ABOUT ME.

Hi and welcome to my whisky blog. Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Sorren, I am married with two daughters, 2 Labrador dogs, 2 cats and I am a whisky collector, drinker and have an incredible passion for whisky full stop.   My passion for whisky started many many years ago when I…

SPEY FUMARE

This limited release from the Speyside distillery is the first peated expression to be released, named FUMARE which is Latin for ” smokey”  helps takes the distillery in a different direction. The distillery which was founded in 1962 by George Christie who also built this distillery, finally completing the build  in 1987, no spirit was produced…

A day in the life.. Michael D’souza..

It is no secret that I am loving the whisky coming out of the Paul John distillery, located in Goa and owned by JDL ( John Distillieries Ltd)  The area is well known for the rich colonial heritage, beautiful beaches and the welcoming atmosphere of the locals but the whisky is certainly starting to be…

BLADNOCH “SAMSARA”

The long awaited return of Bladnoch is over.. “Samsara” is part of the initial release from the Bladnoch distillery, along with ” Adela”  which is a 15yo and “Talia” which boasts a 25yo age statement.. For those of you who are like me and loved Bladnoch will be chomping at the bit to try these…

Grain Whisky, dont overlook it..

Grain whisky.. Its there just to bulk out the blends right ?  A cheaper way of basically filling the gaps to reduce costs so the blenders can throw out twice as much blended whisky rather that just blended malts etc..  That might be the case in most instances but over the last several years the world of…

MACALLAN 25yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company )

When it comes to whisky just about every man and his dog knows the name of Macallan..  The name just shouts quality and nothing can compare to the whisky if it bears this name !!!   Or can it ?  I have honestly never really agreed with all the fuss about Macallan whisky, I’ve tried some of…

PAUL JOHN 6yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

That Indian whisky is back in my glass again !  Paul John whisky, what more can I tell you about it ?  Well it’s good but I know I’ve already mentioned that before… Having spoken with a lot of people about this whisky and the overwhelming thought is that it’s damn good I thought it…

From perfume to whisky in a few thousand years.

With so many new distilleries popping up in so many different countries I thought I would take a quick look at where it all might have started and where it might be heading.. The first believed records of “distillation”  goes way back to the 2nd millennium Bc where it is believed Perfumes and aromatics could have been…

A BOUTIQUE-Y FULL EVENING..

Over the last year I have had the pleasure of taking part in several of the tweet tastings organised by Steve Rush from the Whisky Wire, but when he teamed up with “That Boutique-y Whisky Company” then I had to apply and cross every thing possible… That Boutiquey Whisky Company is fast gathering a big…

CALEDONIAN 33yo Single Grain.

The Caledonian distillery is certainly not a name most people will recognise and that is because the distillery was closed back in 1988 by UDV.  Today the site is covered by a housing estate but many years ago this site was certainly a bustling whisky producing distillery.. Back in the mid 1880’s the site was…

ARDBEG LAUNCHES KELPIE TO CELEBRATE ARDBEG DAY

PRESS RELEASE..   ARDBEG LAUNCHES KELPIE TO CELEBRATE ARDBEG DAY Ardbeg is set to bring Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt to a close on Ardbeg Day, the global celebration of the single malt’s untamed spirit. Ardbeg Day falls on Saturday, 3rd June 2017. This year, in homage to the sea that surrounds the Distillery’s…

Douglas Laing’s Laphroaig 18yo (Consortium of cards)

Douglas Laing continues to keep things fresh with one of the latest releases.. The consortium of cards is a limited release of Old Particular bottles that  has been themed around a pack of cards..  The first release is an 18 year old Laphroaig that has matured in a single refill Butt, producing 665 bottles and…

Tomatin Release Five Virtues Series

Press release.. Five Virtues Series We are excited to bring to you a new range of Tomatin single malts – the Five Virtues Series. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – elements central to civilisation’s most ancient philosophies which enjoy incredible synergies. Combined, they produce outcomes far greater than their sum. This symbiosis – the…