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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. Jake
    January 21, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Congrats on starting the blog! Keep it up.

  2. Ron McKenzie
    July 17, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Thanks for the review I must say I agree with your description of this excellent scotch. I usually enjoy the more smokey Island malts such as Lagavulan and Laphroig but this is a gem. I bought it in Clitheroe in a specialist Whiskey at a very attractive introductory price of £14.99. The first nose is marmaladey and the first taste is honey but with an overall deliciousness. Well recommended.
    Best wishes
    Ronald McK

  3. Roark
    October 30, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    You must be out of your senses. Ive never had worse scotch in my life; mind you I don’t drink a lot of bad scotch. But I bought this on your description of the incredible tasting notes. Blaahhhh. I’d rather drink dirty sock water.

  4. Oubliet
    February 18, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I found a bottle of this at the local Trader Joe’s. At first,I was skeptical that a scotch worth drinking could be found at the very reasonable price of under $20. I picked up a bottle to try out with friends this weekend.

    While it is lighter than the other scotches in my cupboard, I liked it enough to go and pick up another couple.

    A friend of mine who tried it with me enjoyed it a lot, too.

  5. Craig b.
    January 4, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    If you are trying to compare this to a Macallan or higher tier scotch, stop right away. While this is not a huger tier scotch it is not swill either. At $19 for a 750ml bottle, it’s a value scotch that is worth the price. It makes a decent mixer if you like that kind of thing. I prefer it neat, slightly chilled to just below room temp.

    It has a permanent place on my shelf, but it’s not even in my top 10.

  6. Patrick Collen
    January 13, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    I bought my first bottle of Speyburn 10 yr. Highland SM right before Christmas 2012, and I bought it because I wanted the flask included in the gift-pack and priced right at $26. I must say I liked it from the first sip, neat with no water. It is what it is: a pretty good, value-priced SM scotch. I’ll have to give the BO (…now THAT just doesn’t sound right) a try.

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