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…

THEATRE OF DRAMS A new Islay Whisky Festival

Press Release..         LEARN ENOUGH TO START YOUR OWN DISTILLERY! http://www.TheatreofDrams.scot Introducing a new Whisky Festival in Islay. 23-27 October 2017, Bowmore Hall, Islay. THEATRE OF DRAMS Whisky Symposium – Five days whisky making knowledge imparted by distillers, barley experts, chemists, coppersmiths, coopers, brand ambassadors and more. Theoretical lectures each morning follow…

Black Bull 21yo.

Ok so how many of you out there have not tried Black bull blended whisky ?  Yes me too… So I thought it was about time to change that, so I looked at what was available and plumped straight for the 21yo ( sample obtained from a festival ) What do I know about this…

In the moment.

As you pour the last drops from your dream bottle, the gentle splash as the nectar hits the glass,  those expectant moments when anything can happen,  these are the times we crave in our whisky journey,  the gentle aromas rising from the Glencairn as you slowly tilt and gaze at the wonderful colours that greet…

GLENMORANGIE ASTAR MAKES A RETURN

Press Release.   GLENMORANGIE ASTAR MAKES A RETURN Back in 2008, Glenmorangie created Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”), a single malt whisky entirely matured in bespoke oak casks from the Ozark mountains of Missouri, designed to impart the wood’s maximum flavour to the spirit. Today, Glenmorangie Astar returns with a limited-edition release. Glenmorangie has always…

Douglas Laing Reveals Rock Oyster Sherry Edition

Press Release.   Douglas Laing Reveals Rock Oyster Sherry Edition Ahead of National Oyster Day Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils Rock Oyster Sherry, a limited edition partner to the original Rock Oyster Island Malt Scotch Whisky. The new release from the family business is the first Rock Oyster bottling…

MAJOR MILESTONE FOR SCOTLAND’S GREENEST DISTILLERY AS ARDNAMURCHAN SPIRIT COMES OF AGE

Press Release.   MAJOR MILESTONE FOR SCOTLAND’S GREENEST DISTILLERY AS ARDNAMURCHAN SPIRIT COMES OF AGE Scotland’s greenest distillery has reached a major milestone as the first of its maturing spirit officially becomes whisky today, exactly three years after the Ardnamurchan Distillery laid down the first cask of its award-winning spirit. With strict regulations stipulating that…

Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition

Press Release..     Unveiling the Last Precious Drops: Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition Whisky connoisseurs and collectors from around the world will have a rare opportunity to acquire a single malt from an extinct distillery thought to be one of the oldest in Scotland. Littlemill has released Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition – a…

Dalaruan Classic Selection.. ( The lost Distillery Company )

Scotland is probably the first country many of us associate with whisky but do we ever really stop to think about the vast amount of distilleries mothballed, closed or simply lost forever..  One company trying to re create the styles of whisky from some of the long list distilleries is aptly named ” The lost…

Malcolm Munro.. Speyside Cooperage Manager.

The Speyside Cooperage is possibly the best know of all the Scottish cooperages  still in operation, the cooperage supplies many of the distilleries in Scotland with the casks they use and as we know without casks we have no whisky ! So it is with great pleasure that I can bring you an insight into…

Loch Lomond introduce Inchmoan: From the Island of the Peat

Press Release.     Introducing Inchmoan: From the Island of the Peat Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled two exceptional new single malts from its Island Collection – Inchmoan 12 Year Old and Inchmoan Vintage 1992. Since 1814, the Loch Lomond Distillery has been producing the finest single malt and single grain whisky. Situated on the…

Glenlivet 17yo Cask strength.

I quite often do a few sample swops with other bloggers and friends and the latest person to join in with this is a chap I met on one of the whisky forums, having done a blind tasting on the first swop I requested a little info this time ( you don’t want to look…

Springbank 8yo Sherry matured.

Springbank is a whisky loved  by many but it is not a whisky that everyone will know..  Founded back in 1828 on the site of an old illicit site, this distillery has seen many  changes in its life.. Found in the once proclaimed “whisky capital of the world”  Campbeltown, Springbank distillery is in the hands…

TOMATIN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION 1972 SINGLE MALT

Press Release.   TOMATIN LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION 1972 SINGLE MALT Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited edition single malt from their Warehouse 6 Collection, the 1972 edition. Following the launch of the extremely well received 1971 edition last year, the award-winning distillery has now released the 1972 Warehouse 6 Collection…

Syndicate 58/6

Syndicate 58/6 whisky certainly isn’t a whisky that I had heard anything about until receiving an email about it a few weeks back, this email asked if I would be interested in giving my thoughts and doing a review on the blog so here goes.. Syndicate blended whisky gets its name way back in 1958…

Long lost Campbeltown whisky is reborn

Press Release.     Long lost Campbeltown whisky is reborn New Dalaruan expression triumphs with prestigious Gold medal Boutique Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company (TLDC) has extended its award-winning range to include a modern day expression of long lost Campbeltown malt, Dalaruan. The new blend has already scooped a Gold medal at the…

Spey “Tenne”

The Speyside distillery which can be found within the Cairngorm mountains is one of the prettiest distilleries found in Scotland.  Originally a mill and croft dating back to the 1700’s and in use until 1965 the buildings were converted and re built over a 25 year period by founder George Christie into the distillery we…

Highland Park Valkyrie.

Highland park whisky is one of those whiskies that always manages to bring a smile to those that drink it, those fruity flavours wrapped in that gentle smoke just always manage to hit the right spot ! The distillery of late has been releasing the whisky wrapped within a Norse mythology story, everything from gods…

Arran’s Final chapter in the Smugglers’ story

Press release..   Final chapter in the Smugglers’ story Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery will release the final edition in its highly celebrated Smugglers’ Series on the 12th July. This bottling marks the conclusion of the much-lauded trilogy which honours the exuberant character of…