Tag Archives: Bowmore

Betrayed by the Bowmore

I don’t always drink Islay single malt, but when I do I drink Bowmore. In addition to peat and smoke there’s an extra note that might be called seaweed. It’s easy to conjure up a picture of a bubbling spring flowing … Continue reading

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Finlaggan: the Two-Buck Chuck of Islay single malts

UPDATE: Trader Joe has “tweaked” its Finlaggan formula so it’s nothing like the Islay I described previously. It’s not unpleasant, reminds me of Dewars in fact. But not Islay. I picked up a bottle of Finlaggan Islay Single Malt Scotch … Continue reading

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Taste test: Big Peat blended Islay whisky

I love me a wee dram of Islay whisky. In its best rendition, it remind me of a pair of gym socks which have been washed in the salt water of the cold northern sea, drenched with sweat (and maybe … Continue reading

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