Saturday 30th March – The Whisky Shop, York A mysterious tasting session this time around. There were only half a dozen attending which I liked and it turned out to be a ‘Blind Tasting’ session. Blind Tasting simply means you taste a series of whiskies with no knowledge of what it is you’re drinking, maybe … More Blind Drunk (Whisky Tasting)
Name: Bushmills Age: 10 Year Old Type: Single Malt Colour: Light Gold Origin: Antrim, Northern Ireland ABV: 40% Ave Price: £27.50/70cl (£25 on Amazon 8/3/19) My Rating: 3/5 As St Patrick’s Day approaches (when everyone is part-Irish for the day) I thought I’d explore a couple of Irish whiskies. I know very little about Irish … More REVIEW: Bushmills 10 Year Old
Name: The Macallan Gold (1824 Series) Age: No age statement but effectively a 10yr old Type: Single Malt Colour: Burnished Gold Origin: Speyside, Scotland ABV: 40% Ave Price: £39/70cl (Double Cask Series – see below) My Rating: 2.5/5* At first it seems quite confusing when you look into Macallan Gold as it has had three … More REVIEW: The Macallan Gold
Name: Bowmore Age: 12 years old Type: Single Malt Colour: Warm Amber Origin: Islay, Scotland ABV: 40% Ave Price: £30/70cl (cheapest £26 at Tesco 16/2/19) My Rating: 3.5/5 Coming from the first distillery to be licensed in the Islay region, which started out in 1779, the Bowmore 12 year is a very approachable, medium-peated whisky. … More REVIEW: Bowmore 12 Year Old
Thursday 7th Feb Annoyingly I woke up this morning with a cold. A dry, sore throat and dribbly nose – thankfully not something I get that often but never welcome when I do! It’s always just an inconvenience more than anything else. I have three performances to do in the next 2 days in a … More Hot Toddy
We’re well into the New Year now. Christmas seems an age away and a number of people have been doing ‘Dry January’ – a month of no alcohol to reset their livers after what will have been a boozy Christmas. And rightly so (the boozy bit, not the ‘Dry’ bit). It’s a special time of … More Whisky for Special Occasions (like Tuesday evenings).
Name: The Dalmore Age: 12 years old Type: Single Malt Colour: Chestnut/Oloroso Sherry Origin: Highlands, Scotland ABV: 40% Ave Price: £39/70cl My Rating: 3.5/5 I’ve finally gotten round to reviewing the one I had intended to review just after Christmas – The Dalmore 12 year old. First and foremost, the thing that catches my attention … More REVIEW: The Dalmore 12 year old