The Whisky Explorer

The Whisky Explorer

Tastings, learnings and ramblings from a journey through whisky.
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W.D. O’Connell

Another day, another Tweet Tasting… what a hard life it is 😝 I registered to take part in the W.D. O’Connell Whiskey Merchants Tweet Tasting and was one of the lucky few that got selected to take part. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and some issues with Royal Mail, my drams …

SMWS Codes Lookup Tool

The Society The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in Edinburgh in 1983 and is an organisation that bottles and sells single cask, single malt whisky for its members. They buy individual casks from more than 140 malt whisky distilleries in Scotland and around the world. The SMWS also …

Hyde Irish Whiskey

The HYDE family have been involved in the Irish drinks business for over twelve generations since 1640. HYDE is presidential quality Irish whiskey named in honour of Ireland’s very first president Douglas Hyde. President HYDE was an inspirational figure who helped to define Ireland’s national identity. They pride themselves on …

Campbeltown Trip – Day 1

Campbeltown was the destination of choice for 2019’s annual #BlindTastingOnTour trip, with Springbank, Glengyle, Cadenhead’s and most importantly for me, Glen Scotia all on the agenda. We kicked things off super early as the journey to Campbeltown was estimated to take us around 7 hours, with John and Andy picking …

Instagram Competition

To promote my recent blog post about the Tomatin Tasting at Southport Whisky Club I’ve decided to run a giveaway! The prize for each winner (Two will be picked at random) being one miniature bottle (50ml) of Tomatin Legacy, my take home dram on the night! Tomatin Legacy On the …