Arran White Stag Release 3 Tasting Panel.

Just recently the Isle of Arran distillery offered up the chance to take part in choosing the latest White Stag release, entries from all over were sent in and a lucky few ( 20 I believe) were selected and yes I was extremely lucky to be one of those selected.. Once the samples arrived, we…

Glen Moray ” Bottle your own” Port Finish.

There is something magical about visiting a distillery and being able to take away an exclusive “bottle your own”  expression, the experience just gives the visit that little bit of an extra special feeling.. If like me you visit a distillery on every opportunity you will know that bottling your own exclusive whisky is on…

A trio of 94’s from Glen Moray..

1994 has always been a special year for me as it was the year my first daughter was born, so when Glen Moray had a live tasting on twitter and a 1994 sherry finish was involved I was more than interested.. As anyone who knows me knows I’m very partial to a sherry cask whisky…

THE GLENDRONACH RELEASES BATCH 15 CASK BOTTLING

Press Release.     THE GLENDRONACH RELEASES BATCH 15 CASK BOTTLING The GlenDronach Distillery has today (16th June 2017) released Batch 15 of its individual cask bottlings. The six whiskies released in Batch 15 ​range from twenty-one to twenty-seven years in age, and are drawn from either Pedro Ximenez or Oloroso sherry casks. The oldest…

The Balvenie Craftsman’s Dinner.. Tweet Tasting..

Balvenie whisky and Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) just held an amazing live tasting on twitter and I once again had the extreme privilege to be included on the night.. The tasting was to be held in support of The Craftsman Dinner which is held each year by Michelin starred chef Michel Roux and the Balvenie to…

ENGLAND’S NEWEST WHISKY & GIN DISTILLERY LAUNCHES FOUNDERS’ CLUB

Press Release..   BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF ENGLAND’S NEWEST WHISKY & GIN DISTILLERY   Cooper King Distillery’s Founders’ Club has launched and offers members of the public a rare chance to shape the future of England’s newest whisky distillery. The Founders’ Club calls on whisky and gin enthusiasts to become a founding member of…

Lossit-Small batch (The Lost Distillery Company)

Turning back the clock in whisky isn’t always possible but ” The Lost Distillery Company” are trying to do just that, well ok not quite turn back the clock but rather to give us an indication of what these lost distilleries might be producing today if they were still operating..   Lossit ” Farm ” distillery…

Tweet tasting with Loch Lomond..

Wednesday 31st May.. Time, 7pm.. Event,  Loch Lomond Tweet tasting.. Organiser, Steve Rush ( @whiskywire ) Loch Lomond Group.. The ever growing phenomenon of live tastings on twitter just notched another epic tasting thanks to organiser Steve Rush from the Whiskywire and tweet tasting brand on twitter.. This time he linked up with the LochLomond…

Those summertime drams..

We just hit temperatures of over 20 degrees for a full week here in the uk so summertime might be over but I thought I would take a quick look at those drams that will be on offer here in the OCD office..   It’s time to reach for those lighter, more floral, fruity drams…

Glen Scotia adds 25-year-old to range..

Press Release..   Glen Scotia 25-year-old sets sail Independent Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, has added a 25-year-old single malt to its award-winning range. The single malt, which is dominated by maritime influences, was launched at the Campbeltown Whisky Festival on Wednesday 24 May. Founded in 1832, Glen Scotia distillery is one of three surviving distilleries…

Isle of Arran Distillery toasts international drinks tourism award win

Press Release..     Isle of Arran Distillery toasts international drinks tourism award win Isle of Arran Distillers has been recognised at the prestigious Drinks Business Awards for their success and investment in wine and spirits tourism. An international award judged by the biggest drinks trade magazine in the world, the distillery beat off tough…

Ben Lomond World Whisky Day take over

Press Release..     Ben Lomond World Whisky Day take over Get ready to dust off your hiking boots and enjoy a wonderful walk with a unique whisky-themed twist. Award winning Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky is planning to ‘take-over’ one of Scotland’s most iconic summits, Ben Lomond, on Saturday 20 May to celebrate World…

Worldwide whiskies with the Dram Team

Forget Philes Fogg and his amazing journey around the world in 80 days, there is a new way to travel round the world and it only takes 6 easy steps.. You don’t need a private jet or some fancy yacht, you don’t even need to be a millionaire!! All you need to do is get in…

Glenburgie 9 yo (Claxton’s)

Claxtons, the Yorkshire based independent bottlers continue into 2017 with another single cask release.. This Glenburgie 9 yo from a single hogsheads cask is of course natural colour and NCF, bottled at a cask strength of 57.8% abv you can’t really ask for much more.. Glenburgie is not a whisky that we come across everyday…

Craigellachie 31 …. (Worlds Best ? )

Any one remotely interested in whisky other than drinking the stuff will know about the many awards and acknowledgements handed out to various expressions each and every year, many of you out there will also know that when something is acknowledged as the best in the world there is a lot of scepticism surrounding that…

Mixing it up with Douglas Laing..

Last night Myself and good friend Craig, a fellow blogger ( craigleewatson.wordpress.com )  had the privilege of joining in with Douglas Laing and a live tasting on Facebook involving The Epicurean and a couple of cocktails. The Epicurean is a release from Douglas Laing to showcase 2 of the best Lowland distilleries Scotland has to offer…..