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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.

Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve


Drinkable and well-textured (light & silky or smooth) as expected from The Glenlivet. Filled with plenty of fruit, some tropical, with a touch of syrup and spice to help it along. A refreshing alternative to The Glenlivet’s classic 12 Year old expression for example and in similar price bracket. 83/100


Fettercairn distillery today announced the arrival of a new dawn in its progressive whisky making with the launch of its inaugural 18 Years Old single malt and its first ever whisky finished in locally sourced Scottish Oak. The culmination of years of planning and innovation, Fettercairn 18 Years Old is the very embodiment of Fettercairn’s commitment to the future and to its local communities. 

Simon Rogan reflects on 20 years of success with the new Lakes Single Malt Whisky.

In collaboration with Simon Rogan, owner of Lake District restaurants including three Michelin starred L’Enclume, Rogan & Co and Henrock, along with destinations in London and Hong Kong, The Lakes Distillery has designed a limited-edition single malt whisky to celebrate 20 years of the group’s past accomplishments, present triumphs, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

Douglas Laing Reveals Seasonal Limited Editions: Big Peat Christmas and Scallywag Winter

Leading distiller, blender and bottler Douglas Laing & Co today unveils two new seasonal bottlings within their Islay and Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky brands: Big Peat Christmas Edition and Scallywag Winter Edition. These exclusive releases round off what has been a successful year for the two leading brands in Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts range, both of which were awarded gold at The Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters 2022.