About ConvalRen:

Darren, from Malaysia. Started off my journey in the UK, learned from the best at Milroy's of Soho, Soho Whisky Club, and the select few (you guys know who you are).

First single malt, Talisker 10 in 2015.

Top 3: 1. Convalmore, 2. Talisker, 3. Kilchoman

Top 3 grains: 1. Invergordon, 2. North British, 3. Cameronbridge

Taking interest in Ben Nevis, Dallas Dhu, Glen Esk, Glen Spey, Royal Lochnagar, and Jura.

Scoring is based on the complexity of the whisky, with a bit more on my preferential likes and dislikes. If I rate it low, it doesn't mean I dislike it, it just does not have enough on its plate.

98 - Nectar of the Gods.

96 - Sublime.

91 - 95 Absolute bliss, pure liquid gold. Absolutely minimal in flaws. 

90 - 94 This is where things are starting to get extra interesting.

88 - 89 Interesting, just not enough over the bar.

85 - 87 Expectations are met, they are great but don't reach the peak. 

81 - 84 It's good, but still doesn't have the oomph; with minor flaws.

71 - 80 Can be enjoyed but nothing much to rave about.

61 - 70 Decent, able to drink without dwelling in deeper.

0 - 60   Avoid at all costs, avoid it like the plague. 

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Latest news

Celebration of 180.000 bottles in Whiskybase

Growing the Whiskybase platform and going through our celebration moments each milestone, this time another 10.000 bottles added to Whiskybase. We managed to grow to 180.000 bottles and it is time to reveal a new bottle to our members. A 24-year-old Glentauchers from a bourbon barrel selected for Whiskybase members. A nice one if you like your daily fruit. One to sip, not to flip!


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