About me, the Whisky Loving Pianist

In the late 1980s, 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 in the noughties that opened my eyes [and palate ultimately] to the whisky fun. Seminal influences included: Bunnahbahin 12yo, Balblair 1997, Talisker 57 Degrees.

Several years later I declared myself fairly serious about whisky when it became apparent that the kitchen cupboards were completely full with bottles of the stuff. 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 wondered what on earth I was writing in my little notebooks. Wonder no more!

Benromach tasting ME alone

Please bear in mind that my scoring & views come from the point of view of a whisky loving pianist. My perspectives on whisky and other spirits are personal, fully independent, and self-funded.



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