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 : 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


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. . .

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)

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 Ralfy has been reviewing … Continue reading Whisky and YouTube