Welcome to The Malt Activist – a journal of my experiences as a whisky enthusiast.

This site is intended for whisky enthusiasts of all types. Whether you’re a single malt aficionado, a lover of blends, a drinker of bourbons, a collector of grain whiskies or simply curious about the Water of Life then you’ve come to the right place.

What can you expect to find on this site? Well, a couple of things.

When I started out collecting whiskies for my cabinet there wasn’t a central resource that managed to guide me keeping in mind my wallet and my newly acquired taste for the good stuff. I saw a lot of friends buy expensive whiskies and come to regret their purchase. Others simply did not know what to buy and were too scared to experiment.

The articles on this site will focus on educating the new-comer on the types of whiskies, the etiquettes of nosing and tasting and reviews of awesome whiskies that appeal both to the palate and the wallet!

And how do I rate the whiskies I’ve tasted? I can try and come up with a scientific method but there really isn’t. It’s what I’m feeling at the moment, to be honest.

94 – 100 is brilliant
90 – 93 is very good
86 – 89 is good with minor flaws
82 – 85 is average and maybe a touch below
78 – 81 is starting to suck

Anything below, well, you know…

Finally I will share with you my experiences as I come in contact with new whiskies, new people and unique whisky events.

If you feel like dropping me a note you can always send me an email

Happy reading and Slainte.


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for the great reviews on Amrut. Amrut Kadhambam arrives this week. Limited edition (42 6 pack cases for the US)

  2. Hi there.
    I’m founder of http://www.walkedthru.com – which is actually a blog community. We’re currently recruiting bloggers, of all subjects and professions to contribute.
    I think your blog is a fantastic example of what we are looking for – it is interesting, specific, informative, and well written, with great imagery.
    So with that I would love to invite you to visit our community, and to ask you if you would like us to list your blog under WalkedThru Whisky perhaps?
    Luke ‘SkyWalker’ Connelly

      • Fantastic!

        Just to let you re-emphasise – we’re a big fan of your blog and feel that your dedication and focus on the subject Whisky is perfect for our community.

        Have you got an email address at all, that we can contact you on, and send you our details?

        Thanks again

  3. Tabarak,
    Your site gets better and better each time I pop by. Reviews are much more in depth than the early days. Well done. Quite digging the vids you’ve put up on youtube too. CHeers.

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