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The greatest alcoholic drink in the world comes from fermented grain mash that has been left in a barrel for a decade or two. If you’re unsure where to get started with single malt whisky then read up on The FAT Website which explores different drams from around the world and records tasting notes and assigns a score based on its scent, flavour and how hammered it gets us. You’re welcome to join in for a Whisky Wednesday.

Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old


DISTILLERY Glenfiddich AGE Twelve Year Old ALCOHOL 40% REGION Speyside COLOR Honey NOSE Pleasantly sweet, bit of treacle happening PALATE Pepper and caramel flavoured FINISH Its got a short, but pleasing aftertaste that doesn’t really offer up much more than the initial flavours SCORE 75 out of 100 NOTES Glenfiddich is the best-selling single malt whisky in the world by ...

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The Whisky Cabinet

Jen was giving me a hard time recently about the single malt collection as it took up all the bench space in the dining area. So this weekend we went out to IKEA and picked up a cabinet.  Four hours of construction later….voila! Jen was telling her mum about it last night.  She suggested I install a lock before my ...

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Cragganmore 12 Year Old

DISTILLERY Cragganmore AGE Twelve Year Old ALCOHOL 40% REGION Speyside COLOR Light gold NOSE Faint smell of honey PALATE Quite crisp, hint of vanilla, bit of smoke and spicyness to it FINISH A light finish that doesn’t linger for long given the subtlety of the taste SCORE 83 out of 100 NOTES This one surprised me a little.  The only ...

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Talisker 10 Year Old

DISTILLERY Talisker AGE Ten Year Old ALCOHOL 45% REGION Isle of Skye COLOR Sweet, sweet amber NOSE Totally awesome, potent and peaty as fuck PALATE Like being punched in the face by someone who has lathered their fist in pepper, also smokey like you’re inhaling a campfire FINISH Loooong, sharp note that leaves your tongue tingling SCORE 90 out of ...

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The FAT Website Whisky Companion: Introduction


Malt whisky and my appreciation for it has been a relatively recent development in my life.  When I was younger, I used to enjoy the occasional dram here and there but I didn’t pay it much notice and if anything, I found the strong taste a bit off-putting.  When I would drink socially, I would stick with beer. My brother ...

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