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…

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…

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…

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…

Glengoyne 21.

Glengoyne distillery was the first actual distillery I ever visited so as you can imagine I do have a little soft spot for the whisky produced there, and as it happens most of it is sherry matured whisky.. And just incase you had not picked up on the matter I am quite partial to a…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Ardbeg is probably one of the most loved or hated distilleries on Islay, founded back in 1815 by John Macdougall, who sold it for the sum of £1800 in 1838 to Glasgow spirit merchant Thomas Buchanan.. In 1887 the distillery is recorded as producing 250,000 gallons ( 1.1 million litres) of spirit per year which…

That Boutiquey Whisky Company Blend #3 batch 1.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company just keeps on giving.. This time I have the pleasure of sitting down with one of their blended whiskies, Blend #3 batch 1 which as soon as you open the bottle just seems to scream sherry so I’m more than happy to spend a little time with this in my glass…..

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 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…

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…

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…