Style over Substance?

When it comes to whisky there is a wide range of types, flavours, strengths and designs out there. To someone new to whisky it can be a bit overwhelming and very difficult to know what’s good and what’s not.

Whisky Birmingham – Hints & Tips

If you were lucky enough to bag a ticket to this years Whisky Birmingham then congratulations! Whisky Birmingham 2015 was what really launched me head first into whisky tasting, despite having drunk whisky for years before, and hopefully this year’s event will help start swathe of new whisky enthusiasts. If you are new to Whisky Birmingham…

Flaviar Prime Membership

At the end of last month I finally bit the bullet and signed up to Flaviar Prime Membership. If you’ve not heard of this before then here is a brief overview:

Ardbeg Committee

Before starting my blog I set out on a mission to sign up to as many distilleries as possible. Any newsletters, Committees or Custodian sign ups I could find I put my name down for. The aim was to be kept up-to-date with information on distilleries, new bottling, special events… anything of potential interest. They…

Becoming a Whisky Connoisseur

I’ve been drinking whisky for several years now, but I only got into whisky tasting properly in 2014. A year later I had built a small collection of around 10 different whiskies which has now grown to around 30 bottles, not including duplicates or sample bottles.

NAS – Good or Bad?

No Age statement or NAS whiskies are on the rise. After reading an article recently by Mens Journal entitled End Times for Aged Whisky? shared on Twitter by @the_whisky_lady I decided to throw down my thoughts on the matter. First a quick look at what age statements mean. When you display the age of a whisky on the bottle…

Whisky tasting for newbies – what the hell do I do?

So you’ve got everything you need to start your whisky tasting experience (what you’ll need to get started); time to get tasting! If you’re like me you’ve probably had a glass or two already to (ahem) “help your palate adjust”, so now the actual tasting can begin. First pour yourself a dram (small measure) of…