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
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
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
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
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
Let's call the whole thing Scotch! Tomatin! Sits right on the border of the Highlands and Speyside and produces around 5 million litres of whisky a year, so they keep themselves busy up there. I've visited the distillery on my way up to Inverness and what I found most memorable was the amount of imposing … Continue reading You say Tomatin, I say Tomato. . .
Back on the Edinburgh drams after my emergency break-away for the Glenkinchie 10. This one was part of a whisky flight I had in the Ensigne Ewart, I'll cover the rest in due course but I wanted to start with this one as it intrigues me. Dalmore. I know it's had its critics but I … Continue reading Dalmore. Give me more!