Auchentoshan 26 yo, 1991.. Claxtons.

The Auchentoshan distillery can be found nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills and in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge. Founded in 1823, Auchentoshan is Gaelic for “ the corner of the field “ and has a small pond lying in front that was created by a bomb…

Glen Garioch (Founder’s Reserve )

Officially founded in 1797 Glen Garioch was originally named “ Glengarioch “ and was actually part of a brewery set up by the Manson brothers who came from farming backgrounds as well as family members who’s trades included merchants, tanners and a vintner ( wine merchant) In 1837 John Manson one of the co-founders brought…

Redbreast 25. La Maison du Whisky.

Sometimes a whisky jumps out at you and you have that feeling somewhere deep down that this could be rather special, it might be that the particular whisky is from a favourite distillery or just one of those dream Drams. A while back I was sent through a small bottle of Redbreast 25yo that had…

Cameronbridge 24yo, Batch 2 “ That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

It’s all about the Grain.. Cameronbridge Distillery was originally  founded back in 1813 by John Edingon and co but did not obtain a legal license until 1824 when Home Haig ( one of the founders of DCL which later became UDV and Diageo)  originally set it up as a malt distillery but was actually closed…

Still searching for that Christmas gift..

Still looking for some Christmas gift ideas? Here are a few ideas to help you out.. A bottle of Benromach Speyside single malt scotch whisky is the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family. Benromach has a range of expressions that will suit all tastes, from sweet and fruity to heavily peated. It’s available across…

Glen Ord 20yo.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

Tonight’s delightful dram from my Boutiquey advent calendar is this 20yo Glen Ord, independently bottled by That Boutiquey Whisky Company this is bottled at 51.9% and is of course all natural colour and NCF ..   Nose.. Floral with fresh apple peel, early morning walk through a fruit orchard in blossom.. candied orange, cinnamon, heather honey…..

BenRiach Four cask V Authenticis 30 yo.

The BenRiach distillery has released some rather tasty offerings recently and the latest two to come to my attention may have just raised the bar once again. Firstly the 21yo Four cask matured Release has certainly caught my attention having spent time in Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and Red wine casks. This could…

Blended whisky #1 35yo.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

A simple thing like an advent calendar can bring so much happiness to a young child but now we have the ultimate teaser for adults in the form of whisky advent calendars and this year I went and treated myself to one in the form of the Boutiquey Whisky Company advent calendar which over the…

Invergordon 42yo. Batch 15.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Grain whisky is here.. Shout it from the roof tops, shout it as loud as you can because it’s here to stay !! The Invergordon distillery can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland and is considered by many to be one of the finest producers of grain whisky out there,  founded back in 1959,…

Auchroisk 20yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Another day and another window to open on the advent calendar but what delight will be revealed I wonder.. Todays offering is actually a 20 yo from Auchroisk and is Batch 2. This bottle boasts a strength of 47.9% and is of course natural colour and NCF.. The distillery itself is found in Banffshire, Speyside…

Blended Malt #3 19yo, That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Another day closer to Christmas can only mean one thing.. It’s time to open another door on my advent calendar, “ drum roll” and today’s exciting dram is a rather interesting 19yo “ blended” malt or in this case another “teaspooned” dram which generally means a single malt with what is a fictional amount of…

Glenglassaugh Peated Virgin Oak.

Glenglassaugh have released a set of 4 wood finished expressions and this Peated Virgin Oak is the final review in this series, the first 3 reviewed were the delicious PX sherry finished whisky and then the Port finished taking on the Peated Port cask finish in a head to head.. I always find that a…

Caol Ila 6yo. That Boutique-y Whisky Company..

Ok so day two is upon us and what does my Boutique-y calendar have in store for me today.. It’s only another new release in the form of this Single cask Caol  Ila 6yo Batch 3 that boasts a bottling strength of 52.2%. Caol ila is owned by Diageo and is one of the resident…

Glenlivet 27yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

This year I decided to buy an Advent calendar for the first time and what better place to start than the “ That Boutiquey Whisky Company” advent calendar .. This years (2017) calendar has a number of new releases hidden within and surprisingly behind door number 1 was one of those new ones. Glenlivet 27yo…

Four Roses Small Batch… Limited edition 2017.

Now I don’t profess to be an expert when it comes to bourbon or even pretend I am Visiting the bourbon bottle on a regular pattern but over the last year or so I have started to venture back into it, the sweet aromas and oak influenced flavours are really starting to appeal to me….

KANYA.. Paul John.

The wait is over.. Well almost. The long awaited release of Kanya, one of the most anticipated releases this year for me is almost upon us and this weekend to my utter surprise Shilton Almeida from  Paul John poured me a little under the table dram with a big smile and a wink,  a little…

An evening with Aberfeldy 2017.

Once again I had the extreme pleasure of taking part in one of the live tweet tastings arranged by Steve Rush from @TheWhiskyWire and @TweetTastings. The evening was a collaboration with Aberfeldy Distillery owned by Dewars, and on the night we were treated to a trio of single malts from the distillery, firstly the ever…

Great Drams with the Dram Team..

The Dram Team is a relatively new company offering a subscription service, each month they put together 6 drams in order for you to try and decide if the whiskies are to your liking and then you can decide if it is worth you buying a full bottle.. Each box is made up of 5…