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…

Garnheath 42yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The history behind the Garnheath distillery is pretty short unfortunately, founded in 1964 and sadly closed and demolished in 1986,  the distillery only produced grain whisky for such a short time, and although the annual capacity was 15,000,000 proof gallons, most would have gone straight into blends.. The fact we have any liquid to taste…

Caledonian 29yo single grain whisky (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The Caledonian distillery started life as the Edinburgh Distillery back in 1855 before changing its name to the Caledonian distillery, unfortunately today the distillery is no longer with us which might explain why it is not a name most people will recognise,  the distillery was closed back in 1988 by UDV to be re developed…..

BENRINNES 19yo 1997 (Claxtons)

The latest new release from Claxtons in 2017 is this 19yo single cask from Benrinnes, distilled on the 15-8-97 and bottled in 2017 from a single hogsheads at a strength of 51.5% abv, this bottle carries on the tradition of the company with a fully natural product.. No colour is added so the light straw…

TULLIBARDINE 24yo 1993 (Claxtons)

Last year we had the emergence of another independent bottler by the name of Claxton’s, the family  who have had a real passion for whisky for quite a few years now decided it was time to start bottling for themselves and the company was born.. As mentioned before the name of Claxtons is the families…

GLENDRONACH 1985 (batch 14)

Let me tell you a little story, Towards the end of last year ( 2016) I was given the news I was to be made redundant, feeling totally down I returned home to find a package containing a number of samples and to say I was slightly stunned with the contents is a massive understatement!…

BENRIACH PEATED (Cask Strength) Batch 1..

BenRiach recently announced the launch of the new Peated cask strength batch number 1 and today I get to review said whisky ( lucky me) .. This new release is said to be made from heavily peated barley and has been bottled at 56% ( cask strength ) as well as being natural colour and…

INVERGORDON 25yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The fascination with grain whisky is continuing with this realease from Invergordon. The Invergordon distillery which can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland and is considered by many to be one of the finest producers of grain whisky, founded back in 1959, production started a few years later in 1961 and although the distillery…