Category Archives: Tasting

The Glenrothes Adventure part 4: The Inner Sanctum 0

After all our hard work making the barrels, and touring the distillery, it was finally time to sample some of the fruits of our labour (or rather, the labour of others over the past decades). This is what we whisky writers like to call ‘the whole point of the exercise’. And what a fantastic tasting […]

A tasting in a big empty room – part 2: Whyte & Mackay 5

The Friday night tasting for the Dubber and Clutch St Andrews Golf Open Whisky Fiasco 2010 was a selection of rare and boutique bottlings from Whyte and Mackay – including three new expressions from Isle of Jura and the award-winning 30 year-old blend. Dalmore 18 Gorgeous. Dubber was tempted to just stay on this one […]

A tasting in a big empty room – part 1: Douglas Laing 0

On the bright side of our St Andrews whisky tasting debacle, we did get to sample some very fine drams. Here’s what we made of the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd selection on Thursday night: Auchentoshan 10 year-old (Provenance bottling) A good way to start the evening, and a great way to open up the […]

St Andrews: a whisky fiasco 16

It was the 150th anniversary of the Golf Open at St Andrews. We came, we saw, and we were utterly conquered. We may well go down in history as the hosts of the best, most well-organised, well-promoted, best-stocked and WORST-attended whisky tastings of all time. And we have some very fine and expensive whisky left […]

Whisky tasting at St Andrews 2

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be doing a couple of tasting events in St Andrews during the golf open this week. Two nights of the very best of Scottish culture, taking in the history and folklore surrounding some of Scotland’s finest drams. Thursday 15th July: This evening presents a wide selection of stunning malts […]