizontal tasting will answer this question!
Is there a name more synonymous with Irish whiskey than Powers? Everyone currently wants a Powers single cask to their… Read more Powers Irish Whiskey – The Friend at Hand Single Cask
Presently, Irish whiskey is developing its methods, flavours, processes and strategy to retain its position as the most sought-after whiskey… Read more Athrú Odyssey Trilogy
Dunville’s have always been fine purveyors of Pedro Ximénez finished whiskies. It’s their signature, their hallmark and ultimately something they… Read more Dunville’s PX and Oloroso Cask
As promised, part two. Cotswolds have quite the range, and once I finished the tour, they generously gave me a… Read more Cotswolds Distillery Horizontal Tasting
Since 2018 when the first Daftmill hit the market, stocks have routinely sold out in minutes. It isn’t unusual for a new distillery’s inaugural limited release to be a unicorn. However, not many distilleries can boast the same interest for every subsequent bottling. Having finally managed to get my hands on the 2010 Summer Batch Release, it’s time to see it the dram lives up to its mythical status.
The drinks market is becoming more and more contested and congested, competition is rife, and consumers expect value for money… Read more Killowen Bulcán – Dead and Buried
I first encountered Copeland’s signature blend, Merchants’ Quay, during a blind tasting Jon R hosted for the Water of Life team. It wasn’t long before I ordered a bottle. With a little further inspection, it’s clear that this whiskey deserves a more in-depth examination.