Elements of Islay: Peat (Full Proof)

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. Elements of Islay buy casks from a range of Islay distilleries and then produce a range of elemental style whiskies from them. You can normally take an educated guess at which…

Kilchoman Sanaig

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. I am a peat head; pure and simple! Now don’t get me wrong I love all kinds of whisky and especially sherried expressions but given the choice I’d go for a…

Glenfarclas 15

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. A couple of months ago I did a post looking at three expressions from Glenfarclas – the 10 year old, 105 Cask Strength and 12 year old. Now though I have taken…

Yamazaki 12

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. Japanese whisky has taken the world by storm in the last few years. This is in part due to increased production allowing for Japanese whisky to be distributed on a global…

Douglas Laing – Single Grain

According to The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 single grain Scotch whisky is defined as: “A Scotch Whisky distilled at a single distillery (i) from water and malted barley with or without whole grains of other malted or unmalted cereals, and (ii) which does not comply with the definition of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.” So similar…

Tenu Gin

  Tenu Gin is distilled and bottled in the Valamo Monastery Distillery in Heinävesi, Finland. So this is litterally made by a brotherhood of Finnish monks, which on its own makes this pretty special. On top of that though it is also “… crafted from rare wild forest ingredients deep in the Finnish Taïga—the last primitive,…

A Look at Glenfarclas

Glenfarclas are well known in the whisky world. The Speyside distillery has been owned by the Grant family since 1865 and is one of only a few distilleries that to this day is still family owned and managed. Having only tried one Glenfarclas expression before at a whisky festival I was keen to dive right…

Glengoyne 10

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. Last month I started my blogging for House of Malt by taking A look at Glengoyne – tasting the 12, 15 and 18 year expressions. At the end of that post…

A look at Glengoyne.

With House of Malt recently adding Gelngoyne 18 to their collection I decided to take a more in-depth look at some of the Glengoyne range. Many moons ago I visited the Glengoyne distillery with a couple of friends while wild camping in and around Dumfries and Galloway. This was prior to my tasting days when I simply…

House of Malt Islay 10

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. This sample was one of three from the House of Malt Secret Bottling Series. I was lucky enough to take part in a Twitter Tasting involving all three bottlings. Read about the #HoMSecret…

House of Malt Speyside 15

  Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. This sample was one of three from the House of Malt Secret Bottling Series. I was lucky enough to take part in a Twitter Tasting involving all three bottlings. Read about the…

House of Malt Highland 10

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. This sample was one of three from the House of Malt Secret Bottling Series. I was lucky enough to take part in a Twitter Tasting involving all three bottlings. Read about the #HoMSecret…