Archive of 2011 March

Bruichladdich PEAT Review

on March 31st, 2011 in Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan | 5 Comments

I’m sat here, being a relative newbie to the whisky world, pondering one of the greatest questions to plague man-kind since… well since 1778 when William Cullen invented the refrigerator at the University of Glasgow (very fitting). To Ice or Not to Ice? It would seem to me that its…

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Bruichladdich Waves Islay Single Malt (46%)

on March 23rd, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by James | 3 Comments

I am not a fan of peat. To me it smells like TCP. Nothing worse than being a kid and skidding across the school yard on your knees. Friction makes light work of your cotton/nylon mix trouser leg before setting to work on a couple of skin layers. As you…

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Whisky Baked Apple with Lemon, Ginger and Raisins

on March 14th, 2011 in Food by dan | 1 Comment

Try this delicious whisky based desert recipe on for size. You need to do a day’s preparation, but it isn’t difficult and you don’t need much effort to make it on the day. What you will need – ingredients: 4 x Apples – any old apples 1 x bottle of…

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Glen Moray Classic Whisky Review (40%)

on March 14th, 2011 in Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan | 15 Comments

Glen Moray Speyside Single Malt Glen Moray is one of my oldest most trusted whisky buys. A long time ago I picked up a bottle of Glen Moray for £14 odd. WHAT! …fourteen pounds? fourteen, not fourty! Yes fourteen, dont be such a snob. I got it home and that…

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Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask (48%)

on March 12th, 2011 in Japanese, Pictures by James | No Comments

What Suntory Yamazaki says The sherry cask that has matured your Yamazaki Sherry cask was made from Spanish oak. We go directly to northern Spain where we scour the forests in search of just the right oak trees. Once local coopers finish making the casks to Suntory’s exact specifications, they…

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Glenfiddich 21 Caribbean finish (40%)

on March 11th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish by James | 3 Comments

I have a lot of time for the Glenfiddich brand. They have really nailed the concept of what a modern single malt whisky should be. Their no-nonsense easy to understand range is accessible and enjoyable by all. No matter where you look on the scale each individual whisky is exceptionally…

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Hotel Du Vin: Whisky Bar Newcastle

on March 11th, 2011 in Bar reviews by dan | No Comments

Hotel Du Vin Newcastle As I sit here thinking of all the best places i’ve had a dram of whisky in the last year, two places jump out as outstanding whisky bars. The first is in ‘the nobody inn’ a tiny village in devon you wouldn’t be able to find…

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Special Sang Som Rum (40%)

on March 10th, 2011 in Spirits by dan | 13 Comments

As I am starting to write this blog it as an equal mix of whiskies, beers and rum reviews! By way of explanation, I have a massive passion for all things alcohol that are out of the norm, in fact I run a beer blog, make my own homebrew and often search out…

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Macoucherie pure sugarcane red rum (40%)

on March 10th, 2011 in Pictures, Spirits by James | 6 Comments

I am a big fan of anything Rum related. As spirits go it’s a great all rounder for cooking, deserts, mixers, straight up glugging and using the casks to finish single malts. The taste for rum soon became known amongst the family and my super awesome mother-in-law recently acquired a…

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Aberlour 10 years old single malt (40%)

on March 10th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan | No Comments

After a long day at work, moving home and cleaning the bath I am suitably ready to smash some whisky. But which super market bog standard to go for? Mmmmm….. the speyside Aberlour single malt 10 years old? Yes that will do for CBA whisky choice. To be honest its…

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