A wee taste of Loch Lomond Group’s Glen Scotia and Inchmurrin Scotch whisky

It was a nice warm evening on Tuesday 6 February. That evening, I was making my way to a Loch Lomond Group industry tasting at one of Melbourne’s iconic whisky bars, Whisky & Alement. After carefully weaving my way around the bar’s surprisingly small after-work crowd, I was greeted by a smiling bartender who informed me that the tasting was being held in the bar’s upstairs room. Continue reading

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Dimple 15 year old

Type: Blended Scotch whisky

Origin: Scotland flag-for-scotland_1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0073-e0063-e0074-e007f.png

ABV: 40%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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Hyde No. 6 (Cask Strength)

Type: Single malt whiskey

Origin: Ireland 🇨🇮

ABV: N/A (Cask strength)

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Hyde No. 4 Rum Finish

Type: Single malt whiskey

Origin: Ireland 🇨🇮

ABV: 46%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Hyde No 3 The Aras Cask Single Grain

Type: Grain whiskey

Origin: Ireland 🇨🇮

ABV: 46%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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Bundaberg Small Batch

Type: Rum

Origin: Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺

ABV: 40%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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As Melbourne’s scorching 37 degree Celsius day came to a close and the sun set, I craved sweet sugary rum over ice. A bottle of Bundaberg Small Batch had been sitting in my drinks cabinet for some time and I was worried it felt neglected. So, I decided to give it a bit of attention. 

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Lake House Daylesford Tasting Menu (Degustation) 

The Lake House is a hotel which is located in regional Victoria within Daylesford, a town renowned for its natural mineral springs, pristine lakes, wineries, and, most importantly, foodie culture.

The hotel’s restaurant is highly acclaimed. In Australia “chef’s hats” are awarded to restaurants by the The Age Good Food Guide, and they’re kind of a big deal. The Lake House restaurant boasts two chef’s hats. Continue reading

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