Springbank 10 YO

Springbank 10 YO 46% abv Tuesday 24th November 2015. 6 pm ish. Pitch dark, bloody freezing, wild, wet, windy day on Wild and Magic Islay. No fire on yet in the house….. As the dram is poured into the glass there are a few cheeky wee bubbles which quickly...

Springbank 15 Yo 46%

SPRINGBANK 15 YO 46% abv. 9 Nov 2015. About 2 pm ish. 55.7570 N, 6.2870 W It’s a wet, misty calm day. Loch Indaal is as flat as the mercury in an unused thermometer. Plain, no nonsense label. Unfussy, timeless. Four colours; black label, gold writing, with...

Old Malt Cask. Bowmore. Dist 2001.

Malt Cask ~ Bowmore. Distilled 2001, bottled 2014. Hunter Laing & Company Ltd. Refil Hogshead. 50%abv. 204 bottles. Saturday 7 November 2015. Sunshine & showers. Patchwork blue sky. 1.30pm in the day. Birds wheeling over Bowmore in the wind from the West....

Benromach ~ Hermitage

Benromach Hermitage 45% Abv. Distilled 2005, bottled 2015. First fill bourbon casks for 8 years, then finished for 18 months in wine casks from the Hermitage Appellation D’origine Controlee. Friday 6 November 2015. 12.15 pm. It’s a damp, grey, watery...

Finlaggan Old Reserve

FINLAGGAN Old Reserve 40% abv The Vintage Malt Whisky CompanyJim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2007 states ‘BRILLIANT……this is simply awesome. If you don’t get a bottle of this, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life!’ Well, he...

Laphroaig 10 Yo Original Cask Strength 007

Nosing story from LAPHROAIG 10 YEARS OLD CASK STRENGTH 56.3% Batch 007 Bottled Jan 15 Creeeakkkk, dthummmpppdh!! cork out Warm, orange gold, furry, cosy underneath, a layer ~ strong, rustic, foreign. But, familiar; from somewhere you vaguely know of. Cooking, a...