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Barry Bradford

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.

Laphroaig Cairdeas Port Wood Edition


On the face of this one I would strongly recommend a port finish Laphroaig could easily make its way into their standard range even at a tamer non cask strength, however I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the shine of this bottle. This is my current go to bottle when I either want a kick in the tastebuds or have several hours to sit and mull purely over a single dram. 90/100

Cù Bòcan


Tomatin Cù Bòcan (46%, OB, Peated, 2013) Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Tomatin Distillery Bottling: Takara Shuzo ABV: 46%  Cost: £34.43 What they say: Lightly peated [15ppm] single malt matured […]