Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky Bottle #44 is Long John Special Reserve, another blended Scotch whisky from the 1970s. I’m getting quite a collection of these! The Long John name comes from Long John McDonald, described in his time as a “6’4” giant of a man” and...
Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special Bottle #43 is another lovely old bottle of blended Scotch whisky, Bell’s Extra Special, packaged in a cute little bell-shaped bottle. Even though it’s made of glass, it is sadly half-empty, maybe thanks to its odd little plastic...
Tasting Video #7

Tasting Video #7

I had so much fun tasting Black Bottle Scotch with whisky reviewer Neill Murphy that I invited him to taste my bottle of VAT 69. We’re joined by my friend Mark, so you can hear how impenetrable Scottish accents get when they start talking to each other! Plus...
Bottle #31: VAT 69 Scotch

Bottle #31: VAT 69 Scotch

Bottle #31: VAT 69 Scotch Bottle #31 is a classic blended Scotch whisky, with an iconic look that was borne of its origin story. It was the creation of a whisky blender named William Sanderson from Leith, in Scotland. The story goes that in 1882 he created 100...
Tasting Video #3

Tasting Video #3

I took a wee bottle of Black Bottle Scotch whisky from the 1970s back to its homeland for a tasting with Neill Murphy from...