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Slight Rebrand

Slight Rebrand

I’ve been trying to think of a decent name for this blog for some time. Whisk(e)y is a little tired and boring, and the whisky world does love a good play on words. Sadly I’m no good at names for things, or puns for that matter, so The Cereal Swiller will just have to do!  It’s my name, and I’m sticking with it!  Apart from that, everything will be just as it was! So sporadic, sketchy content, horrible writing, great…

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Blind Tasting in association with No Nonsense Whisky

Blind Tasting in association with No Nonsense Whisky

Back towards the end of last year, I set Vin from No Nonsense whisky a blind tasting challenge. You can catch up on that over on Youtube. Suffice to say, he did a rather good job indeed. As a thank you, Vin has sent me my very own 5 dram challenge. As you may have gathered, I am not a Youtuber. I have a face for radio for starters, and I don’t have the smoothness of delivery needed for videos….

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Master of Malt Affiliate

Master of Malt Affiliate

This morning I signed up to be an affiliate for Master of Malt. The great news for you is that you need to do nothing. The great news for me is that if you happen to buy anything from Master of Malt after clicking through any link from my website I will get a small percentage as commission. So in essence, if you buy from Master of Malt, it will help to fund adding more content here as I’ll be…

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Review Scores

Review Scores

I’ve read all sorts of opinions on whether or not we should be scoring our reviews or not. I suppose, in the end, it boils down to the opinion of the reviewer, and as such is also very subjective. At the same time I like the idea of being able to see categorically which whiskies I’ve liked, and which I haven’t. So I’m going to experiment with rating my reviews out of 100. Here’s how it will work. I’ve selected…

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Whisky Magazine Battle of the Blends – Challenge 2

Whisky Magazine Battle of the Blends – Challenge 2

Following on from last year’s battle, it’s time for the blenders to lock horns again in their epic struggle. Who will be victorious between Neil ‘General Mashtun’ Ridley and George ‘Aegir’ Keeble? Time and tastebuds will tell. Luckily I get to have a say in the matter, as I’ve signed up to be a taster. Below are my tasting notes for each blend, but I won’t be revealing my choice until the final result is published later in the year. Blend…

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The Dram Team – Worldwide Whiskies

The Dram Team – Worldwide Whiskies

“To ‘e’ or not to ‘e’, that is the question…” – William Shakespeare, “Dramlet”, 1602. It’s time for the second Dram Team box, and this time it’s Worldwide Whiskies! The quote above comes directly from the welcome letter. I’m a sucker for whisky based humour! This box is a veritable whistlestop tour of whisky from around the world. First of all we head across the water to the USA with Michter’s US*1 Small Batch. Canada next, with Canadian Club Sherry…

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – Finalists

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – Finalists

@TheWhiskyWire @spirit_speyside I am very excited to have been selected to take part in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Tweet Tasting with The Whisky Wire on 15th June at 7pm. We’ve got a glorious gaggle of drammage lined up: Glenfiddich – 12 Years Old Glen Grant – 10 Years Old Glenfiddich – 18 Years Old Glen Moray – 16 Years Old Glenfiddich – 21 Years Old Cragganmore – 25 Years Old It promises to be another excellent night of tasting.

The Dram Team – The Launch

The Dram Team – The Launch

@TheDramTeam What an honour! I’ve been selected to join in with the Twitter Tasting to mark the launch of The Dram Team’s whiskies by post service. Join me and the other lucky tasters on 7th June for a cracking evening of virtual drams. We will be tasting: Inchmurrin – 18 Years Old Auchentoshan – Three Wood Glen Scotia – Double Cask Bowmore – “Darkest” 15 Year Old Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Highland Park 21 Year Old Selected tasters are: @ifotou, @cowfish, @dramming_uk, @whiskyrepublic, @kaskwhisky, @AdvInWhiskyland, @WhiskyDiscovery, @mynameisgone, @TheWhiskyMiss, @ocdwhisky, @whiskyfreak123, @dvdbloke, @GreatDrams, @TheFinestCut, @steveprentice, @TheWhiskyphiles, @allthingsbooze, @champdenwhite, @kizzsmyth, @RealDramRob, @annawizauk, @tomlavin1, @JamesIGlen, @ben_cops, @GraemeG_EWB, @SigneSJohansen…

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The Dram Team

The Dram Team

So far all my posts have pretty much been explicitly about whiskies I’ve tasted or want to taste. I want to make a slight deviation from this habit to talk about The Dram Team. The Dram Team is a new venture launching in a couple of weeks to bring mail order samples of whisky to your door on a monthly basis. It promises to be a really great chance to sample some fantastic whiskies for a fraction of the cost…

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