Bruichladdich 10 Year Old (1980’s)

It has taken me an entire month but eventually I have managed to carve out some time to write again. I really do enjoy writing this even if no-one actually reads anything I produce. Of course, some wonderful people actually do enjoy what I write which is amazing and surprising but primarily this is for […]

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Cheaper by the Dram Review

I have had a few business’s over the years and like lots of people some have been a disaster and others have been pretty decent overall. None have killer run away successes allowing me a life of never worrying about money again but have you ever seen something and just wished you had thought of […]

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Council to take over historic Chivas Site

I have lived in and around Glasgow and Paisley for the last 10 years and even before enjoying whisky I would travel past the Chivas building in Paisley regularly. Sitting between a college and an out of town shopping centre the architecture clearly showed success and opulence. I have added to my list of potential […]

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Bunnahabhain Moine

This one should have gone out last week but you know with F1 being back, work to pay the mortgage and family time to factor in something was bound to be missed. I still have a long long list of DIY jobs to do as well rather than sitting here but oh well. From a […]

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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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