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Hidden gems – Oban

Posted: Monday 23rd November, 2015 | 2:08 pm | Written by

Oban Distillery is a hidden gem in the truest sense of both words. And for Dom it symbolises excitement and adventure   The boat should be here. It was here six hours ago when we put our rucksacks on board and headed out for the evening. It’s very dark now, but I’m pretty certain our boat has disappeared. “You have to go down the ladder,” a... 

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A Novice’s Guide to Whisky – You Paid How Much ?

Posted: Wednesday 18th November, 2015 | 12:58 pm | Written by

New to the world of whisky, I couldn’t help but look on in horror as people paid silly sums for tiny bottles… and then I got it.    A 70cl bottle of Rum, Vodka or even Bourbon from your local off license or supermarket would normally set you back £18 -£20, depending on the brand. Before I entered the world of whisky, this was my... 

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Hidden gems: Bowmore

Posted: Monday 16th November, 2015 | 4:14 pm | Written by

As we end 2015, Bowmore Distillery is in a very strong place, says Dom       The people behind Bowmore like to do things in threes. I’m not sure why, but they do. So the latest Bowmore The Devil’s Cask is the last of the series, and the distillery is undoubtedly signing off on a high. Indeed, you can’t help but wonder how on earth it... 

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The Novice’s Guide to Whisky – Welcome, To The Church of Whisky.

Posted: Tuesday 10th November, 2015 | 10:00 am | Written by

Welcome to the Church of Whisky. Bryan explains how the world of whisky is something of a religion…     Whisky.   Once upon a time I was an outsider looking in. My prospective altered by a lack of understanding. Only a few short weeks ago, I saw whisky as an accolade of masculinity, it was a members only club that one had to qualify... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

A novice’s guide to Whisky – The Glenfiddich Original

The first in this series, Bryan takes us on his journey through whisky. Starting with the Glasgow launch of  Glenfiddich’s – The Original... 

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Diageo special releases part 3

  In the final part of his series on Diageo’s new releases, Dom looks at three more excellent whiskies     Having now tasted all nine of Diageo’s... 

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Diageo Special Releases Part 2

In the second part of his three part series, Dom checks out the latest releases from three big distillery names   I hold New Zealand citizenship and... 

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Diageo Special Releases Part 1

“Diageo has surpassed itself with this year’s nine Special Releases”, says Dom     It’s arguably the highlight of the whisky enthusiast’s... 

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