Recently I had the privilege to ask Ger Buckley, Master Cooper of Midleton Distillery some “serious” questions. I’ve met him during my stay at The Whiskey Academy in Ireland.
When you’re ever in the opportunity to shake this man’s hand with the opportunity to have a little chat, do it! Do not hesitate, just go for it. An amazing man, with amazing stories and an amazing strength.
This Tyrconnell 10 Year Madeira is just magnifique. That’s the first word that came to mind after the first shiver in my nose. This one sample that I had in my possession, wasn’t enough. That means I need more, much more. Now I’ve got a need for more. But have to settle with the sample for this moment. Enough whisky in the world or should I say whiskey to explore.
It has been a while since my last review. The main reason for this is that the price of whisky, and the amount of ‘guff’ surrounding it, seem to be rising concomitantly. Thus my purchasing rate has slowed dramatically and … Continue reading →
A while ago, I was talking to Femke Tijtsma Sijtsma, one of the rare whisky women in my list of contacts. I don’t mean to be degrading or so, it’s just a fact that for some or other reason, women are a rarity in the whisky world.
When a package arrives with two beauties inside. Whisky Beauties that is, my heart starts beating like a geek.
It’s time to review 2 samples from Benromach Distillery. I’m cutting the notes in two. In this review you can read about my findings about the 10yr old. The vintage will be joining soon! Continue reading →
I knocked on the sample An Cnoc, the 12 yr old a couple of times, but no one opened the cap. Lucky for me I have strong hands and a strong grip. Voila, the sample has been opened in just a few seconds. Could be magic .. or I’m just a little criminal.