Scotland

Ola Dubh 18 by Harviestoun Brewery (Review)

Ola Dubh 18 by Harviestoun Brewery (Highland Park Single Malt Whisky Cask Flavoured Craft Beer Stout)

When I reviewed the Ola Dubh 12 by Harviestoun Brewery earlier this year, I loved the beer but had to confess that I found it difficult to deduct exactly how the extra-maturation in Highland Park casks had influenced the ale. So this time I was a bit more foresightful. (more…)

Kilchoman Distillery Tour (Event)

Kilchoman Distillery Tour (100% Islay Peated Single Malt Whisky Farm Experience Dram BarleyMania)

For more than one reason, visiting Kilchoman Distillery was a mandatory item on my to-do list when I flew to Islay earlier this month. First, I have been a big fan of their whiskies ever since I attended their 10th Anniversary Tour in late 2015. (more…)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Review)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Vatting Premium Dram Scotland BarleyMania)

The regular edition of the Spice Tree by London-based artisan blenders Compass Box is one mighty fine blended Scotch whisky with a wonderful flavor profile. Last year, the company headed by outside-the-box whisky maker John Glaser introduced a limited edition of said brand (more…)