Author Archives: Dubber

Why you shouldn’t send us whisky 0

Every now and then, somebody emails us, offering to send us whisky to review on this blog. Which is lovely, of course, and much appreciated. But every now and then something reminds us to make clear that writing reviews of whisky for promotional purposes is not actually what we do. Yesterday, we received a kind […]

Shackleton, Benjamin and Baudrillard walk into a bar 0

A lot has already been written about the discovery, recovery and restoration of the cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt that Ernest Shackleton took with him on an expedition to the South Pole over 100 years ago. It was buried under the ice for over a century, before being dug out and returned to […]

Glenmorangie Finealta 0

Recreating old whisky must be a tricky business. I can taste and smell things in a dram that seem to me to be the flavours and aromas it contains (or suggests). But to work the other way and engineer a whisky to capture subtle notes and undercurrents once contained by a whisky gone by takes […]

Dalmore Rivers Collection: The Spey Dram 0

Photo by Junnn It’s worth noting that the collection has been created by Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson, who is Whyte & Mackay’s talented (and world-renowned) master blender – and according to the blurb here, each expression is different and reflects the character of Scotland’s four greatest salmon rivers. I have to be honest here: I […]

Dalmore Rivers Collection: The Tweed Dram 0

Photo by christianvassdal Known as perhaps the best and most prolific of the salmon-fishing rivers, the Tweed River is both celebrated and supported by the release of the third of this series of Dalmore rivers collection bottlings: the Tweed Dram. A lighter and more delicate scotch than the previous two (Tay and Dee), this has […]