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 »

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 »

Whisky Wednesday: Bruichladdich Waves

This week’s whisky is another Islay, this time a younger, easier drinking dram from Bruichladdich – the seven year old Waves. Fiercely independent since it reopened back in 1991, Bruichladdich produce an impressive range of different whiskies, which makes it hard to pin down their ‘house style’. Waves is relatively lightly peated and is a… Read more »