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    The Ultimate Whisky – Ballechin – 46% – 2004 to 2015

    Most people have never heard of this whisky, It is not 'Ball Chin' Ir is 'Ball-eh-chin' ..... I think:) I have had Ballechin before and most have been good, most have been cask strength. I think...

    Book Review: Speaking For Israel

    Dr David CuminIINZ The United Nations spends a disproportionate amount of time condemning Israel. So the Israeli representative to the international body has a lot of work to do and many speeches to give – inside and outside the hallowed halls.

    Single Malts of Scotland – Glenlossie 11yo – cask 1358

    Unique, different and certainly off the beaten path. Usually you will find this in many blends but in a single barrel, single malt expression - it shines. Then again, this is my first Glenlossie ever, so thanks for watching me pop my Glenlossie cherry! 

    Glendronach Single Barrel – Cask 4418 – 1995 – 2017 21yo – 52.6%

    You no doubt have heard of Glendronach - but this single barrel gives a new light to that experience. If your average Glendronach is a standard cyclist, this one is Lance Armstrong jacking up on roids.

    Alec Bradley Project 40

    Project 40 is the search to find a deeper understanding as to why cigars have a positive cognitive impact on the mind and body. Similar to music, cigars have a calming effect that allows us to feel in control as well as feel rewarded....

    The Longrow 21yo Review – 46% 2019 release

    Longrow and Springbank rouses the discerning palates and lovers of old style scotch. Polarising in it's nature to the core - Longrow/Springbank makes no apologies for that. Old world scotch in a new world full of snowflake whiskies, This is an orchestra of...

    Does whisky go off in the bottle when opened?

    I get this question a lot, not so simple but Yes and No! Whisky should be stored opened or unopened in a cool dry place away from sunlight, a kitchen cupboard is a perfect spot. Once opened you should ensure the cap is firmly...

    Springbank 21yo 46% & Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City

    The Springbank 21 is hard to come by and it costs a shit load of money. How good is it? Paired it with an Opus X Lost city - Double Robusto. Is that worth all the hype? 

    SMWS 38.24 Caperdonich 26yo Refill XBourb

    Want something a little rarer? SMWS 38.24 will tick that box. Drinking this is liquid history. Closed and extinct distillery - question is, Are you 'Baller' enough? Make sure you pair something luxurious with this. 

    The Irishman: The Price Paid

    Burn, Hollywood, BurnA regular review by John Black Last month Martin Scorsese drew the ire of millennials with a condemnation of Marvel movies, as mere ‘theme parks’ and ‘not cinema’. If anyone has earnt the right to opine on the art of film...