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…

A Benromach Tweet Tasting.

Last night ( 18-9-2017) I had the pleasure of tasting two new expressions from Benromach as part of a twitter tasting organised by Steve Rush from @thewhiskywire, the first one tasted on the night was a new triple distilled whisky that had matured in first fill bourbon casks and bottled at 50% abv but age…

Kavalan.. Bourbon Oak Matured.

This is the first in a long over due series of reviews looking at the Kavalan distillery.  Kavalan distillery shot to fame when a certain Mr Jim Murray announced one of the products to be ” world whisky” of the year in 2012 ( Solist Fino Sherry cask ) and then in 2015 the World…

The GreatDrams of Scotland.. By Greg Dillon

Press Release..   The GreatDrams of Scotland A conversational meander through the rich history of Scotch whisky By Greg Dillon Winner of the UK Food & Drink Blog of the Year 2017 Published in hardback on 12th October, £19.99 “Greg’s love of whisky drips through every chapter, and his writing is authentic, incisive and entertaining….

Douglas Laing Launches Penultimate “Consortium of Cards” Bottling

Press Release..     Douglas Laing Launches Penultimate “Consortium of Cards” Bottling Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils the penultimate release in its Old Particular “Consortium of Cards” series. Old Particular “The Crackerjack” Port Dundas 28 Years Old is the third of four planned bottlings in the specialist Single Cask…

Glen Scotia 1991.. Murray McDavid.

You know what .. I am really looking forward to this review, Glen Scotia is really starting to intrigue me with some fantastic tasting whisky and when I noticed this on the Murray McDavid table at a recent whisky festival I had to dive in and see if what I thought would be right. Murray…

Balvenie 15 single barrel ( bourbon )

Balvenie needs no introduction from me, as it is one of my favourite distilleries that has almost been overshadowed by its sister distillery Glenfiddich for so long.  Over more recent years whisky lovers are really starting to appreciate just how good the whisky coming from within the walls actually is and David Stewart, the one…

Introducing Glen Scotia 18 Year Old.

Press Release..     Introducing Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt from Victorian whisky capital of the world Campbeltown whisky distillery, Glen Scotia has unveiled the latest expression in its award-winning collection – Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Single Malt. In the Victorian age, Campbeltown was known as the ‘whisky capital of the world’…

DOUGLAS LAING UNVEILS BIG PEAT’S CHRISTMAS 2017 EDITION

Press Release.   DECK THE HALLS AS DOUGLAS LAING UNVEILS BIG PEAT’S CHRISTMAS 2017 EDITION Christmas has come early as Douglas Laing & Co, leading family Scotch Whisky firm, today reveals Big Peat’s Christmas 2017 Limited Edition. The annual exclusive release is bottled at natural cask strength, this year at 54.1%, and is said to…

It’s time for your whisky calendar..

September is upon us and already it’s time to start thinking about your Christmas Advent calendar.. Yes that’s right it’s not just a time for the kids to open up a little door in order to get a little chocolate but now all us big kids who pretend to be adults can now join in…

Gordon & MacPhail launches Three hundred and fifty-three years of liquid history

Three hundred and fifty-three years of liquid history unveiled in Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant Collection Leading malt whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail, has launched an exclusive collection which focuses on six consecutive years from a single distillery. The limited-edition Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Collection offers consumers the opportunity to explore six rare and…

Benromach launches new contrast expression – Triple Distilled

Press Release..     The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd, recognised around the world for its Speyside single malts, has launched a first for the Forres distillery – Benromach Triple Distilled single malt. Benromach Triple Distilled (ABV 50%), is a light golden malt, matured in first fill bourbon barrels, with light, sweet vanilla, chocolate and lemon…

Kilchoman Release 2009 VINTAGE..

Press Release.     Launching worldwide next week ( 4th September) , the 2009 Vintage eight year old limited edition is our oldest glabally-available release to date. Though the casks selected for the 2009 Vintage were mostly distilled in 2009, a number of 2008 casks were also selected to add further layers of maturation. The…

Glendronach 1995 UK Exclusive

Did someone mention sherried whisky.. It must be Glendronach time again ! Over the last year or so I have really come to love sherried whisky and there is not much better than what Glendronach is releasing, their single casks are just what I’m looking for at the moment and believe me I’ve bought a…

BENRIACH RELEASES BATCH 14 CASK BOTTLING

Press Release..     BENRIACH RELEASES BATCH 14 CASK BOTTLING The BenRiach Distillery today (30 August 2017) releases its Batch 14 Cask Bottling. The seven casks of both unpeated and peated malt reflect the distillery’s experimental approach to distilling and cask maturation. Batch 14 features first fill Oloroso sherry butts, port pipes, a first fill…

CANADA’S KAITLYN STEWART NAMED WORLD’S #1 BARTENDER

Press Release..     CANADA’S KAITLYN STEWART NAMED WORLD’S #1 BARTENDER 25 AUGUST 2017: Kaitlyn Stewart has been crowned the world’s best bartender at the climax of the global cocktail competition World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 in Mexico City. Over the past week, Kaitlyn has seen off challenges which tested every single skill…

A day in the life.. An interview with Graham Eunson.

Over the last few years since starting this blog  I have been introduced to some great whisky and of course some fantastic, friendly and ever so helpful people and none more so than those involved at Tomatin, so it is with great pleasure that I can bring you this interview with one of the members…

Lagavulin 1995 – 2011 Distillers Edition.

Lagavulin whisky can only mean one thing… It’s Peat time, those big aromas and flavours that just scream Islay whisky are all perfectly summed up as soon as you mention Lagavulin.. Founded way back in 1816 when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site where eventually one of them became Lagavulin…

GlenDronach Release The Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage

The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, a unique collaboration with Marv lms and Twentieth Century Fox to mark the release of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The GlenDronach was personally selected by Film Director, Matthew Vaughn, for his new Kingsman film as The GlenDronach is…

ARDBEG ‘AN OA’ The latest addition to the core range.

Press Release.     ARDBEG ‘AN OA’ – THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE CORE RANGE IN A DECADE At the heart of Ardbeg’s Distillery, in its intriguing new Gathering Room*, a smoky, sweet and rounded single malt is taking shape. Ardbeg An Oa (pronounced “an oh”) is inspired by the most untamed part of The…