Glendronach Kingsman

When a whisky is paired with a film you hope it’s going to be worthy of the title and that the film will actually be worth watching, so when Glendronach announced they were going to release a special bottling to celebrate the release for the film “The Kingsman, The Golden circle” I was thinking this…

LOCH LOMOND RELEASES 50 YEAR OLD.

Press Release..   50 YEARS OF A UNIQUE SPIRIT: INTRODUCING LOCH LOMOND 50 YEAR OLD Loch Lomond Distillery is to release its oldest and rarest single malt whisky. Limited to 60 decanters worldwide, the Loch Lomond 50 Year Old celebrates generations of dedication and craftsmanship and marks the pinnacle of the Loch Lomond Whiskies collection….

Jim Murray’s whisky of the year 2018 …

Jim Murray’s whisky bible whisky / whiskey of the year 2018 has been announced and this year I can’t see the big out cry from his discussion.. There will still be a few talking points but there is nothing new there.. (Drum roll) 2018 World Whisky of the Year is.. Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain…

A Boutique-y Birthday Bash..

There are times when you look back and think to yourself “ I can’t believe it has been that long” and “ where did the time go “ and this is no exception.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company just turned 5 years old and it just seems like yesterday they were releasing those first bottles. 2012…

Douglas Laing Release The Gauldrons..

Press Release.     Douglas Laing Reveals its Dark, Eerie New Whisky this Halloween Douglas Laing & Co has added to their Remarkable Regional Malt series with the launch of special edition – The Gauldrons – a “vatted” Malt exclusively from Campbeltown and produced in very small batches. This latest addition sees the Regional Malt…

Glenrothes 12 yo. Old Malt Cask #14095.

Time for another Glenrothes review, this time we have independent bottler Hunter Laing and one of their Old Malt Cask bottles..  Hunter laing Was originally founded back in 1949 when Stewart’s father Frederick started his Whisky blending business in Glasgow, with Stewart coming on board in 1964.. The Old Malt Cask brand was then introduced…

Kilchoman Latest Release.. Red Wine Cask Matured.

Press Release..   Red Wine Cask Matured 2017 Limited Edition – 50% alc./vol Our latest limited edition, Red Wine Cask Matured will be available worldwide from Monday October the 9th. Just under 7,000 bottles of the limited edition have been released. Distilled in 2012, the Red Wine Cask Matured has spent its full maturation term…

James MacTaggart celebratory Tweet Tasting

2017 sees James MacTaggart celebrate his 10th year as the master distiller at the Arran distillery.. James has carefully selected a number of first fill bourbon casks laid down in the first few months of his tender back in 2007.. To add to the celebrations Arran decided to hold a tweet tasting for this new…

Seventy-year-old Glenlivet 1943 Released by Gordon & MacPhail

Press Release..     World War Two whisky amongst rarest in the world Seventy-year-old Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail commemorates key date in wartime history An exceptionally rare wartime cask from 1943 has been unveiled as one of the oldest and most exclusive single malt whiskies in the world. The Elgin-based malt whisky specialists…

BENROMACH UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION 1977 VINTAGE

Press Release.     The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of an exceptional single cask vintage. Only 225 bottles of Benromach 1977 will be available worldwide. The release of this product builds on the success of previous vintage releases from the 1970’s. Quietly maturing for 39 years in a single Refill American…

Which side of the table ? ..

Another festival this weekend had me heading down south to London where the streets are paved with gold and dreams can come true.. Ok not exactly what I found but some dreams could possibly come true but that’s another story. This weekend was only the weekend for the whisky exchange show where us northern folk…

BenRiach 12 yo Oloroso, batch 14

BenRiach recently released the latest batch of single cask offerings and I was extremely lucky to be sent a set to review.. Upon further investigation I see there are more peated expressions that not, these are the bottles released in batch 14..   2005, cask #2565, 12 yo first fill Oloroso. 2005, cask #2679, 12…

The Five Virtues of Route 501 Tomatin adds to the NC500 route

Press Release. The Five Virtues of Route 501 Tomatin adds to the NC500 route Tomatin Distillery have gone the extra mile giving the famous North Coast 500 route, Scotland’s No.1 coastal adventure, a unique whisky theme. They have created the Tomatin Route 501 to give whisky fans an opportunity to bring to life their limited…

EARTH MOVING LAUNCH FOR TOMATIN WITH THIRD RELEASE IN SERIES.

Press Release.. EARTH MOVING LAUNCH FOR TOMATIN Scotch whisky distiller, Tomatin, will this month launch its third expression in its popular Five Virtue Series – Earth. The natural elements involved in its whisky production process has inspired Tomatin’s limited edition single malt series, Five Virtues: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The Wood and Fire…

BenRiach 1975, Peated 40yo.

Sometimes out of the blue you get to try one of those dream drams that just blow you away !  And very occasionally you try two !! But let’s not get too far in front, this review will be for one of these “Dream drams ” because both deserve the full glory ! Today I…

2006 VINTAGE LIMITED EDITION CÙ BÒCAN RELEASED

Press Release.     Highland-based Tomatin Distillery have added to their range of limited edition Cù Bòcan single malts with the release of a 2006 vintage edition. Bottled at a strength of 50%, the whisky is matured in first fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks. Boasting warm, festive flavours with a gentle touch of peat…

Festival fever …

Another weekend and  another festival has come and gone.. Newcastle, Manchester, Stoke,  Birmingham and Liverpool have all been visited over the past weeks / months with London, York and possibly a return to Birmingham on the cards before the end of the year so I thought I would just have a brief sum up of…

Kavalan Sherry Oak.

This is the second review in a short series looking at the whisky coming out of the Kavalan distillery located in the Yilan province in Taiwan, the distillery is located under the Yi-Lan mountains near to the Pacific Ocean.. This Sherry version is derived from the Solist Sherry expression, that has matured in the finest…

A Benromach Tweet Tasting.

Last night ( 18-9-2017) I had the pleasure of tasting two new expressions from Benromach as part of a twitter tasting organised by Steve Rush from @thewhiskywire, the first one tasted on the night was a new triple distilled whisky that had matured in first fill bourbon casks and bottled at 50% abv but age…