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: Clynelish – Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Tyrell)

You can't deny that the Game of Thrones range of single malts, released as a collaboration between HBO and Diageo, has made something of a legacy for itself within the whisky world. And why wouldn't it? At the time of the whiskies' release, one of the most globally revered TV series was about to reach … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Clynelish – Reserve (Game Of Thrones – House Tyrell)

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)