Review : Yamazaki Distiller’s Edition

A year later and I acquaint myself with yet another expression from the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, the Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve - a gift presented by a close family friend on a recent visit to Japan. The Distiller’s Reserve is the distilleries first venture into the NAS space which also occupies a spot now in its core … Continue reading Review : Yamazaki Distiller’s Edition

Review : Teeling Small Batch Whiskey

Shades of red, orange and yellow danced around the creature; its final hours marked by smoke, dust and burning embers blemishing the skies above. What was once loud cries have now been silenced and all that is left is but a heap of ash, a few spots of gold and a dancing trail of smoke. … Continue reading Review : Teeling Small Batch Whiskey

Review : Johnnie Walker Double Black

Great whisky does not have to be top dollar; and to amass a number worthy fan following doesn't require it to be a single malt either- The Johnnie Walker Black Label. This blended scotch has successfully captured the Highlands and the West Coast with decent complexity without really drilling a hole in your pocket, and … Continue reading Review : Johnnie Walker Double Black

Review : Auchentoshan Springwood Single Malt

Distillers and distilleries alike have had their fair share of bankruptcies, sell offs, acquisitions and buy outs; and though not many, several of them have stood through the sands of time – Auchentoshan (pronounced Ock-un-tosh-un) being one such example. The distillery was set up in 1823 by John Bullock, a local merchant. Five years past … Continue reading Review : Auchentoshan Springwood Single Malt

Review : Glengoyne 12 Years Old

A Highland whisky with a Lowland stroke – standing tall, the Glengoyne 12 Year Old. This distillery is borderline Highland almost brushing shoulders with the virtual boundary that separates it from the calmer, more temperate Lowlands. While much of the fermentation and distillation is all up north, the warehouses where the young spirit is matured … Continue reading Review : Glengoyne 12 Years Old

Review : 100 Pipers Blended Scotch Whisky

The sound of bagpipes as it cut through the cold, dark, intense and hostile air; the myriad of black polished boots clickety clacking against the earth in unison. White socks, kilts, sporrans, bagpipes - a hundred that marched leading the militia towards war; a piece of history that has inspired and made its way into … Continue reading Review : 100 Pipers Blended Scotch Whisky

Review : Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” - Abraham Lincoln The approach has rather worked on the contrary for the folks at Ian Macleod distilleries, especially in the case of one specific bottling – The SmokeHead. To the novice drinker, the name might cause one to think of a pot addict in … Continue reading Review : Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch

Fun Facts – Japanese Whisky

In continuation to our whisky fun facts write up, I thought of including another post that involves a genre  that had critics and distillers alike left in awe, jaws dropped and taken aback. The awards were almost always 'reserved' for the Scots and the Irish, but all heads turned towards this entrant from the East … Continue reading Fun Facts – Japanese Whisky

Review : The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Years Old

The roar of motor race engines, the layers of tyres stacked one over the other, the hustle of the pit crew gripping jacks and bald tyres, the buzz of wheel guns and the garbled chatter from walkie-talkie machines – a composition, each like notes of a symphony. The long fuel pipes, the nuts, bolts, oil … Continue reading Review : The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 Years Old

Whisk’?’y – Fun Facts!

From time to time, I get asked a few queries regarding whiskies and everything around it and so I thought it best to take some time out and pen some content around these queries themselves! I’m hoping you find this pleasant and insightful!  *fingers crossed*  1. Whisk’?’y  -To ‘e’ or not to ‘e’ ?! To start with, … Continue reading Whisk’?’y – Fun Facts!