Imagine a drink that 300-400 years ago was utterly outlawed, and, although it was also be prescribed for rheumatism, could… Read more Micil Heritage Poitín
I can only imagine how nervous Shane Braniff would have been when he revived the legnedary Dunville’s brand in 2012 at his new Echlinville distillery. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, winning a host of awards. Among these have been several for the 12-year-old PX finished single cask Dunville’s released for Belfast Whiskey Week 2021, which we will take a look at today.
Autumn is officially over, snow has started falling, the wind is bitter and as a parent, I officially function more… Read more Ardbeg Uigeadail
Tomintoul bills itself as “the Gentle Dram”, and while we enjoyed the 10-Year-Old, we were a little underwhelmed by some of the older offerings, which were a bit too gentle for our taste. Recently, Iain Forteath and the Angus Dundee team were gracious enough to host us for another virtual tasting, which included two Tomintouls that were far from the distillery’s usual offerings. These were their Cigar Malt, a heavily sherried expression designed as the perfect accompaniment for a cigar, and the 15-Year-Old, which has spent three years in a port barrel. Not being matured solely in ex-bourbon casks, these both seemed like promising deviations from Tomintoul’s usual whiskies.
“Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.” Money has… Read more Drinking a €5,500 whiskey
There is almost no overlap on the Venn diagram of “people who think all blends are terrible” and “people who… Read more Compass Box Malt Whisky Collection Horizontal Tasting
Wine and cheese, steak and chips, salt and pepper; there are few pairings more iconic. However, there is one combination… Read more Cambus 25-Year-Old
Mike recently talked about the need for something smoky and Scotchy due to the nights closing in and the temperature… Read more Killowen Rum & Raisin Batch 3
You should know the Water of Life team now; Mike does the Scotch, Dave does the Irish (and very occasional… Read more Thomond Gate Horizontal Tasting
The nights have grown longer, the air has grown colder, and autumn is unmistakably upon us. With the season’s backdrop… Read more Ardbeg Wee Beastie