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Auchentoshan 1975 bourbon matured

Auchentoshan 1975 bourbon matured: 46.9% ABV   Auchentoshan have just released a 35 year old 1975 vintage, retailing at about £350.  Numbers are limited to 500 bottles.  This comes as part of a line of Auchentoshan vintages, including last year’s 1977 sherry matured and the 1978 bourbon matured.  Dom will review this on his blog […]

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Bowmore 1982 Vintage

Bowmore 1982 Vintage:    47.3% ABV Bowmore has released the second in their vintage series.  This 29 year-old expression has aged in Bowmore’s famous number 1 vault, from which the sea is separated only by the distillery walls.  It is limited to 501 bottles and is available from June 2011. Dom will review this on his […]

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August VIP Tasting

Some years ago (I can’t tell you exactly when as it’s lost in a kind of a spirity haze) Dom had a great idea. This isn’t an unusual event in itself as Dom has lots of great ideas, but in this particular case he had decided that it was a good idea to extend his […]

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August Whisky Shop Tasting

The Whisky Shop Norwich holds free shop tastings for their regulars. I was in the shop this morning talking WTC with Dom and realised I’ve never been to one of these events. For such an inveterate boozer as me that seemed an oversight, so tonight I went along to have a look. The Whisky Shop is quite […]

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August Tasting: Whisky World Beaters

Our latest tasting saw us back in the basement (or as they call it, “the Underbelly”) of the Rumsey Wells pub. The Rumsey Wells is a fine example of how pubs need to adapt to the modern market. For decades the St Andrews Tavern (as it used to be called) was an old mans’ real […]

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The Whisky World Cup Final

Those of us who have followed football over the past 20 or so years will remember the 1994 World Cup when it was predicted that Africa would soon produce a world champion from among its ranks. Even if the likes of Nigeria, South Africa and Ivory Coast didn’t get as far as they had hoped […]

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Whisky World Cup Round 4

So to recap, we are in Micawbers Tavern, in the heart of medieval Norwich (and handily 100 yards from our house) and have just finished round three of the whisky world cup. After a brief interval to cleanse our palates (Nelson’s Revenge is good for that) we dived in to group 4. Many would think tasting 10 whiskies […]

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Whisky World Cup qualifying round 3

The truth about our whisky tasting group is that one flight is never enough, so we held rounds three and four of the whisky world cup on the same night. Please bear this in mind when reading the tasting comments below.  Our usual pubs were being used by regular paying customers, so at the last minute […]

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English Whisky Co., Chapter 9, St George’s Distillery

Dom visited St George’s distillery on Monday 7th June 2010. Apparently he had a marvellous time raiding their casks and will blog about the experience later. He did remember to bring us back a sample of the new expression, Chapter 9, so Michelle, Pat and I went into Norwich to taste it. All comments should be qualified by the […]

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