Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

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Alfred Barnard's wonderfully detailed illustration of Glenugie Distillery (formerly Invernettie), 1887 Distilleries have come and gone in the whisky industry for centuries, and today, in a hugely competitive single malt whisky market, old ones are rejuvenated and new distilleries are being built. Some of these include distilleries with legendary status that fell silent many years … Continue reading Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

J.D. William’s Whisky Bar, Amsterdam

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Another write-up...only a few days after the last!? It's feast or famine right now, folks. I was recently in Amsterdam, so decided to check out a whisky bar. Opted for J.D. William's Whisky Bar which is based in Jordaan, slightly west of the centre, and nestled amongst boutique shops, restaurants, and fresh food markets. Lovely, … Continue reading J.D. William’s Whisky Bar, Amsterdam

Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

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I've not written for a while because of a combination of procrastination, apathy, life, holidays, and work. Multiple excuses, pick yer winner(s). Anyway, back with Review No. 8 and it's Dalmore's 18 Year Old expression from their core range (or, as Dalmore have named it, their Principal Collection - fair enough). In all honesty - … Continue reading Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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The new Highland Park Whisky Shop in Kirkwall hopes to improve the distillery's presence in the town centre, and benefit from the regular footfall of tourists who visit the Orkney Islands, but cannot always make the short trip to the distillery itself. Aptly opened on the 8th of May, which is International Viking Day. This … Continue reading The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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Whisky Regions – Part 2

A Wee Introduction to Campbeltown It’s the 1870s, and Campbeltown is booming. A bustling fishing port located on the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, it’s an ideal location to drive Scotland’s tumultuous whisky industry in to the 20th century. The town’s sea loch, proximity to Glasgow, and the previous decades’ steam ship … Continue reading Whisky Regions – Part 2

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Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old

An all-time classic. There, I've said it, and I steadfastly refuse to back down. I'm putting my head on the block, and my non-existent reputation on the line. Granted, what I write is all subjective and is only my own experiences, but if you can bear with me and the following woeful analogies, then I … Continue reading Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old

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Whisky Regions – Part 1

A Wee Introduction to The Highlands Scotland is made up of over 30,000 square miles of deep glens and tumbling burns, 282 imposing Munros, over 790 islands, 6000 miles of coast, a mind-boggling 31,000 lochs, and, maybe most importantly, 6 whisky regions (well, 5 and 1 sub-region, but 6 gives me an extra article). The … Continue reading Whisky Regions – Part 1

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Review No. 6 – GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament

I have previously mentioned my somewhat tragic levels of fanboy appreciation for GlenDronach and their sherry bomb whiskies, in particular their core range, so the 21 Year Old Parliament was never going to sit on my shelf for very long - 3 weeks if you are wondering - before being opened. Most would relate the … Continue reading Review No. 6 – GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament

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Review No. 5 – Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

Islay's spectrum of flavours, the island's stunning scenery, and it's deep-rooted history with whisky make it one of, if not the most popular whisky region. With 8 distilleries (9 with Ardnahoe Distillery recently opened in Port Askaig, April 2019) dotting the landscape, and each with its own distinctive style, from bottle design to marketing, and … Continue reading Review No. 5 – Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

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Review No. 4 – GlenDronach The Doric

I have a soft spot for GlenDronach. I think this has something to do with growing up in Aberdeen, but more so because of the well-known and much-fabled 'older-than-they-state' bottlings of the 15 Revival, the 18 Allardice, and the 21 Parliament (this great Words of Whisky article explains further), and because of the sherry bombs … Continue reading Review No. 4 – GlenDronach The Doric

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Whisky Auctions – A Haphazard Beginner’s Guide to Buying

Since March 2018, I have dabbled (read: wasted money) in purchasing and, on the odd occasion, selling whisky via online auction sites. Previously, selling alcohol in the UK could be done via sites like Ebay and Gumtree, however this was eventually prohibited because they were unable to verify that the products would not be bought … Continue reading Whisky Auctions – A Haphazard Beginner’s Guide to Buying

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Bushmills Tour + Tastings

"Generic quote by famous author signifying my quirky interest in the world of whisky" I started this blog out of a fondness for getting pished on whisky with friends, and in embracing this fondness I have since spent far too much money - or not enough, it depends if you are speaking to myself or … Continue reading Bushmills Tour + Tastings