About thewhiskyobsession

A journey into the world of Whisky, starting with the staples of the home of Whisky, Scotland, and moving into rare, unknown and oversea territories.. What started with bourbon (and coke, sorry) matured over time and the Ardbeg, Springbank, Benriach, Bladnoch, Caol Ila and more followed. With storage units close to collapse, a recent comment by my wife; "No more drinking whisky" has led me further into the collectable world. Foraging online, specialist Whisky sites and now, an annual 'pilgrimage' to places north of the border.

Diageo Special Releases

img_0675Well none of this is news now, but I am trying to get back in the habit of writing these things up.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to this recent event; the tasting of Diego’s annual ‘best of the best’ – from an expected Lagavulin and Port Ellen, to a less expected Cambus 40yo.

With retail prices ranging from under £100 to close to £2,500, some of this stuff is very special indeed, and this was an opportunity not to be turned down.

With fancy invite in hand, I headed off to 1 Marylebone Road, London to see what the fuss was about.

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Whisky Tasting: Loch Lomond Group

loch_lomondA little known distillery to me, although I pass within a gnat’s whisker of it each time I go to Islay. The Loch Lomond Group covers Inchmurrin, Glen Scotia and of course, Loch Lomond.

Micheal Henry, Master Blender, took us through 8 drams on the evening with the usual, well natured crowd of The Wright Wine Co.

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