About me, the Whisky Loving Pianist

In the late 1980’s my drink of choice was Cinzano and Babycham, but never together.

MG_7687_2In 2000 I was virtually teetotal, but numerous gigs aboard cruise ships coupled with an inquisitive nature, oh and a free, unlimited bar tab changed all that.
A cruise around the Channel Islands took me to Oban and my first distillery tour but it was the duty-free market back then that opened my eyes [and palate ultimately] to the whisky fun.

Several years later I declared myself fairly serious about whisky when it became apparent that the kitchen cupboards were completely full with bottles of whisky. I was becoming a malt maniac.

My first trip to Islay in 2013 sealed the deal. I had developed full-blown malt madness!

A view of ‘The Paps’ from Finlaggan

Since then I have shared hundred’s if not a few thousand of my tasting notes on whiskybase.com. Some of you were generous enough to encourage me to start sharing my thoughts and observations in more personal depth. Many of you simply wandered what on earth I was writing in my little notebooks. Wander no more!

Benromach tasting ME alone

Please bear in mind that my scoring & perspectives come from the point of view of a whisky loving pianist.


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