New Site Launched

My new fancy website is launched – with the old bad grammar and spelling please visit, read and subscribe.   In the next week or so I will discontinue eightsomereel,  it has been great to have you with me and I look forward to us sipping on together. https://bourbonbrit.com/   Thank you,   Geoff

Announcement

Today I reviewed the new website.  Just a few minor changes and a bit of post editing to do and it is complete.  The launch date is 17th November – this Friday.  I am reluctant to make firm promises on the basis of many a slip between Glencairn and lip!  Thank you for your support…

Graphic test

  This is a test of scaleable graphics for the new site which is fast approaching launch.   I am intending doing much more high quality content articles.  This graphic I dont expect to scale but I do want to see what happens – there will be a lot of this – apologies.  It doesnt…

UPDATE

Big things happening here.   I am planning a major rebrand and launch on the Blog.  I have been working hard on  new content and had a quick break during which my computer died.  Sad. I will post the details soon of the new site.  My new computer is en route.  My plan is for…

Using a Reference Bourbon

In this post I describe how a reference Bourbon can enhance your enjoyment and ability to assess how various Bourbons meet your needs. If your the type of drinker who pours half a glass of Bourbon and loves it and thinks all this tasting is pretentious nonsense, this post is not for you.   The…

Grumpy Old Drinkers

When we have enjoyed and learnt about whisk(e)y, sufficient to have some knowledge or now with the rise of social Media, a little experience, a computer and too much time on our hands,  we reach the complaining stage which also comes with age in lieu of wisdom. ” When I was a lad… Sixpences, Haig…

Am I Missing Something?

As an amateur whisky taster I have some experience largely in wine but increasingly in whisky.  It amazes me how many more flavours are found in whisky than in wine. I have tasted often in the company of a friend of mine a former professional taster so I know what an extraordinary palate he has…

Update

I have not posted this week.  I am busy researching a number of more detailed topicswhich I will be posting soon, research takes time and some consumption.  Future posts will address. A  blind tasting review of the economically priced NAS expressions A review of higher ABV NAS whiskies from Glenfarclas, Aberlour, Ardbeg and Talisker. A…

A Fathers Day Tribute

  Just a brief piece to recognise Fathers Day. Today I am feeling fairly virtuous – a good son.  I am travelling to Aberdeen to visit my old Dad. I have assembled a sample pack of whisky with some relevance to him.  I will take 5 samples with some tasting notes I drew up along…

Let Battle Commence

    A recent photograph I set up led me to compare the rise of the Non Age Statement Whiskies to a of a game of chess.  For a bit of fun I though which bottles each side might select. I have picked price points at which I believe the contest is being fought for…

A New Direction

I have been thinking further and deeply (my brain hurts now) on the vexed topic of Non Aged Statement whisky.  Half of my current collection and many of my favourite drams and two of my daily drams are NAS -Non Age Statement[ i.e. no year on the label] whisky.  NAS is a reality of our…

Da da-da da da Da

Today I pay tribute to the mighty United States of America and  in passing to the incredible social media community of whisky aficionados. The latter because late last week the word went out that the subject of  review todays whisky was for sale at a well known online American retailer at a vastly discounted price. …