Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old (Marks & Spencer) 40% ABV, £29 for 70cl Score: 70/100 What they say: Typical characteristics of peat and smoke dominate with hints if seaweed […]
About me? I am a Whisky Educator, Travel-Tourist and Blogger. I blog tasting notes about (mostly Scotch) beer and whisky at The Whiskyphiles. I keep progress of my travels via the Alfred Barnard Society. Based in Livingston, Scotland I do most of my dramming at the University of Edinburgh Water of Life Society and Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Kenmore Blended Scotch Whisky 5 Years Old (Marks & Spencer) 40% ABV, ~£15 per 70cl bottle or £5.99 for 30cl Score: 80/100 What they say: M&S Kenmore whisky expertly blended and perfect […]
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old (Marks & Spencer) 40% ABV, £29 for 70cl Score: 76/100 What they say: This warming, robust highland single malt is made using time honoured, […]
Surprisingly, even amazingly good! Hugely drinkable but incredibly cereal-y compared to most of the Speyside malts I have tasted and very full-bodied.
Glenallachie 16 Years Old 1995 Old Malt Cask (50%, Douglas Laing, Refill HH #7932, 295 Bottles, 2011)
Glenallachie 16 Years Old 1995 – Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 50% ABV, £60 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: A 16 year old Glenallachie from the award-winning Old Malt Cask […]
Three Ships 10 Years Old Single Malt Whisky (Official Bottling) 43% ABV, £40 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Back in 2003, the first South African single malt whisky was released […]
Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 23/01/2014 Breaking Down the Blend Thursday 23rd January saw the re-commencement of meetings of the University of Edinburgh’s Water of Life Society at the Potterow Dome […]
Handbook of Whisky – Dave Broom A complete Guide To The World’s Best Malts, Blends and Brands RRP £16.99, ~ £5 on Amazon First published in 2000 by Hamlyn, a division of […]
Aultmore Batch #1 (That Boutique-Y Whisky Company) 53.4% ABV, £34.95 for 50cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Aultmore is Gaelic for ‘Big Burn’ and is a popular blending whisky, however it also […]
Balmenach 30 Years Old 1979 – Berrys’ Own Selection (Berry Bros & Rudd) 56.3% ABV, £130 for 70cl Score: 89/100 What they say: Balmenach distillery can be found at Cromdale, one of the […]