Talisker Dark Storm Whisky Review

Recently a friend of mine returned from holiday with a bottle of Talisker, I had heard him mention "Storm" so I figured it would be the Talisker Storm bottling. When he showed me I was quite surprised. Dark Storm? I hadn't seen this one before. Had I missed the news…

Bowmore 23yr 1989 Port Cask Whisky Review

This whisky was released in late 2013 as one of Bowmore's limited releases. Massive thanks to Dave from The Oak Barrel for acquiring a sample for me. Since seeing it released to market I had wondered how a Port influenced Bowmore with some age behind it would fare. Notes Eye:…

Benromach Peat Smoke 2005 Whisky Review

A few months back Ian from Alba Whisky asked if I had ever tried the Benromach Peat Smoke range, I hadn't but was intrigued due to the high PPM and that I only knew of Benromach as a speyside whisky. Speyside meets smoke? Cool. This whisky does not dissapoint. Notes…

Heartwood Four Corners of Ross Whisky Review

Back in July I was lucky enough to attend a tasting at The Oak Barrel in Sydney hosted by none other than Tim Duckett of Heartwood fame. The evening was to launch Heartwood's latest whisky "Four Corners of Ross". It was a fantastic event. Later in the evening Tim shared…

Blackadder Bunnahabhain Moine 6yr Raw Cask Whisky Review

When I saw that The Oak Barrel had this Bunnahabhain Moine in stock I had to get it. I had been waiting a while to try a Blackadder Raw Cask bottling. According to the Blackadder website they evenly divide the cask sediment between the bottles for whiskies in their Raw…

SMWS 3.198 Smoker's Tooth Powder and Dentist's Chairs Whisky Review

Up for review we have here a 14 year old sherry casked Bowmore. This interesting sounding single cask from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society was tasted a few weeks back at the joint SMWS and Oak Barrel hosted Bowmore tasting with Gordon Dundas. I had another engagement pop up that…