Articles by Stephen

The Tomatin Five Virtues Series: Metal

April 11, 2018

Tasting notes: This whisky is part of a limited edition series called Five Virtues (we’ve also covered another expression in the series, Water). It is a collaboration [...]

The Tomatin Five Virtues Series: Water

March 23, 2018

Tasting notes: This whisky is part of a limited edition series called Five Virtues, marking a collaboration between Tomatin Distillery and artist Eva Ullrich. The Water is a [...]

The Tomatin Cù Bòcan 2006 Edition

March 17, 2018

Tasting notes: The 2006 Limited Edition of the Tomatin Cù Bòcan apparently refers to the year this whisky was distilled, since it came out in 2017–and given that the [...]

The Highland Park The Dark

March 8, 2018

Tasting notes: Having lived through my first winter in Norway (I’m still living through it, to be honest), it is appropriate that writing up the review of this whisky falls [...]

The 2018 Bergen Whisky & Beer Festival

February 16, 2018

The first whisky festival held in Bergen, Norway since it became my new hometown was a bustling two-day community celebration of brown spirits and of beer. It was also great [...]

The Highland Park 18

February 12, 2018

[Highland Park recently redesigned their whole line, but since we received this sample long before that occurred, we’ll just call this one a nod to the classic bottle [...]

The Glen Scotia 18

January 31, 2018

Tasting notes: On the nose, it’s Tim Burton’s candy shop: burnished cotton candy, durian sweets that capture the essence of the fruit before the bad smell erupts, [...]
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