Posts Tagged ‘Whisky’

It’s that time if the month again where 12-14 people come together and drink whisky and talk stuff, about stuff! This is session four and we decided that before expanding our dramming outside the UK we should get friendly with Scotch. We’ve so far looked at a mixed bag from SMWS, Island malts and the [...]

Jul 1st, 2010 | Filed under Islay, The Whisky Squad

The new list arrived today in time for this Friday’s release, which for the guys in the Marketing team I have to say this is one of first times it’s came before the list is out.

For those not familiar with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society its a member club specialising in single cask single malt whisky from around the world. They have a panel of eight people

Jun 30th, 2010 | Filed under Single cask, Single malt, Whisky

By 1910 the Pattison crash had helped to bankrupt many Scottish & English distilleries. Four years late World War was declared and in 1916 was in full swing. Troops on the front line and in Blighty where drinking heavily. Whisky at this point didn’t have to be aged at all and could be taken…

Jun 28th, 2010 | Filed under Scotch, Single malt, Whisky

A fantastic whisky, but although the label describes it as Chewy and cheek-sucking I disagree. I’ll be sending a sample to the first five people to email me

Jun 20th, 2010 | Filed under Japanese, Scotch, Single cask, Single malt, Video Podcast

As a ritual to imbibe some of the “spirit” of Dionysus (the wine and fire god) the method of heating basic wines in ceramic cups was discovered. In the 800BC period the ancient Greeks & Egyptians found that they could capture the evaporating ether (or the God Dionysus) with a basic lid.

Jun 18th, 2010 | Filed under Whisky

For a lot of people whisky isn’t a summer drink. Generally being relegated to the back of the booze cupboard like a football team that gets a second chance every winter. Well in Japan they’ve got it right. For many Japanese people whisky is a refreshing summers drink, it just requires a small tweak. Now [...]

Jun 8th, 2010 | Filed under Japanese, Whisky

When on Islay last month I did an interview at Bruichladdich with the Bagging Scotland team re:Drinks by the Dram from Master of Malt. Was a couple of drams in to the day by this point! They also did a great interview with Neil and Joel from (which should come soon), If you haven’t [...]

Jun 6th, 2010 | Filed under Islay, feis ile

That was a great night and some fantastic and interesting whiskies, plus a great group of guys! Willie Philips once said:

“When presenting a tasting to a group you should aim to have them treat and approach each whisky as a small child does the world around them!”

Jun 3rd, 2010 | Filed under The Whisky Squad

Sat in the Gunmakers in Farringdon (a great real ale pub) for our monthly get together. Just had a great meeting with the Movember guys and setting up for tonights Scottish Island tasting (excludes Islay). When buying our budget is £15 each, between 12 – 13 people and we’ve done well this week. Our line [...]

Jun 3rd, 2010 | Filed under The Whisky Squad
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May 29th, 2010 | Filed under Video Podcast