Articles by Stephen

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, [...]

The 2017 Oslo Whiskyfestival

December 10, 2017

The first whisky festival I attended in Norway was, appropriately enough, organized and run by a Scot. Chris Maile is from the Isle of Skye, in fact, but he’s lived and [...]
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