We've dug up some great new goodies for you this week, with party-size bottles from Glenmorangie and Compass Box and a clutch of lovely Nikkas (oooh, Matron!). And as if that wasn't enough, we've also got the beautiful boxed expression of Compass Box Hedonism Maximus as well. Never say we're not good to you.
Not only that, but at last we have Ulf Buxrud's wonderful new book on Japanese whisky, so you can educate yourself while dramming Eastern-style.
Meanwhile, over on the TWE Blog, our Octomore pictures from last week caused a bit of discussion. So here's a taster for the next post:
'To Coat Or Not To Coat?'
"In the comments section of our last post on Octomore, drJarv (who I’m assuming is on the design team for Octomore as he hasn’t denied it yet!) asked for our thoughts on the coated opaque bottle that they’ve gone for with Octomore (Bruichladdich fans will remember that both Blacker Still and Redder Still were similarly adorned with this coating).
Poster bgulien immediately responded with a fair point that these coatings make it difficult to see how much whisky you have left. I decided to throw my tuppence-worth in and started to write a quick comment - but it kind of turned into a bit of a rant and opened up a bit of a can of worms, so I thought I’d do it as a new post and throw the floor open for discussion:"
Exciting stuff, eh? Oh. Well, never mind. You can read my Clarkson-esque rant here, anyway.