Bunnahabhain unveils two new bottlings for Fèis Ìle

Press Release..     Bunnahabhain unveils two new bottlings for Fèis Ìle   Bunnahabhain Distillery will unveil two special edition Fèis Ìle 2018 single malt bottlings at the annual Islay Festival of Music and Malt from 25 May to 2 June 2018.   The Moine Oloroso Finish bottled in 2007 and the 15 Year Old…

English Whisky Company 6yo bottled by Claxton’s.

St George’s Distillery is a truly English whisky produced in the heart of Norfolk and is owned by the English Whisky Company, the Distillery started production relatively recently ( 2006 ) and started releasing whisky in chapters, with the even numbers representing unpeated whisky and the uneven ones generally representing peated expressions. This  review however…

Gordon & MacPhail Relaunch Connoisseurs Choice with stunning new look.

Press Release.     Gordon & MacPhail’s new look Connoisseurs Choice leads portfolio relaunch   Scotch whisky maturation expert, Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the relaunch of its portfolio of single malt Scotch whiskies to continue strengthening the reputation of the brand globally.   The 122-year-old, family-owned company is streamlining its existing portfolio into five…

Glen Moray Mastery.

2017 was a special year for Glen Moray as they celebrated the 120th anniversary, so it was only fitting that Master Distiller and Distillery manager Graham Coull sould come up with something a little special in order to celebrate in style.. Hence the birth of Mastery, created using Bourbon matured whisky from the 70’s, Port…

Claxton’s Glen Keith 94 V Glen Keith 95

What’s better than doing a whisky review I ask myself… Well doing two is the simple answer.. Claxtons, the independent bottlers based in Ripon, near the beautiful city of York are about to release a duo of single cask Glen Keith’s and they just happen to be from the years of 1994 and 1995 (…

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish..

Another review and another Glen Moray single cask.. Don’t get much better than that let me tell you !! The 4th instalment sees me reviewing this  Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, at just over 15 years old this whisky has spent the majority of time maturing in a Bourbon cask before spending the last 9…

Boutique-y full 8yo English Whisky..

That Boutique-y Whisky Company bring us another batch of the English whisky from The English Whisky Company.. Having just turned 5 years old in 2017 That Boutiquey Whisky Company continues to bring us more stunning batches of blends, single casks and “teaspooned” whiskies from around the world and this English whisky is just another interesting…

BenRiach Tripple Cask, Cask Strength, Batch 2..

A tripple cask explosion from BenRiach.. What’s not to like about that ? Throw in the fact it’s cask strength and “you had me at hello “ This latest batch 2 Release follows on from the award winning batch 1 which won the silver outstanding award at the international wine and spirit competition in 2016…..

Scientist + Architect = CooperKing Distillery..

It’s not exactly your obvious conclusion when you get a scientist and an Architect together but in the case of Abbie and Chris it’s the perfect result.. A dream made reality is the result of a couple looking to change their lives and forge a lifestyle that suits them both as well as keeping that…

Auchentoshan 25 yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Auchentoshan…. One of my favourites of the whisky world, triple distilled and always one that I reach for, but just lately they have disappointed me.. The Distillery ( or should I point the finger at the corporate people behind them ) just seems determined to be all about cocktails and bartenders, forget the heritage and…

MOMENT OF SERENITY.. 76.135

The Smws is a club that almost all whisky enthusiasts will have heard of and at some point will have discussed the merits of joining.. Although you probably wouldn’t exactly call it an exclusive club as anyone can join, it is still a club to worth joining if you want exclusive bottles at a good…

Bladnoch unveils luxe bicentennial dram

Press Release..   Bladnoch unveils luxe bicentennial dram Scotland’s southernmost distillery, Bladnoch, has launched a special Bicentennial Release as a celebration of its rich history and a toast to its new chapter of renaissance. Offering the perfect balance between provenance and progression, Bladnoch is enjoying an exciting revival in its 200th year, having been bought…

Douglas Laing’s Provenance “Coastal Collection” Single Cask Series Released

Press Release..   Douglas Laing’s Provenance “Coastal Collection” Single Cask Series Released Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky Company, reveals Provenance “The Coastal Collection”, a limited edition Single Cask series of four bottlings honouring Scotland’s Whisky islands and the seas that surround them. The Collection launches today with a Bunnahabhain 10 Years Old…

Bunnahabhain unveils limited edition expressions including rare peated malt

Press Release..     Bunnahabhain unveils limited edition expressions including rare peated malt Islay’s most remote distillery, Bunnahabhain has unveiled two new limited edition expressions – a peated Bunnahabhain 2004 Moine Brandy Finish and an unpeated Bunnahabhain 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish. The 2004 Moine Brandy Finish is a peated malt that has latterly been matured…

Claxton’s Glen Moray 10 yo.

Claxton’s, the family owned independent bottlers based in Ripon near York are about to launch another set of fine single cask bottlings.. After a very successful first year which resulted in releases like the Glen Elgin 20 and the superb Glenrothes 19 yo to name but two,  the company is now ramping up production and…

BENRIACH RELEASE TRIPLE CASK MATURED CASK STRENGTH – BATCH 2

Press Release..   BENRIACH RELEASE TRIPLE CASK MATURED CASK STRENGTH – BATCH 2 Whisky explorers searching for a glimpse into the spirit of BenRiach distillery have the chance to experiment with this emerging Speyside single malt in its most non- diluted form, with the release of BenRiach Cask Strength – Batch 2. Following on from…

Glendronach.. 2006, 1995 and 1989.. Batch 16

Over the last year or so Glendronach has certainly gone into overdrive with the single cask releases, just as soon as they  are announced then they are all gone, collectors, investors and drinkers all clambering over each other to get the vintages they want or even just a chance to bag any of what is…

Talisker 8yo Cask Sample.. Unleash the beast.

it’s not everyday you get the chance to review Talisker straight out of the cask !! Today though I have that very pleasure. A certain energetic young man who goes by the name of Colin Dunn ( a few of you might have heard the name whispered around the many hallowed halls filled with whisky)…

Glen Moray 1998 Px Finish.

Review number 3 in this mini series seems a little like Deja vu, last year we had a rather special release from 1994 which was also a Px Finish like this one and boy was it an outstanding dram.. This expression is a little younger and I have great expectations for it so fingers crossed….