Recycled Reviews

Reviewing empty whisky bottles as I drop them in the recycling. Why? The enjoyment of whisky is just about as subjective as anything else in life, yet we are reassured by general consensus and feedback from trusted sources about their perception of a whisky’s quality and its prospect as a value. I’m happy to take in … [Read more…]

Preconceptions in Tasting Whisky

Using a blind guessing game mechanic to examine preconceptions and subjectivity in tasting whisky, I hereby reveal how utterly rubbish I am at defining my favourite drink.   I often speak of how whisky is a multi-sensory experience. I enthuse about how it’s designed to stimulate our senses and make us feel pleasure at the … [Read more…]

Tomatin and Cù Bòcan – The Devil Dug

Two hundred pounds is a lot for a bottle of anything. I can think of lots of precious liquids – perfume, champagne, fine wine – of which none would receive two-hundred of my pounds for a single bottle. Of course, with whisky it’s a little different. As an example, I consider my recent Glengoyne 25 year-old purchase … [Read more…]

Best Value Single Malt Whisky 2017

Top Performers for Maximum Return on Minimum Investment. Occasionally, as you’re enjoying a particular dram, there can be a stab of anxiety. This is perhaps due to the fact that your favourite bottles will always disappear magically fast, the special ones in particular. Perhaps to the point you’re convinced the whisky pixies come help themselves … [Read more…]