The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Bowmore 12

Why did I buy it?I kind of felt I had to? A weird reason, but I felt like it deserved a try as it is pretty much readily available in every supermarket in the country. At this point I had already tried Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Laphroaig from the Islay setlist. Interesting titbit … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Bowmore 12

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Oban 15 Year Old Distillers Edition 2015

Why did I buy it? I mean, technically; I didn't buy it. My partner did. However I was given a choice of a few different bottles on the shelf in the shop so I picked it; and that's practically the same thing isn't it?So why did I pick it? I'd never tried Oban before, and … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Oban 15 Year Old Distillers Edition 2015

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Bruichladdich 8 Year Old

Why did I buy it?I was fairly early into my whisky journey and I'd heard much about Bruichladdich. Ralfy.com and a few other reviewers raved about them. They were perceived as a cool and trendy distillery, and even labeled themselves the "Progressive Hebridean Distillers" on their packaging. I'd also read and watched a few different … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Bruichladdich 8 Year Old

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Inchgower 14 Flora and Fauna

Why AND Where did I buy it?Surprise. Nipped down the road to Bargain Booze to pick up a few bottles of beer and some gin for me and my better half and, as is my general habit, had a nosey at the whisky shelf. Usually you can expect Glenfiddich 12, Jura, Grant's, Haig Club and … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Inchgower 14 Flora and Fauna

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Ballechin 11 Year Old Bordeaux Cask

Why did I buy it? I had just tried (well not just, but a few days previous) a Longrow Red. Peated Campbeltown malt finished in red wine casks. It made me do a giddy little dance; I was sceptical on how it would work and if the tannins of the wine would overpower the spirit … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Ballechin 11 Year Old Bordeaux Cask

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Kingsbarns From Dream to Dram

Why did I buy it? I had read a little about Kingsbarns and the struggle it went through to become a living breathing distillery. It all started with a golf caddie and whisky enthusiast Douglas Clement in 2009 asking people for investment for a good few years (turns out distilleries are very expensive to build!). … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Kingsbarns From Dream to Dram

The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Glenfiddich Fire and Cane

Why did I buy it?I'm a sucker for marketing? Maybe a little; but I was also very intrigued as to how peated Glenfiddich would work with a rum cask finish. I follow quite a few of the Glenfiddich reps on the social media so I was probably already mentally quite invested in this before it … Continue reading The Whiskies Wot Peter Bought : Glenfiddich Fire and Cane

How much is too much?

Rosebank distillery announced the other day that they are releasing 2 new bottlings of the closed distillery on Friday the 14th of February. 26 years old and at cask strength you can only apply to buy one of the first 100 of these bottlings via ballot. And if you're a winner of said ballot then … Continue reading How much is too much?

Whisky of the Year Awards 2019

Hello and welcome to the prestigious and very first Why Whisky - Whisky of the Year Awards! A few basics of the awards; it's based on whiskies I have had this year, not necessarily ones that have been specifically released this year; although a couple may feature. Whiskies that have been 'entered' into one category … Continue reading Whisky of the Year Awards 2019

The scores on the doors

Look up any whisky review on the internet and around 99% of the time you are going to scroll right down to the bottom line to see what is 'scored'. 8/10 87%88/100All sites and reviewers have their own way of scoring things and I too when I started this blog have adopted a x/10 scoring … Continue reading The scores on the doors