Month: December 2016

Balcones Whiskey – Tweet Tasting

I really wasn’t quite sure how to lead into this review of the Balcones tasting that I had the pleasure of being part of…So I had another look at their website. What struck me is their passion to create, and I quote: “Eight years ago, Balcones was little more than an idea fueled by a ruthless drive to create something…

Balvenie – PortWood

Last Sunday afternoon I took myself off to an old bar which has a rather healthy selection of whiskies… Well nearly. I had gone with the anticipation of trying some slightly older Glenfarclas, either a 30 or 40 year old, but unsurprisingly they were finished. So, having had a look at ye olde whisky catalogue and frankly being dazzled by some…

Jura – Boutique Barrels 1999

I have had this bottle in the house for a few years. I opened this over a year ago and toasted life while sitting in the evening air on my decking with my brother. It has to be said that he loved it. This is the Jura Boutique Barrels – A single cask bottling NCF 55% – heavy peat, bottled…

Whisky Musing… The Journey

I have been thinking… I have been happy returning to the arms of the whisky family, I have begun to flourish. I found a voice within me that wanted to express her thoughts on whisky and with encouragement I set about documenting my own personal experiences of experimenting, sampling and savouring the hidden delights of these casks that are awoken from their slumber…

Glenrothes 10 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

I have had the opportunity of sampling a number of drams from That Boutique-y Whisky Company and have just had another… (not now, but the other night.) I do love the quirky artwork on the bottles and as for the contents? Well some of them are pretty lovely too. Anyway I digress, back to the tasty task that was in…

Balcones Distilling

Well this was a pleasant surprise, I had applied to be part of this tasting and although I hadn’t received a message to say I had been chosen, I had. So roll on Monday evening for this tasting…  

Paul John – Edited

Paul John – Edited – 46% abv single malt whisky. I first sampled this in York at the whisky festival. And I must admit I’m a bit of a fan. This dram has a lovely deep golden amber colour. Nose: this whisky has a lovely light smoke with chocolate and honey. There are succulent fruits and a touch of citrus.…

English Whisky Company – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Tonight I sampled the English malt whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This is a 5 year old (batch 1) and has an abv of 49.5%. This whisky is a marriage of three casks and was distilled at St.George’s Distillery in Norfolk. A personal note of thanks to the dragon slayer for giving me this sample. The whisky has a…

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