Monster Beer: The Kernel IPA Double Black

The Kernel is a brewery I’ve enthused about before; they were the subject of one of my earlier Brewery Tours At Home and I’ve always loved their beer. Finding myself in the general vicinity of London Bridge recently on a Saturday, I took the opportunity to pop down to the brewery and pick up a… Read more »

Whisky Wednesday: The Macallan 12

This week we venture off the islands, and on to the mainland of Scotland, to Speyside. The Macallan Distillery sits on the banks of the river Spey and has been producing whisky there for nearly two hundred years; today’s choice is a little younger than that! This is their 12 year old, matured in sherry… Read more »

Monster Beer: Marble Tripel

This week sees the start of a run of monster beers from breweries I know and love – in this instance Marble, who were the subject of one of my Tours-At-Home and were broadly judged to be lovely. So, when my regular online beer pusher – ahem, sorry, supplier – mentioned on Twitter that they… Read more »

Whisky Wednesday: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2008

This week sees yet another whisky from Islay, this time from Laphroaig . Next door neighbour to Lagavulin, I tend to find the Laphroaigs on the lighter side of Islay, but without sacrificing that characteristic smokiness. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of them both! This is the 2008 Cairdeas, a special bottling Friends… Read more »