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…

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…..

Glendronach 12.

Glendronach…  Sherry… and big bold flavours and aromas just seem to go so well in the same sentence, but is it the same when we get down to the entry level expressions. This 12 yo whisky is matured in the same styles as some of the older expressions using the finest European oak that has…

Bruichladdich Islay Barley

What do we have here then ? Another expression from those guys at Bruichladdich distillery,  this time the Islay based distillery is offering us a 100% Islay Barley made whisky.  Made with barley harvested back in 2006  from Rockside Farm ( located on Islay ) and distilled in 2007, this expression really is all Islay…

Arran Amarone Wine Finish..

The Isle of Arran distillery recently announced another batch of this Amarone ” finish” was to be released so it only seemed right to get myself some to review.. Initially matured in ” traditional oak casks” this malt is then given a finishing period in Amarone wine casks sourced from an artisan producer from Tuescany,…

Talisker 30 yo (2013)

Talisker..  What more really needs to be said about this distillery or the whisky it produces  ?  This is such a well known distillery and a big favourite to many whisky drinkers, the standard 10 yo just seems to be loved by so many and hated by very few but when you start to talk…

Ledaig 9 yo (Claxtons)

Another new expression to come from the chaps at Claxtons for 2017 is this single cask offering from Ledaig.. At 9 years of age and coming from a single hogsheads I’m expecting to  find all the things that are good about the Tobermory distillery.. Bottled in the usual Claxton style of NO Colour and NCF,…

Benrinnes 21yo 1992 (2014 special release)

Nestled in the heart of Speyside in the town of Aberlour lies the Benrinnes distillery, founded back in 1826 the distillery was destroyed shortly after by floods before being re built by John Innes using the outbuildings from a local farmhouse in 1935 and was operating under the name of Lyne of Ruthrie. The distillery…

Oban 14yo.

Ever since starting this whisky blog my intentions have been to review whisky that everyone can afford to buy and most importantly whisky that was worth drinking.  Once I actually started reviewing samples and bottles bought by myself the time passed so quickly that unfortunately I did not get round to reviewing most of the…

Arran 20 yo 1996 Single cask (Claxton’s)

Arran distillery was first founded back in 1994 but due to a pair of Golden Eagles nesting on a nearby cliff operations were halted for a short period resulting in the distillery not opening until 1995.  The island of Arran has had a chequered past with possibly around 50 or so distilleries once operating on this…