Guest Whisky Reviews

The Good Dram Show – Episode 265 ‘Anglo-Canadian Whiskies’ – Anglo Canadian News

Chris Goodrum

The Good Dram Show – Episode 265 ‘Anglo-Canadian Whiskies’ – This week’s episode of the show is an Anglo-Canadian episode featuring the English Whisky along with the Glenora distillery and Two Brewers Yukon single malt from Canada

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Balblair – Scotch Whisky News


Balblair, a distillery, that for those who know it are aware of it’s powerhouse presentation and delightful craft when it comes to delivering whiskies that are ready to bottled to suit them rather than the rest of the current market. Previously, the 1990, 2003 and 1997 have all received high praise from myself and Joe, let alone the rest of the whisky world. This bottle is laced with classic Balblair contrast, a nose of sweet chocolate orange and sticky toffee – backed up by a luxurious palate that continues the flavours from the nose – the finish is spicy and herbaceous which for me takes us back to classics like the 2003 & 2005 vintages which lure you in with a sweet style and then hit you with classic Highland clout towards the end. She’s a beauty! Cheers!

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The Good Dram Show – Episode 264 ‘A.D. Rattray’ – Scotch Whisky News

Chris Goodrum

The Good Dram Show – Episode 264 ‘A.D. Rattray’ – In this episode of the show, I’m celebrating the independent bottling company A.D Rattray’s 150th Anniversary, by looking at some new releases from them.

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #725 – Scotch Whisky News


Ralfy introduces big peatiness, but not Islay peatiness with Ralfy Review 725 – Ledaig 13yo Amontillado malt @ 59.2%vol:

Chris Goodrum Reviews Carn Mor – Scotch Whisky News

Chris Goodrum

Here’s a link to this weeks episode of the show, featuring Carn Mor.



Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #724 – Scotch Whisky News


Ralfy goes to the Highlands with Ralfy Review 724 – Royal Brackla 11yo @ 55.2%vol: (North Star)

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Loch Lomond 18yo – Scotch Whisky News

Loch Lomond Logo

You may have guessed but over here at Whisky Wednesday, we really, really, really like Loch Lomond. This is the 18YO, it’s matured in ex-American oak casks and really does showcase how varied and versatile the distillery is. A nose of salted caramel and fennel – a palate of spicier styles, herbaceous notes and some light sweetness and finally, a finish that musters up those slightly smoky almost Campbeltown like style finale. Beautiful.


Introducing Chris Goodrum of Gauntleys of Nottingham as Guest Whisky Reviewer – Whisky News

Chris Goodrum

I started at Gauntleys in February 2000 and although having a very minimal knowledge of whiskies at the time I took over looking after our spirits selection. At the time this mainly comprised distillery bottlings with a few bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail. I decided that if we were to be truly thought of as a whisky specialist, then I should apply the same criteria to our whisky selection as we did to our wine, this meant tasting as many whisky samples as I could get my hands on!

This period of time was marked by an increased interest in Independently bottled whiskies and I would regularly badger them to send me samples of their new releases, so I could select which ones I thought were worthy of putting on our shelves. Interestingly enough it is now common practice for a number of these companies to regularly send out samples of their new releases, although I’m not taking all the credit for this practice! Over the next few years I believe I became very well versed in judging the quality of these Independent releases, so much so that in 2007 the Whisky Magazine asked me to become a judge for their Independent Bottlers Challenge competition and this subsequently led to being asked to judge the World Whisky Awards in 2012 as well as the World Drinks Awards. Also in that year I started my weekly YouTube channel called the Good Dram Show, which is still going strong.

I am now a regular judge for a number of spirits competitions and spent a happy couple of years doing the New Releases tasting section of the Whisky Magazine. I would like to think that I have a reputation within the whisky industry as a firm but fair judge and having no allegiances I am free to offer an honest opinion and give praise and constructive criticism where due.

Although there are a number of whisky writers and reviewers with a lot more experience than I have, I believe that I make a valid and valuable contribution to the whisky industry as a whole through my passion for whisky and all things spirits related.

Chris Goodrum Reviews the Bruichladdich Range – Scotch Whisky News

Chris Goodrum

This week I’m looking at not only the Bruichladdich Rare Casks releases but their core range too.

The Review

Whisky Intelligence is pleased to introduce whisky review by Chris Goodrum of Gauntleys of Nottingham

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #723 – Scotch Whisky News


Ralfy re-visits an affordable, available malt in Ralfy Review 723 – Strathisla 12yo @ 40%vol: (re-reviewed 2018)

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