BenRiach Virgin oak.. batch 14 release.

BenRiach recently released batch 14 of the single cask releases and although there are no older expressions in this release it certainly looks like there are  some very interesting expressions.. This review is for the Virgin oak and is one of only two non peated expressions in this release, the other being from an oloroso…

Talisker 3 Way….

I feel it is about time I reviewed some Talisker and as many of you out there know I generally stay away from whisky that is known to be peat dominant,  so this could be rather interesting.. The Talisker distillery can be found on the Isle of Skye and was founded in 1830 by Hugh…

Glendronach Kingsman

When a whisky is paired with a film you hope it’s going to be worthy of the title and that the film will actually be worth watching, so when Glendronach announced they were going to release a special bottling to celebrate the release for the film “The Kingsman, The Golden circle” I was thinking this…

A Boutique-y Birthday Bash..

There are times when you look back and think to yourself “ I can’t believe it has been that long” and “ where did the time go “ and this is no exception.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company just turned 5 years old and it just seems like yesterday they were releasing those first bottles. 2012…

Glenrothes 12 yo. Old Malt Cask #14095.

Time for another Glenrothes review, this time we have independent bottler Hunter Laing and one of their Old Malt Cask bottles..  Hunter laing Was originally founded back in 1949 when Stewart’s father Frederick started his Whisky blending business in Glasgow, with Stewart coming on board in 1964.. The Old Malt Cask brand was then introduced…

James MacTaggart celebratory Tweet Tasting

2017 sees James MacTaggart celebrate his 10th year as the master distiller at the Arran distillery.. James has carefully selected a number of first fill bourbon casks laid down in the first few months of his tender back in 2007.. To add to the celebrations Arran decided to hold a tweet tasting for this new…

BenRiach 12 yo Oloroso, batch 14

BenRiach recently released the latest batch of single cask offerings and I was extremely lucky to be sent a set to review.. Upon further investigation I see there are more peated expressions that not, these are the bottles released in batch 14..   2005, cask #2565, 12 yo first fill Oloroso. 2005, cask #2679, 12…

EARTH MOVING LAUNCH FOR TOMATIN WITH THIRD RELEASE IN SERIES.

Press Release.. EARTH MOVING LAUNCH FOR TOMATIN Scotch whisky distiller, Tomatin, will this month launch its third expression in its popular Five Virtue Series – Earth. The natural elements involved in its whisky production process has inspired Tomatin’s limited edition single malt series, Five Virtues: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The Wood and Fire…

BenRiach 1975, Peated 40yo.

Sometimes out of the blue you get to try one of those dream drams that just blow you away !  And very occasionally you try two !! But let’s not get too far in front, this review will be for one of these “Dream drams ” because both deserve the full glory ! Today I…

Kavalan Sherry Oak.

This is the second review in a short series looking at the whisky coming out of the Kavalan distillery located in the Yilan province in Taiwan, the distillery is located under the Yi-Lan mountains near to the Pacific Ocean.. This Sherry version is derived from the Solist Sherry expression, that has matured in the finest…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…