The Power of the Understated
I was recently thinking about my personal whisky journey, the path I walked from that first unforgettable dram of single malt to where I am and what I drink now. In fact, all around the world I meet whisky anoraks who have a very similar tale to tell...
To Match Or Not To Match
Single malt whisky is a very flavoursome drink which is perfect savoured on its own but in my opinion matching it with great food has its merits...
Blown away by a dram!
When it comes to whisky, if you haven't yet fallen for it and we happen to meet, you will inevitably find me telling you that all it takes is one... one good dram that suddenly, sharply ploughs itself across your palate
Balblair 2002 The Food Match - A Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar
My tasting notes are written in my home, in front of the fire, on a freezing cold evening, with the cat sitting beside me, and a dairy milk chocolate bar to enjoy alongside...
Balblair 1983 Vintage
1983. That seems like quite a while ago, particularly for those of us smug enough who can say we weren’t even around then
Taste it like a pro
You know how to do it of course. Telling you about the nose, the palate, the finish or the need to add water would be preaching to the choir. Instead I want to offer a handful of detailed tips which can improve your tasting experience.
Balblair 1969 Review
When we’re speaking of malts (and I’ve had a few myself as you might have guessed) we need to remember that a whisky does improve with time, but ageing itself is not a guarantee for good whisky...
Chill Filtering Explained
I thought I'd try to explain the process and the effect it has on the liquid in your glass in a bit more depth than a single line on the label.
Balblair 2002 and 1975 tasting notes
Most distilleries have a core range, usually starting at around ten years old and progressing through to somewhere around (or beyond) twenty-something years old. Not Balblair.