The Islay Boys: FlatNose

The last time out I introduced this relatively new bottler The Islay Boys.  The backstory being I found this bottle going cheap around the same time as the company announced a crowd funding exercise to expand into distilling Whisky and Rum. With the chatting out of the way the important work begins of tasting the first […]

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The Islay Boys

The Islay Boys is a newish independent bottler of whisky and more recently a brewer of beers. I remember this brand appearing a couple of years ago and then at least online things have been a little quiet. I picked up the blended and malt blend recently cheaply at auction mostly just for this blog […]

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Book Review: The Whisky Handbook

This week marks the end of ScotchWhisky.com the Whisky Exchange owned online magazine and resource which has been running for the last 4 or 5 years. They had an advertising based revenue model which wasn’t making the returns they had hoped and it was time to call time on the venture. Dave Broom was one of […]

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Fettercairn 12 Year Old

After a couple of non whisky review articles I thought it was time to add one back into the blog. I have a couple of books from a charity shop I will be reviewing later this week but for now lets look at an entry level age stated whisky from Aberdeenshire. Last year the distillery […]

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Why the Hate?

Two things have happened over the weekend which make me question if Twitter and social media are a good innovation for society. I guess I am late to the party but it really does seem that the relative distance of a keyword and screen turn some people into animals with a pack mentality. Indeed I […]

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