SMWS 53.242: Honey and Vanilla Smoke.

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me. This is a free sample I received as part of the SMWS Affiliate programme – you can read more about that HERE. For those who don’t know the SMWS numbering system…

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…

anCnoc 2000

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. Near the end of 2017 I took part in series 2 of #BlindTasting set up my Brian of Malt Musings. It’s taken me a while to get around to typing up…

Glen Moray Peated Port 6 Year Old

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. Near the end of 2017 I took part in series 2 of #BlindTasting set up my Brian of Malt Musings. It’s taken me a while to get around to typing up…

Ardbeg Kelpie (Committee Release)

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 sent to me by Alistair – known as Spirit and Wood – who takes part in #BlindTastings on Twitter. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram. A…

Glen Moray Mastery

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. Back in February I wrote an article about Glen Moray celebrating their 120th Anniversary Year (you can read it HERE). Awhile later I received a mystery package which to my surprise…

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…

Glenkinchie 12

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. Colour: Light gold. Nose: Sweet! Honey, toffee and fruit. Some malt and oak also present along with a hint of nuts. Palate: Sweet again, like syrup at first before the malt…

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…

Macallan Edition No.2

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. On the 26th July 2017 I took part in the third of a series of blind tastings run by Brian who runs the Malt Musings blog. The idea was simple, five of…

Glenlivet 17 Cask Strength

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me. On the 26th July 2017 I took part in the third of a series of blind tastings run by Brian who runs the Malt Musings blog. The idea was simple, five of…