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Grant’s whisky, an introduction Ludo style

on May 27th, 2011 in Blended whisky, Pictures by James | 8 Comments

3 months have passed since I tumbled down that rabbit hole into this fascinating whisky wonderland. As each day passes I feel it is more and more important to encourage others to embark on their very own expeditions of whisky discovery. It has been quite a journey so far, meeting…

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Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Review

on May 15th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan | 1 Comment

This is Whiskytimes Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Review. This is the one that’s matured in sherry casks for an extra two years. It is one of the first few whiskies I’ve come across that I’ve genuinly been able to happily drink, glass after glass. However it’s also a chance for me…

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Ichiro’s Malt 1986 King of Hearts (55.4%)

on May 8th, 2011 in Japanese, Pictures, Single Malt Whisky by James | 2 Comments

If you are reading this then I thank you for your support and interest. Although Dan and I have only really made a ‘soft’ launch of this blog we have already had a fantastic response. It is almost overwhelming how helpful and friendly both people in and outside the industry…

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You will never be as cool as single malt whisky

on April 30th, 2011 in Pictures, Single Malt Whisky by James | No Comments

Cool : An adjective referring to something that is very good, stylish, or otherwise positive. It is among the most common slang terms used in today’s world. Being asked to write for  a lifestyle magazine on the subject of “single malt whisky” and “cool” has the potential to become one…

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The Balvenie Signature 12 years (40%)

on April 8th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by James | 1 Comment

Spring has just sledge hammered it’s way into April. Twenty two degrees centigrade out of nowhere caught the majority of us by surprise including myself The sudden change in temperature got me thinking about reaching for the lighter, fruity whisky and stowing away the belly warmers for the 2am camp…

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Suntory Yamazaki 18 (43%)

on April 1st, 2011 in Japanese, Pictures, Single Malt Whisky by James | 3 Comments

My beautiful wife was on business in London recently and happened to be a couple of doors down from the Whiskyshop. I received an excitable phone call from Carolyn informing me about the shop and asking if I would like a small gift! Without any thought and hesitation I asked…

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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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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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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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