The Lost Bottle

This is my first attempt at a small fictional whisky piece; hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I've done writing it. Link was born on the 5th December 1989, just south of the Moss of Barmuckity, North East Scotland. John, his father; had worked on a farm all of his life and … Continue reading The Lost Bottle

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

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

A boat-load of Glenfarclas. . .

I'll not beat around the bush. I love Glenfarclas. I love its flavour profile. I love that it's been in the same family since the dawn of time. I love the dark brown glass bottles they sometimes use. I love that it's affordable. I love that they make their whisky pretty much exactly the same … Continue reading A boat-load of Glenfarclas. . .

Happy birthday to me . . .(Part 2)

Here we are with the second installment of my edge of the seat thriller that is my rather self-indulgent birthday! So after purchasing my birthday bottle I had to decide on a place to go for my dinner. The food had to be good but the whisky had to be great! Problem is without venturing … Continue reading Happy birthday to me . . .(Part 2)

Happy Birthday to me. . . (Part 1)

This is more of a blog than a review. Well, its totally a blog instead of a review but it is whisky-related, so that counts right? It was my 29th birthday last week, so as a whisky obsessive I spent it the best I could, with whisky, and a very understanding partner! The day started … Continue reading Happy Birthday to me. . . (Part 1)

Back in the swing of things. . .

Hi everyone, as you can probably notice this is my first blog in a while. Apologies for the extended hiatus I've had alot on my plate. I've just changed jobs after being thoroughly miserable in my last role for well over a year and have been settling in to my new role and fresh start. … Continue reading Back in the swing of things. . .

Whisky and YouTube

One of the things that really got me into trying more whiskies was YouTube. It's a really fountain of knowledge and opinion so I thought I'd share with you all a few of my favourite vloggers and what draws me to them, and what might draw you to them. Ralfydotcom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0k3OKqfkPW0HdRLA8JWZg Ralfy has been reviewing … Continue reading Whisky and YouTube