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,…

BENROMACH LAUNCHES UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE SINGLE CASK TO MARK VISITOR CENTRE SUCCESS

Press release.. BENROMACH LAUNCHES UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE SINGLE CASK TO MARK VISITOR CENTRE SUCCESS The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has launched a visitor centre exclusive single cask at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival to celebrate a successful year for the distillery and visitor centre. Benromach 1976 (ABV 53.5%), cask number 2393, is a dark golden…

HIGHLAND PARK INTRODUCES VALKYRIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Press release..   INTRODUCING HIGHLAND PARK VALKYRIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY For Viking Warriors, death was not an end but a glorious beginning and it began with the Valkyries… HIGHLAND PARK is proud to introduce VALKYRIE Special Edition single malt Scotch whisky. In partnership with renowned Danish designer Jim Lyngvild, VALKYRIE is the first in…

Diageo announce 9 of the 10 2017 special releases..

Press release.   Blair Athol 23-year-old 58.4% abv Distilled 1993 Cask: Ex-bodega European oak butts Availability: 5,514 bottles Brora 34-year-old 51.9% abv Distilled: 1982 Cask: Refill American oak hogsheads Availability: 3,000 bottles Caol Ila 18-year-old 59.8% abv Cask: Refill American oak hogsheads Availability: Limited quantities worldwide Convalmore 32-year-old Distilled: 1984 48.2% abv Cask: Refill American…

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,…

Cooper king Distillery.

Cooper King Distillery is the latest name to the growing list of new distilleries  starting up within the Uk, located just north of the City of York and nestled between the Howardian Hills and the  Yorkshire Dales National Park, the distillery is within a stones throw of other major visitor attractions of York and surrounding…

Thinking aloud

We often get asked to name our favourite whisky or what makes a perfect whisky but to me the more important question should be what is whisky to you.. For me it’s a way of escaping the day to day stresses, a way to just sit down and let the world go by without having…

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…

Ocdwhisky meets This is my dram podcast.

A few weeks ago while working for Paul John whisky at the Whisky Lounge festival in Newcastle I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with the guys from “This is my dram” .. These guys do a podcast and whisky blog that also incorporates music ! Although fairly new I must say it…

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…