Tasting Notes: Mortlach – 15 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – Six Kingdoms)

The marriage between Diageo and HBO’s Game Of Thrones (‘GoT’) series has been something of a whirlwind for the crossover of GoT and whisky fans. It started in the run up to the final TV series, with the White Walker - a Cardhu and Clynelish-led Johnnie Walker blend that was designed to be served from … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mortlach – 15 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – Six Kingdoms)

Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 3: Pale Ale)

This is the third instalment in a mini series of posts where we’ve been investigating the effects of ageing beer in oak barrels that formerly contained whisky... purely for selfless research purposes, of course... ahem. Using a series of barrel-aged beers from the good folks at Glen Affric brewery, we’ve been comparing the “BA” beer … Continue reading Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 3: Pale Ale)

Tasting Notes: Oban – Bay Reserve (Game Of Thrones – The Night’s Watch)

When Diageo hooked up with HBO to create a series of single malts to celebrate the final series of Game of Thrones, the general reaction from those interested in both was: shut up and take my money! Of the 8 original single malt releases, 7 of them were contained within off-white tubes that garnered the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Oban – Bay Reserve (Game Of Thrones – The Night’s Watch)

Tasting Notes: Glen Scotia – 14 Years Old (Tawny Port Finish)

Back in its heyday, Campbeltown had some 30 whisky distilleries in full operation and garnered a reputation as the whisky capital of the world. Whilst those days are now long gone, there are still 3 distilleries in operation - Springbank, Glengyle, and Glen Scotia - and the Campbeltown Malts Festival was started in 2009 to … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Scotia – 14 Years Old (Tawny Port Finish)

Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – 9 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – House Lannister)

You would imagine that the circles in a Venn diagram of whisky enthusiasts and Game of Thrones fans would be pretty close to overlapping! [ed: He says writing as a big fan of the TV series, half-committed reader of the books, and whisky blogger]. It came as no surprise therefore that when Diageo announced a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – 9 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – House Lannister)