Islay. It has a special meaning for scotch whisky drinkers. What can be more special then, than a week celebrating all that the island has to offer? The last week of May / start of June marks the annual Feis Ile - the Islay Festival of malt and music. Each of the distilleries on the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Ardbeg – Ardcore
It is some 20 years now since Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery was reincarnated into the “Progressive Hebridean Distillers” that we know and love today. With industry legend Jim McEwan at the helm, the Ileachs have come to produce 3 distinct and revered brands from the same distillery: Bruichladdich remains the unpeated single malt that the distillery … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Port Charlotte – 10 Years Old
For the last few years, the institution that is Lagavulin has been represented in advertisements by another institution: Nick Offerman. This is not a match borne out of a marketing team scouring CVs and faces for an appropriate match to their brand. No. Instead, this is a relationship borne of Nick Offerman’s own love for … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – Offerman Edition (Guinness Cask Finish)
As I'm pretty sure everyone can agree 2021 has been an odd, difficult, and different year in many many ways. Whilst I have kept my whisky fascination going throughout the year, I have taken my foot off the gas on the blogging front so as to focus on family life and a life-changing and (gasp) … Continue reading 2021 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
A few weeks ago I posted about the limited edition release of the Lagavulin: Offerman Edition - Guinness Cask Finish… click here. Well, after the disappointment of missing out on the original one from 2019, only to find it being sold on by the (mother)flippers at twice the price within days - such is the … Continue reading I Regret Nothing. The End.
Happy Father's Day to all out there. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Nick Offerman and all that he does and very eloquently says. So as I raise a glass of ‘regular’ Lagavulin on this day (I love it), I thought I'd share the promo video for his second collaborative … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day & Lagavulin’s Offerman Edition v2
I don’t think that much more can be said about what a weird year 2020 was. I am forever an optimist though, and whilst I can’t deny the horrible times that we’ve had, I still think it important to look back and take stock: as I write this, I can say that I’ve made it … Continue reading 2020 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year