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.

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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Islay 2016

portcharlotte_2016Another year, another trip to Islay and how lucky with the weather was I?
Due to this being a family holiday, there’s no Feis visits, but still a distillery or two gets a look in.
This time round, the usual trip to Ardbeg was made, as was a tasting at Laphroaig.

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Whisky. It’s an obsession.

With a market seemingly bursting at it’s seems, you could be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the amount of whisky expressions you can now chose from. Over the past few years, new entrants to the market from places such as India, Sweden and Japan are gaining plaudits and winning new fans, but the more ‘traditional’ distilleries have pulled up their marketing socks and are fighting their corners too. (Some, it must be said, are successful in doing what they’ve always done. If it ain’t broke…)

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