Category Archives: – Guest Post
Flora & Fauna Classics, revisited by Tom van Engelen
Once more Tom has kindly supplied us with some nice reviews of things I normally don’t have on my radar. In this case, it’s a trio of Flora & Fauna releases by Diageo. With a Blair Athol, still regularly available, … Continue reading
Caol Ila 15, Feis Ile 2022, Refill and Virgin American Oak, 55.2%
Even though I have a sample of this lined up somewhere, Tom van Engelen beat me to it by writing this tasting notes, and sending them to me for publication. Freak out with Caol Ila Sawdust The Festival of Malt … Continue reading
The joy of philosophy. Of whisky.
I recently read a whisky book written by Billy Abbott. Some of you may know him from his exploits at The Whisky Exchange. Others may know him from his frequent but-not-so-punctual visits to Maltstock. Of course, I wanted to review … Continue reading
Guest post: Battling Feis Ile love-sickness with Kilchoman
Reminiscing about Feis Ile not happening. by Tom van Engelen! Continue reading
Guest post: The Battle of the Benrinnes (1979 vs 2000)
It’s been some time, but I’ve got another guest-post lined up for you! My friend Tom van Engelen wrote about his experience comparing two Benrinnes to each other. Their distillation date is more than two decades apart so there should … Continue reading
What’s in a name? Double casking…
My friend Tom van Engelen has written another one of his posts comparing whiskies that should never be compared. Does a name really influence your experience of a whisky? I am not well acquainted with all those Viking expressions from Highland … Continue reading
Have you ever tasted Loch Ewe?
Tom van Engelen found another weird sample in his cupboard and decided to write about it. At some length, as we’ve come to expect. Fun additional fact: The Loch Ewe Distillery and the accompanying hotel appear to be for sale … Continue reading
Berry Brothers and Rudd’s Sherry Cask
Yet again, Tom van Engelen climbs his pen, as we say in The Netherlands. This time he tries a sherry cask from Berry’s and a 1968 Glen Garioch. Talk about old whisky… A sherry cask matured whisky can be a … Continue reading
Talisker 8 marks the return of a giant
Tom van Engelen wrote another one of his sort-of-bi-weekly posts on a bottle he found in his collection. Or at least, something that sparked his interest and urge to ramble on a bit! This time, he tried the new Talisker … Continue reading
Does the re-opening of distilleries bereave us of nostalgia?
Once more Tom van Engelen has written a post reminiscing about booze with a dram in hand. This time his train of thought got sparked by an old bottling of Port Ellen! Once I knew a man who thought it … Continue reading