The Exclusive Dram

Don’t be confused by their name – The Exclusive Dram is not some high end, exclusive club – far from it! Instead their aim is to allow anyone the chance to sample some of the most unique and expensive whiskys without breaking the bank! The Exclusive Dram has been created to bring you a wee…

Octomore 09.1

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me. I was sent this sample by Maltman Mike. If you haven’t already then I highly recommend checking out his videos at Maltman Mike and Friend’s on YouTube and in particular check…

The Whisky Show 2018

The Whisky Show is run by The Whisky Exchange who not only have an online store that you can buy whisky, other spirits, beer, wine, glassware etc but they also have shop in Covent Garden. For the second year in a row I’ve lucky enough to get a free ticket to attend the Trade &…

Boutique-y Whisky: Islay #2 25 Year Old

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me. I was sent this sample by Maltman Mike. If you haven’t already then I highly recommend checking out his videos at Maltman Mike and Friend’s on YouTube. Mike and the rest…

Glen Moray: BYO Sherry Finish

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me. In August 2018 we started series 4 of #BlindTasting set up my Brian of Malt Musings. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE on…

Cadenhead’s Cask Strength: Old Pulteney 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. In August 2018 we started series 4 of #BlindTasting set up my Brian of Malt Musings. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE on…

Penderyn: Peated

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me. I was sent this sample by Dom Byard aka Whisky Feind on Twitter following on from my Penderyn video for Maltman Mike and Friend’s on YouTube. Colour: Light gold. Nose: Apples,…

Dream Whiskies

Dream Whiskies is owned by Paul Martin. Paul has been in the drinks industry for more than 30 years during which time he has owned restaurants and cocktail bars, won numerous cocktail mixing titles, twice held the world record for speed cocktail mixing and has written five books on cocktail mixology, bartending and hospitality service.┬áMost…

Douglas Laing: Scallywag 13

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…

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…