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Whisky Auction Watch by Andy Simpson

Posted: Wednesday 20th August, 2014 | 2:10 pm | Written by

Weekly Whisky Auction Watch Andy Simpson 19.08.14   The recent Whisky-Online Auction (W-OA) was, to date, undoubtedly this years record smasher of an auction. More new all-time high prices were reached than I’ve had hot meals, cold beers and maybe even room temperature drams.   Before taking a more detailed look at the auction, two other... 

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Dominic Roskrow – What I liked this week featuring the BenRiach single cask batch 11 releases!

Posted: Tuesday 19th August, 2014 | 4:23 pm | Written by

What I liked This week! Dom takes a peek at the new batch of BenRiachs It’s no secret that when former Burn Stewart master distiller Billy Walker led a consortium to purchase BenRiach, the large stocks it had in its warehouses was very much part of the attraction. Billy loves experimenting with whisky, making new flavours and stretching the boundaries... 

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Whisky and Music featuring Daft Punk – Around The World With Sovereign Single Cask Invergordon 1997

Posted: Tuesday 19th August, 2014 | 8:51 am | Written by

Who doesn’t remember this video from 1997?  The French electronic music duo Daft Punk are well known for their emphasis on using visual and story elements associated with their musical productions – and this is an innovative and memorable example of their work.  Daft Punk are comprised of  friends Guy-Manuel do Homem Christo and Thomas Bangalter,... 

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Birmingham tastes some Talisker!

Posted: Friday 15th August, 2014 | 4:18 pm | Written by

17 whisky fans gathered in the cosy private room at The church Tavern in the Jewellery Quarter on Friday 1st August for an evening tasting of the classic Island distillery Talisker. We started with a rare single cask Independent bottling of a 5 year old Talisker aged in refill hogsheads and only 372 bottles produced which surprised many of the Talisker... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

Arran 17 year old

Aroma: Rich warm spices with notes of candied citrus peel, tinned mandarins and golden syrup. The classic Arran orchard fruits of red apple are there with... 

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GlenTurret Triple Wood

Tasting note: Deep gold, with amber lights. The first impression is of rice pudding, with a brown skin; husky porridge with double cream. After a while... 

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Bowmore Laimrig 15 year old

Tasting Notes by Charles MacLean Tasting Notes by Charles MacLean Dull amber – the colour of teak. The first nose is rich and prickly, with chocolate,... 

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014

The Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 expression:   When you taste the whiskies made at the Islay distillery of Kilchoman, it’s easy to forget how young... 

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