Dream Drams – Lochside 1981 43% (Gordon + MacPhail)

Years ago I tried in Singapore at The Auld Alliance a Gordon + MacPhail bottling of Lochside 1981 at cask strength 51.2%. To say it was superb was an understatement. Til date it remains in my mind as the singularly longest finish I’ve … Continue reading

The Single Cask, Singapore

Let’s face it – whisky in Singapore is expensive. However the range of spirits available vs  my other usual haunts like Jakarta and Mumbai, makes it a favourite spot to try something new and typically pick up an overpriced bottle or two. … Continue reading

Singapore “Speed Dating” Whisky…

Singapore may be expensive as far as whisky purchasing is concerned, however it never fails to deliver a new discovery. There are some terrific night spots to nip into for a whisky flight (or two) – The Auld Alliance, Flagship and Quaich. There … Continue reading

European Tour – Kornog Taourac’h Trived 10 BC 46%

A year ago during a remarkable tasting evening at The Auld Alliance in Singapore, I first encountered Glann ar Mor‘s peated Kornog from Bretagne, France. Raving about the distinctive character of the special cask strength Kornog bottled exclusively for The Auld Alliance, I put the word out to … Continue reading