Tasting Notes: Talisker – Select Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Greyjoy)

Each month in the first half of this year I picked up one or two of the Game of Thrones (‘GoT’) single malt whiskies and now have a complete set. Though I love whisky and have loved the TV show, this is not a collection for collecting’s sake - this is for drinking and I … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Talisker – Select Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Greyjoy)

Tasting Notes: Cardhu – Gold Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Targaryen)

Chances are, if you’ve come to this read this post, then you will know of the collaboration between Diageo and HBO to launch a collection of scotch whiskies to coincide with the final series of Game of Thrones. If you are familiar then scroll on down but, for the uninitiated however... before the final season … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Cardhu – Gold Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Targaryen)

Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 4: IPA)

This is the fourth and final instalment in a series of posts about the influence of whisky barrels on a beer. Once a cask’s life of housing whisky is over, it’s still not curtains for that barrel and we have looked at how they have then gone on to influence different styles of beers, courtesy … Continue reading Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 4: IPA)

Tasting Notes: The Lakes – Whiskymaker’s Editions – Colheita

It is no secret that we are fans of the The Lakes distillery and have closely followed their development over recent years. One person at the centre of that development is Dhavall Gandhi, their ‘Whiskymaker’. The Lakes and Dhavall have provided a lot of transparency about how they’ve been learning from each bottling that they … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes – Whiskymaker’s Editions – Colheita