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What I Liked This Week

Posted: Wednesday 6th May, 2015 | 4:16 pm | Written by

  Dom tastes a very rare and special whisky from the island of Mull       Chances are you haven’t heard of Ledaig – pronounced Led-chig – or if you have, you’ll know little about it. And until a few years ago there was a reason for that. The expression received little backing from its owners as a single malt, was mainly... 

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Upcoming Tasting Events

Posted: Tuesday 5th May, 2015 | 11:40 am | Written by

 Upcoming Tasting Events at The Whisky Shop   FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING NEAR YOU:       Thursday 7th May - Piccadilly Old Pulteney Whisky Tasting 7.15pm   Wednesday 13th May - Lakeside Old Malt Cask, Douglas Of Drumlanrig and Glenkeir Treasure ranges 7.30pm     Thursday 14th May – Guildford ‘Choice... 

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Cocktail of the week: The Whisky Tom Collins

Posted: Tuesday 5th May, 2015 | 11:26 am | Written by

This week,  Dom looks at how one of the world’s famous cocktails got its name, and adapts the original recipe for whisky fans   Believe it or not, The Tom Collins is said to take its name from a very poor joke that was all the rage in 1874. It doesn’t seem the least bit funny now, but at the time, those in better social circles couldn’t get... 

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The Laphroaig 15 year old by Dominic Roskrow

Posted: Thursday 30th April, 2015 | 11:51 am | Written by

What I liked this week   Laphroaig 15 Year Old is back, says Dom, and it’s set to reclaim its a title as the whisky that fired a thousand debates   The smoky whiskies of Islay and whiskies made with barley which has been dried over peat fires have always divided the world of whisky. They are Marmite malts,  loved and loathed in almost equal... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

Tasting Panel Notes – January 2015

Port Dundas 25yo Sovereign, Bruichladdich Black Art 4, Miyagikyo Speyburn 9 year old Douglas of Drumlanrig Manager’s Special Selection Bruichladdich... 

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What I Liked This Week – New Whiskies

We’ve seen a flood of Non Age Statement whiskies recently, but this week Dom looks at three malts which have a combined age of more than 110 years   For... 

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Exploring whisk(e)y – Ireland

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day Dom looks at the Irish whiskey sector and picks a few favourites to celebrate Ireland’s special day. These are golden... 

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Exploring Whisky – The Hidden Glenkeir Treasures Part 2 – Fettercairn

In the latest in his series on Hidden Treasures, Dom looks at one of his favourite distilleries – Fettercairn in The Highlands   Fettercairn... 

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