Bunnahabhain Billowing Embers 1997

From something very new last time to something which has been kept on a dusty shelf for years. The 1997 single cask from one of my favourite bottles Wemyss was bottled in 2012. As with all their single cask bottles it was bottled at 46% ABV with natural colour and no chill filtering. Weymss’s single […]

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Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha

So from a long standing core range stable to a brand new limited edition release. The Toiteach a Dha is what Bruichladdich would call a Second Edition. The first Toiteach (pronounced Toch-ach ah-ghaa) came out 7 years ago and was a smoky fruity young whisky and this is a newer reimagined version for 2020. When […]

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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

With us about to enter July and apparently “summer” what would be a better time to start a fortnight long run of Bunnahabhain to start a month long piece on Islay? Literally any other time would be the answer but as is becoming a habit I have lots on my mind with that Island. I […]

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Scotch: The Golden Dram

This time we look at a higher budget documentary about the whisky industry. The Andrew Peat directed film was shot in 2015 and I remember at the time seeing chatter about the film crew being over at Bruichladdich following Jim McEwan. Andrew is an American filmmaker and teacher who works in China. The post production […]

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Leith Whisky Trail: The Pattison Crash

The Pattison brothers and their Victorian whisky empire feature in one of the most famous stories within Scotch Whisky history. Yet it wasn’t too many weeks ago I was still calling them “Patterson” and indeed assuming they were the only children of their parents (they had 12 kids). Justine of Kask Whisky has an online […]

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Monkey Shoulder

Let’s keep this supermarket shelf whisky theme going with another stable from those high volume shelves. The Malt Blend The Monkey Shoulder blend of single malts has been around since 2005 and is produced by William Grant. The recipe originally included only three distilleries in Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie. All of which is matured in […]

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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

I hope I haven’t lost too many people from my last article on something not whisky but also not even alcohol. Although to be fair I bet the Amazon drivers are still expected to ask for ID at the door! We are back on safe ground today though so lets start rebuilding my reputation with […]

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