Fruity Fruity Whisky – Billy Abbott

July 19th, 2017|Blog|

It's easy to tell when my mate Enrico has found a whisky he likes. He's an animated chap at the best of times, prone to [...]

The Fake Whisky News, Part 1 – Tim Forbes

July 5th, 2017|Blog|

I'll start with an INCREDIBLE piece of Real Whisky News (that you may already know): a very great proportion of what is presented to whisky [...]

Tim Forbes- My TWL

June 14th, 2017|Blog|

I vividly recall my first Whisky Lounge experience.  I had travelled by train, hungover, to Brighton on a Saturday morning to help with that fine [...]

The Morning After – Day 8 / Bunnahabhain

June 3rd, 2017|Blog|

The visit to Bunnahabhain was a significant one for me. It marked the moment that I had finally visited all of the eight distilleries on [...]

The Morning After – Day 7 / Kilchoman

June 3rd, 2017|Blog|

The heavy rain of earlier in the week chose to return yesterday. The Thursday of the Feis Ile festival sees Kilchoman, Islay’s newest distillery, share [...]

The Morning After – Day 6 / Bowmore & The Green Man

June 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Another day and another distillery open day at the Feis Ile 2017. Wednesday is traditionally Bowmore’s day in the sun and the sun certainly shone, [...]

The Morning After – Day 5 / Laphroaig

May 31st, 2017|Blog|

When most people think of Islay whisky, they think of smoky whisky. Arguably the most well known of these is Laphroaig. It is the biggest [...]

The Morning After – Day 4 / Caol Ila

May 30th, 2017|Blog|

The sound of rain beating against the window woke me up early yesterday morning. Not a good sign or omen for the Caol Ila open [...]

The Morning After – Day 3 / Bruichladdich & Bessie Ellen

May 29th, 2017|Blog|

The Bruichladdich open day at Feis Ile seems to have attained a legendary status – I have heard numerous stories from various sources about extensive [...]

The Morning After – Day 2 / Lagavulin

May 28th, 2017|Blog|

Our first day on Islay was Lagavulin Day, the traditional opening to the Feis Ile. The festival sees each distillery on the island, plus the [...]

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