Review Amrut Portnova VS Aberlour A’bunadh

Another head to head comparison, this one a rather unorthodox one between a popular sherry bomb, the Aberlour A’bunadh pitted against a port affinite tropical thunder, the Amrut Portnova. And to be fair though this isn’t an apples to apples comparison, this could be gauged a bit differently- a red vs green variety perhaps?! As…

Review : Port Askaig 100 Proof

Situated on the North Eastern side of the island of Islay and home to one of the island’s ferry terminals is Port Askaig. And though not a Laphroaig, nor a Caol Ila or an Ardbeg in the sense that they don’t malt or distill their own spirits, this independent bottler takes advantage of their relationships…

Review : Tamdhu 12 YO

This month’s review continuous with an expression from the Tamdhu distillery, this one being the younger sibling of the 15 YO and a replacement of their core 10 YO. As is the case with all expressions from the distillery, this being no different, is aged exclusively in sherry oak casks, giving it full potential to…

Review : Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve

It’s that time of the year… Japanese January! And we begin the month with an expression from Suntory’s highest distillery, the Hakushu. Established in 1973 and comfortably nestled in the forests at the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake, this ‘forest distillery‘ lies at a height of 700 metres above sea level, blessed with a unique micro…