Bottle Chasing

The last 12 months have been a bit mental haven't they? With the pubs closed, and us all being unable to travel anywhere I seemed to have picked up the very endorphin firing and the potentially expensive habit of bottle chasing. Bottle chasing, for those not aware of the phrase; is essentially in its mildest … Continue reading Bottle Chasing

Digital Dramming #4

Another Southport Whisky Club Lockdown session this time with Hunter Laing; held on the 14th May 2020 and hosted by Andrew Laing A rather varied 6 dram line-up awaits. . . For those who are new to Hunter Laing; they're an independent bottler and distiller who were formed in 2013 by Stewart Laing and his … Continue reading Digital Dramming #4

Digital Dramming #3

Another installment of my digital escapades in the world of whisky. This time with my friends at Southport Whisky Club; hosted by Graeme Mackay from Morrison and Mackay. We had a substantial line up Càrn Mòr Whiskies on the 23rd April 2020. The line-up . . . So 6 drams we're to be had; one … Continue reading Digital Dramming #3

Digital Dramming #2

Another session of digital dramming from Master of Malt and their Drinks by the Dram service. A collaborative effort of choice between myself and one of my good friends who is not long into his whisky journey, James.Let's get right into it! Date of Tasting 11th April 2020 The Line up . . . No. … Continue reading Digital Dramming #2

Digital Dramming #1

Since my hours were reduced at work I, like many people have had alot of time on my hands but with nowhere to go. Luckily the whisky-related options for killing time are numerous. Plenty of YouTube content, live whisky tastings with both distilleries and clubs and Twitter based blind tastings to name but a few. … Continue reading Digital Dramming #1

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Càrn Mòr Ben Nevis 4 Year Old

Why did I buy it?The internet told me to do it! The Good Spirits Co of Glasgow and Ralfy.com had collaborated last year for his tenth anniversary of YouTube-ing to release a limited edition bottling of a 4 year old peated Ben Nevis whisky matured in a sherry butt. It earned some very reputable reviews … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Càrn Mòr Ben Nevis 4 Year Old

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : BenRiach 2008 Peated/Port Cask

Why did I buy it?You read the title right? Did I mention it was cask strength too? I'd very much gone into a peaty port cask spiral since trying Talisker Port Rughie and then being further persuaded of the wonders of port by trying the Tomatin 14 year old Port Cask at the Scotch Whisky … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : BenRiach 2008 Peated/Port Cask

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Old

Why did I buy it?Ralfy. One of the first reviewers I really got into over on YouTube, his one take, rambling style isn't for everyone but for some reason it really struck a chord with me. The review for the particular bottle in question is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKB3vyvtnEk and we catch Ralfy in a rather … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Old

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Deanston Batch 2 by The Boutique-y Whisky Company

Why did I buy it? I have a habit of 'Google-ing' the places we are visiting in advance to see if there and any reputable whisky stockists in the area and happily I found one just outside of York, our weekend city break location. A quick check in their online shop gave much hope and … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Deanston Batch 2 by The Boutique-y Whisky Company

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2018

Why did I buy it? Trust in a brand. Kilchoman very much started as they meant to go on when they released their first whisky; the 'Inaugural Release' in 2009 a quality, albeit young spirit proudly declaring on the label it was non-chill filtered and natural colour. Probably a bit fickle from me but I … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2018