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…

Tomatin Single Cask

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 kindly sent to me by Maltman Mike who runs the Maltman Mike & Friend’s Show on YouTube which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already. He also…

Glendronach Single Cask

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 kindly sent to me by Maltman Mike who runs the Maltman Mike & Friend’s Show on YouTube which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already. He also…

Eagle Rare 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 kindly given to me by No Nonsense Whisky who produces weekly videos about whisky with a “no nonsense” approach to tasting. Check out his videos on YouTube here….

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…