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: 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)

Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1: Porter)

Despite the name’s Scottish roots, for me, this story starts not in the Highlands, but on the Wirral. That is the location of the Glen Affric brewery and taproom. In the last couple of years, I have spotted the brewery’s distinctive antlers logo appearing more and more frequently in pubs and off licences throughout the … Continue reading Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1: Porter)