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…

An evening with Aberfeldy 2017.

Once again I had the extreme pleasure of taking part in one of the live tweet tastings arranged by Steve Rush from @TheWhiskyWire and @TweetTastings. The evening was a collaboration with Aberfeldy Distillery owned by Dewars, and on the night we were treated to a trio of single malts from the distillery, firstly the ever…

Gordon & MacPhail has announced the appointment of Stephen Rankin

Press Release.   Director of Prestige appointed to support growth in luxury sales Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has announced the appointment of Stephen Rankin as the company’s first Director of Prestige. Stephen will nurture and build relationships for Gordon & MacPhail’s range of single malt whiskies in the global luxury consumer market,…

BENRIACH RELEASES RARE PEATED SPEYSIDE, AUTHENTICUS 30 YEARS OLD

Press Release..     BENRIACH RELEASES RARE PEATED SPEYSIDE, AUTHENTICUS 30YO YEARS OLD. The BenRiach Distillery is delighted to announce the release of BenRiach Authenticus 30 years old, a rare opportunity to experience a peated Speyside single malt dating back to the 1980s. Crafted from densely peated malted barley, BenRiach Authenticus 30 years old is…

Great Drams with the Dram Team..

The Dram Team is a relatively new company offering a subscription service, each month they put together 6 drams in order for you to try and decide if the whiskies are to your liking and then you can decide if it is worth you buying a full bottle.. Each box is made up of 5…

Paul John announces KANYA..

Press Release.. Kanya from Paul John. Voted Asian whisky of the year 2018 by Jim Murray with a score of  96 out of 100 this superb whisky is set to be released early in the new year. The whisky itself is made up from Whisky aged  around 7-years and has been matured  in first fill American…

Glenglassaugh Port Finish v Peated Peated Finish.

Todays review sees me go head to head once again with two expressions from Glenglassaugh that have both been finished in port pipes but one is peated and the other not ! This should be rather interesting.. Both are bottled at 46% abv and are part of the new 2017 wood finish Release. Port wood…

A day in the life.. Mariella Romano

A day in the life Mariella Romano Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background. Hello, my name is Mariella. I’m currently working as International Brand Ambassador for Elixir Distillers looking after the Port Askaig, Elements of Islay and Single Malts of Scotland whisky ranges. Why did you decide on…

The Gauldrons.. “Bay of Storms” from Douglas Laing.

There is not much that needs to be said when introducing Douglas Laing products! Quality and value are obvious terms as well as a knack to release expressions that entice the senses well before you ever get to taste the products. Over the past year or so I have had the  privilege of tasting and…

Douglas Laing Shows its Hand with “Ace of Spades” Old Particular Bottling

Douglas Laing Shows its Hand with “Ace of Spades” Old Particular Bottling Leading family Scotch Whisky firm, Douglas Laing & Co, today unveils the grand finale of its Old Particular “Consortium of Cards” series: Mortlach 13 Years Old “Ace of Spades”. Finished in a single Pedro Ximinez Sherry Butt, the tasting notes include cinnamon, macerated…

Glenglassaugh PX Wood Finish

Ok hands up all those who don’t know too much about this Distillery ?? Yes me too, but that’s about to change for me at least. I recently had the immense pleasure of sampling a 40 yo Glenglassaugh from 1975 and boy did that blow me away. I recently received a little package and upon…

BenRiach 9 yo, cask #2047..

Tonight I have the pleasure in tasting another BenRiach expression with this “peated” Port cask #2047 from 2008. BenRiach is one of 3 distilleries recently bought out by the giant  Brown -Forman who once the acquisition had gone through then moved to bring Master Blender Rachel Barrie from Morrison Bowmore onboard which is rather a…

Laphroaig Lore v Quarter Cask

Opens bottles, pours whisky.. Thinks to ones self, “Peat is in da house” !! Ok so I already know what’s in store but just how much peat can I take in one go.. Laphroaig whisky hails from that little island off the west coast of Scotland called Islay ( You might have heard of it…

Douglas Laing Launches Aged Big Peat Islay Malt Trilogy Series

Press Release..     Douglas Laing Launches Aged Big Peat Islay Malt Trilogy Series Douglas Laing & Co has added an old and rare limited edition trilogy collection to their Big Peat range. The debut in this three-part series is their 25 Years Old Islay “Vatted” Malt, entitled The Gold Edition, the first ever Big…

THE GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY RELEASES ‘OLD STYLE’ PEATED PORT WOOD

Press Release.     THE GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY RELEASES ‘OLD STYLE’ PEATED PORT WOOD The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood, a rare example of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, made in the ‘old style’, from malted barley dried with Highland peat. Inspired by the historical import…

Around the table with This is my dram..

I once again had the privilege of chatting with the guys ( Andy and Stuart) from the “This is my dram” podcast, only this time we actually managed to share a dram while chatting about it in person.. We were also joined by a couple of friends Ed and Tom from Sheffield.. The Dram we…

Glenglassaugh 1975, 40 yo.. Rare cask #2

Glenglassaugh Distillery is located in the highland whisky region but it does still carry many traits from the speyside region.. Located in the North east of Scotland, just a few miles from the small town of Portsoy in Banffshire the Distillery was first founded in 1875 by James Moir, a local entrepreneur who along with…

A day in the life.. Justine Hazlehurst.

  A DAY IN THE LIFE .. A day in the life.. Justine Hazlehurst. When I first started this series my intention was to explore every aspect of the whisky industry from the everyday faces like tour guides to the master blenders, shop keepers to independent bottlers and any one in between.. The first series…

AnCnoc Rudhan…

AnCnoc is one of those distilleries that rates quite high on my whisky list, the spirit produced is superb and really does compliment my palate.. The whisky always reminds me of happy times drinking whisky with its light floral, fruity notes and complex aromas that are always present. Last year I had the great privilege…

GLENGLASSAUGH LAUNCHES FIRST EVER WOOD FINISHES

Press Release…     A coastal distillery which was once forgotten, now re-awakened, has unearthed a Limited Release series of contemporary Highland Single Malt Scotch whiskies, offering a unique voyage of discovery into a distillery reinvigorated. The latest additions to the series represent a new chapter for Glenglassaugh and include the distillery’s first ever wood…