Put quite simply, we're two brothers with a passion for whisky. We began our whisky journey during an ill fated trip to Glenkinchie many moons ago and since then, we've sampled somewhere in the region of 1,000+ whiskies at whisky shows, distilleries, and bars all across the globe. For us, Whisky is more than a drink, it's a way to share experiences between friends, both old and new.
We've started Two Whisky Bros as a place to share our thoughts and prompt discussion on different whiskies that we try. In the future we are planning on organising tasting events, both in person and virtual. We've been fortunate to amass a collection of delicious bottles that are not readily available anymore and hope to be able to share these with you. Sign up to our Dram Club to try samples of these rare and exciting whiskies
Alan handles bottle procurement and content for the site. When not drinking whisky, Alan can be found thinking about or talking about whisky.
Favourite distillery: Bowmore.
Daniel looks after the IT side of Two Whisky Bros. He's also pretty terrible at writing bio's.
Favourite distillery: Mortlach
About our rating scale
Every whisky reviewer or blogger has a different scale to rate the drams that they sample. These range between a simple 1-5 scale where everything tends to be rated 4, or 100 point scale where everything is between 86 and 91 points. We're not really a fan of either ends of the spectrum, so we've settled somewhere in the middle with a 1-10 scale.
- 10 - Perfection. A whisky that we’ll remember forever.
- 9 - Amazing. We’d pay through the nose for a bottle.
- 8 - Great. Pick this up at RRP.
- 7 - Good. Happy to have a dram or two but wouldn’t buy a bottle.
- 6 - Passable. Would accept a dram, but wouldn’t seek it out.
- 5 - Poor. Would drink if it was the only option.
- 4 - Bad. Maybe it can be saved by ginger beer?
- 3 - Awful. It can't be saved by ginger beer.
- 2 - Pour it out
- 1 - We’ve never tried a whisky rated this low and hopefully never will.
One other thing to note.. Our reviews take into account pricing as well as the quality of what's in the bottle. The whisky market has exploded recently and prices are at an all time high. We feel it unfair to rate even the best tasting whisky 10/10 if it prices the majority of whisky lovers out. We'll try to mention the price of the bottle in the review content if we have a note of it. Occasionally we'll purchase bottles on the secondary market for higher than RRP, and thus our review score will be based on the price we paid.