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My name is Martin and I live in Scotland. I love fine things in life, such as gourmet food, travelling around the world and, last but not least, whisky (naturally, I’m partial to a tipple of whiskey or bourbon as well). I have tasted hundreds of whiskies during the recent years and I finally decided to share my experience.


  1. Paul mcnerney
    August 20, 2010 @ 1:33 am

    I must say that my fairly educated pallet does not really like my bottle of Blantons from 1-8-10:(. I find it has a pleasant flavor at first then it all falls apart when the sharpness of the alcohol bites you back! I have a small library of single malts and bourbons some of which I live and some of which I like. This is the first bourbon I actually do not like drinking! I drank a third of the bottle hoping I would like it but it never happened. So far I am disappointed.

  2. JAMIE
    December 1, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Dear Paul mcnerney (i’m uneducated), I would appreciated if you can list a readly-avail affordable bournons or malts/vatt/blend that PALATE (Palate Must Be) is LEATHERY Buttery + Tobacco or Cigar CHEW. Just like ‘whiskycitric’ commented with BENCHMARK (we dont have. blanton yes. EW black ye, and up)). I dont want heather I want leathery feel. I have spent whole year on this without luck and wasted money X over! THANK MAN!!!

  3. Ryan
    July 31, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Dear Martin,
    It seems a shame that you folks in Great Britain seem to get gouged on the price of bourbon! In the USA, we also pay $50 for Blanton’s but something like Ancient Age is a cheap entry-level bourbon at around $12. In the states, we can get many mid-range bourbons in the $20-35 range that are as satisfying as Blanton’s, which makes me think Blanton’s is considerably overpriced. It’s good bourbon, just too expensive for what you get!

  4. AH
    November 13, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    I just want to point out that yes Blanton’s is young compared to the “fine old Scotch malt” but how many single barrel Scotches are there? Balvenie 15 is the only one that comes to mind… 🙂

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