Whisky Reviews

  1. Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old - Review

    Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve has been described variously as “more a folk tale than a whiskey”, “a unicorn” and “the most hyped bourbon ever,” all on account of its rarity.
  2. Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold - Review

    Bob Christine, manager of Dalwhinnie Distillery when this whisky was made, once told me he could tell whether his malt had been distilled in the winter or the summer months… Dalwhinnie is a viscous, slightly waxy, whisky - largely on account of having worm tubs (more about these later) – and its viscosity increases when the worms are cold.
  3. Glenfiddich Winter Storm 21 Year Old - Review

    This is the second batch of the third edition in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, begun in September 2016 with IPA and Project XX.
  4. Benromach 50 Year Old - Review

    Benromach Distillery was founded in 1898 on Alexander Edward's Sanquhar Estate near Forres but did not go into production until 1909. The reason for the delay is interesting.
  5. Talisker 41 Year Old - Review

    Read Charles McLean's Talisker 41 year old review, discussing the history of Talisker and of course, tasting notes.
  6. Speyburn 10 Year Old - Review

    Read our Speyburn 10 year old review, and learn why this 10 year old whisky packs a punch, at an affordable price.
  7. Loch Lomond 12 Year Old (Whisky Review)

    '…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…'
  8. Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old Tasting Review

    In the competitive world of whisky few bottles can stay top of their class for long, but this blended malt from Japanese whisky brand Nikka was recently named ‘World’s Best Blended Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards for the second consecutive year.
  9. The Glenlivet Founders Reserve Tasting Review

    Often described as the distillery which started it all, Glenlivet was Scotland’s first officially licensed whisky distillery in 1823.
  10. ​A Literary Review: The Authors’ Series

    In 2015 independent bottlers and blenders Hunter Laing unveiled the first run of four Authors' Series limited edition whiskies.

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