It is widely recognised that Japanese whiskies are becoming more and more world-renowned, particularly so since the end of 2014 when Jim Murray surprised the critics by awarding his whisky of the year for 2015 to Yamazaki’s 2013 Sherry Cask. At the start of 2014 though, Suntory released two new whiskies into the market in … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Yamazaki – Distiller’s Reserve
Over the past couple of decades the world market has seen a strong rise to prominence for Japanese whiskies. Japan is currently the third largest national producers of whisky (behind Scotland and the US respectively) and there are countless volumes written about how it compares to the traditional Scotch whiskies. If you actually look into … Continue reading Whisky Business: Japan vs Scotland – A Side-By-Side Comparison
I was recently lucky enough to head down to Australia for a holiday and I had the opportunity to roam around Sydney's central business district with a mate of mine who had emigrated down under some years ago. Regardless of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Botanic Gardens, the Blue Mountains or the endless … Continue reading Venue Review: The Baxter Inn, Sydney
As we approach 18th Sept 2014, the debate rages on throughout Scotland and the UK about whether or not the Scots should vote for Scottish independence. For whisky drinkers, this mirrors one question that has often considered too: do I stick to just scotch whisky or not? The answer is that only you can really … Continue reading Whisky: Scotch Independence?