This week the Scribbler has mostly been enjoying:
Beer of the week: Doombar
Tasting note: Named after an infamous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary in north Cornwall- quickly acquiring a cult following. A balance of spicy resinous hop, sweet malty and delicate roasted notes. A nice balance and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness.
Chosen venue: The Paris Hotel, Coverack, Cornwall or The Coat & Badge, Putney
Scotch of the week: The Glenlivet 15 year old French oak reserve
Tasting note: Infinitely quaffable but pricey not my normal taste at all...less peaty or smoky more smooth and nutty- a grower
Chosen venue: The Admiral Coderington, Chelsea