Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve – Review

*Sincere thanks to MS & AS at Savona Communications for the sample. So, who the hell founded this distillery? My keen and occasionally flagging interest in whisky history has drawn me down a dark road which seemingly has no end. According to the distillery itself, which one would expect to have the final say-so in this … Continue reading Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve – Review

History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic

*The first in what will, hopefully, be a series of  mildly in-depth looks at some of the pivotal events in Whisky's illustrious history... When I first heard of the Phylloxera epidemic that decimated the European wine industry in the late 1800's, I wasn't aware of its impact on the world of whisky, but I was … Continue reading History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic