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…

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…

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…

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….

Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX finish.

The second review in this mini series sees me reviewing this Peated PX finish from the Glen Moray distillery, nestled at the top of speyside this Distillery is certainly giving us some very decent whisky. Bottled at 55.8% this single cask #99917 was distilled in 2010 and spent the first 3.5 years in an ex…

Glendronach Grandeur Batch 9.

As  I sit here pondering what else I can write about The Glendronach Distillery a pair of bullfinch land on the branches outside my window and just catch my glance for a few minutes ( well about 10-15 mins actually) and that’s kind of what it’s like when I sit down with a glass of…

Glen Moray Port Cask Finish ( BYO)

Glen Moray Distillery first produced spirit on the 13th September 1897 but had been producing beer way back in the 1830’s when originally set up as a brewery. Today the Distillery finds itself under the watchful eye of Master distiller / blender and manager Graham Coull.. Graham is only the fifth Master blender to have…

Cupid Drams from the SMWS..

Cupid draw back your bow, and let your arrow flow… February Outturn brings 20 rare and romantic drams that are sure to go straight to your heart.   click on the pictures below for more info.. Some of the drams available.. Click on the bottles for more info. Sweet seduction case.. The Scotch Malt Whisky…

Glengoyne 25 yo.

Tracing the history of Glengoyne gives us a typical story of illegal distilling turning into a legal operation and the story begins  way way back to the early years of the 1800’s when George Connell begins distilling illegally on the same location as the present Distillery is located but he was not the first to…

Ledaig 18 yo. That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

Tobermory ( this distillery produces both Tobermory and the peated Ledaig )  was established back in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society in a small farming settlement, built around the medieval church at the top of the hill. Then in the 1790’s an inspired a bold new vision by John Sinclair, a local kelp merchant…