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
Is there that car that you never think you'll ever own or drive? Or maybe a country that you'll think you'll never be able to visit? Or a famous singer you'll never be able to see perform live? Well for me, Rosebank is the single malt that holds that perch in my mind. But before … Continue reading Rosebank
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. . .
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
James Eadie and the Goblet of Benrinnes 13
Totally changed my mind at the last minute for this review. It was all planned out and written up and ready to be blogged out, and you will see the fruits of those labours eventually but my mood has taken me somewhere else, somewhere independent, somewhere cask strength. I have got the urge to talk … Continue reading James Eadie and the Goblet of Benrinnes 13
You say Tomatin, I say Tomato. . .
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. . .
Play that Funky Music Springbank
That's probably the worst/best title yet. I'll let you decide. Springbank. From that Westerly outcrop that is Campbeltown. Once a thriving whisky community it now is the home to just three distilleries, Glengyle, Glen Scotia and of course Springbank. Springbank and Glengyle distilleries are owned by J.A Mitchell and sons. A family run and very … Continue reading Play that Funky Music Springbank
Dalmore. Give me more!
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!
Imperial Distillery. Gone but not forgotten.
Whilst in Edinburgh I had the great opportunity to taste a whisky from a long lost distillery. Those detectives amongst you from my previous blog would have worked out that this distillery was Imperial. Imperial distillery was founded in Speyside in 1897 by Thomas Mackenzie, this guy had mega-money. He owned the distilleries neighbour Dailuiane … Continue reading Imperial Distillery. Gone but not forgotten.