Category Archives: Tasting

Richard Paterson, Master Blender for Whyte & Mackay to join Twhisky tasting 3

In some circles, known as simply ‘The Nose’. Richard Paterson will bring a wealth of experience to tomorrow night’s proceedings. Richard’s worked with Bruichladdich, Tamnavulin, Tullibardine and Tomintoul, and now heads up the selection process for what goes into the finest blends in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio, and also cask selection for the single […]

Twhisky Fri 12th June 8:30pm GMT: Revenge Of The Blends Et Al 2

Join us in an epic battle, which will basically consist of trying to get though this colossal list of whiskies… We’ve all done it; thinking we know best and turning our noses up at the proffered dram from a bottle that says BLEND on it. But there’s more to it than that. Vatted, Malt, Blend, […]

Paps tasting 1

The real reason we were on Jura a couple of weeks back was to be the first bloggers (and among the very first people in general) to taste the limited edition Paps of Jura bottlings. The bottles are all signed by Master Distiller Willie Cochrane (he told us it took him three days to sign […]

Impromptu Compass tasting 1

I was in Manchester for the past couple of days, I took a stroll around, and I was intrigued to find a pretty cool-looking specialist wine shop. Thought I’d pop in to see if there’s much in the way of whisky on offer. Ben Stephenson from Hanging Ditch was kind enough to introduce me to […]

Sneak preview: SSS 7

One of the real pleasures of this job (it’s a job?!) is that occasionally you get to try things that just aren’t out on the market yet. Jura distiller Willie Cochrane brought out a bottle cryptically labelled ‘SSS’ and Clutch and I were offered an impromptu tasting in the still room. It’s really quite a […]