The Mother of (Japanese) Whisky

The Mother of (Japanese) Whisky

There are many women without whom, the world of whisky as we know it, would not be the same. Bessie Williamson from Laphroaig, Elizabeth Cumming from Cardhu and one of my personal heroes, Margie Samuels of Markers Mark. But there’s one you may not be so familiar...
Indulgence: The GlenDronach 1972, Cask 706.

Indulgence: The GlenDronach 1972, Cask 706.

There are several types of whisky drinkers you will encounter on your whisky adventure. A dozen variations on each, but there are a few core characteristics that emerge again and again. The Big Man, The Brand-lover, The Brand-geek, The Booze...
Dailuaine, 9 years old, Cask #10742

Dailuaine, 9 years old, Cask #10742

There aren’t many whiskies that send me scurrying into research mode, but this Dailuaine did. Was is the pineapple nose that teased me with PiƱa Colada notes or just the sumptuous flavour profile that was so different? I’m not sure, but I can tell you this...
The GlenDronach, Cask Strength & Sherried

The GlenDronach, Cask Strength & Sherried

Grandfathers are influential people; they can set you on a trajectory that could make or break a life depending on how you let them. I grew up with only one living grandfather; who could be both great fun and a difficult old bastard. But through a childhood that was...