Royal Lochnagar Distiller’s Edition

#Whisky and #watches! ❤ Royal Lochnagar alongside my Armand Nicolet.

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In 1852 Prince Albert purchased an estate at Balmoral, which to this day is an estate of the British Royal Family – Balmoral Castle. Adjoining the estate is the Royal Lochnagar distillery, which was founded in 1826. It is said that both Prince Albert and his wife Queen Victoria came to favour the Royal Lochnagar malt whisky after visiting the distillery at the invitation of the distillery’s manager.  The whisky was then supplied to the Queen and Royal Lochnagar earned a Royal Warrant in 1848. Continue reading

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The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! The Kraken Spiced Rum👍#rum #tropical #spice

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The Kraken is Caribbean rum blended with natural flavours and bottled at 40%abv.  Continue reading

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A couple of Limeburners: M174 and M84 Western Australian Single Malt Whisky


Tasting some Limeburners, Western Australian Single Malt Whisky. #singlemalt #whisky #australia

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From Albany in Western Australia, the Great Southern Distilling Company has been making “Limeburners” whisky for a number of years now. For me, each batch of Limeburners whisky keeps getting better and better. In this post, I taste two Limeburners whiskies which sound like secret agents for a British spy agency: M174 and M84.  Continue reading

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Bruichladdich’s “The Three Tens”: The Laddie 10 year old, Port Charlotte 10 year old and Octomore 10 year old


Bruichladdich have released a new trio of whiskies they call ‘The Three Tens’ – three ten year old malts, an unpeated Bruichladdich, a peated Port Charlotte and a heavily peated Octomore.  In this post, I review all three whiskies.  Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s and The Miracle Fruit


The beads of sweat on my brow were a constant reminder of the tropical heat. I was in far north Queensland. An Aboriginal healer named Mooksie had shown us poisonous bush plums earlier that day, which, according to my untrained eye, were indistinguishable from the edible kind. So, while I was happy to leave native Australian fruit firmly on their trees, the day was all about fruit. I’ll get to the fruit shortly.  Continue reading

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Paul John Indian single malt whisky: Brilliance, Classic, Edited, Bold and Peated


India is a fascinating country. A dozen fulfilled lifetimes would probably not be enough time to explore all the cultures, cuisines, customs and traditions within India. Now, there is one more thing to explore: Indian single malt whisky.           Continue reading

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Iridium Gold Rum by Mt Uncle distillery


Type: Rum

Origin: Tropical north Queensland, Australia 

ABV: 40% Continue reading

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