ABOUT ME.

Hi and welcome to my whisky blog. Firstly let me introduce myself.   I am a whisky collector, drinker and blogger who has  an incredible passion for whisky..  Over the last year or so I have become more involved within the Whisky world, helping out at festivals, tastings and any social meetings of like minded…

Douglas Laing Unveils Remarkable Regional Malts…With a Twist

DOUGLAS LAING MARK THEIR  70TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A TWIST Family owned Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing, continue to mark their Platinum Anniversary with the release of a commemorative Remarkable Regional Malts bottling. The Company was established by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948. 70 years later, Douglas Laing is regarded as one of the most innovative…

Steel Bonnets – The Lakes Distillery.

Steel Bonnets.. They say this is a blend of the finest malts from both sides of the border and with the lakes distillery blending their own whisky into this, we can then assume this is a possibly a 3 year old whisky with England and Scotland united in order to pay homage to those who…

Santis 10yo – That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

Another new whisky hits the shelf in the form of this Swiss offering Santis 10 year old from That Boutiquey Whisky Company, and I hear you all asking who or what is Santis… Well I had to look it up and ask a few questions because this is a new name to me. Located in…

The English – Cabernet Sauvignon Cask.

When thinking of Norfolk my initial thoughts turn to boats and the Norfolk Broads, flat farming land and hundreds of outdoor pigs but there is of course something far closer to my heart nestled in the countryside and that is a whisky distillery.. St Georges Distillery is nestled in the Norfolk countryside close to the…

The English – Smokey Oak.

This is the second expression to be reviewed in quick succession from the English distillery known as St George distillery which hails from the beautiful countryside nestled within Norfolk.. The English Small Batch 8yo Smokey American Oak – Distilled July 2010 – Bottled August 2018 and bottled at 46% Abv with an outturn of 1065 bottles and…

GLENGLASSAUGH RELEASE DUO OF OCTAVES.

Press Release..   FRESH DUO OF GLENGLASSAUGH OCTAVES RELEASED Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing at the edge of the beautiful Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, has released Batch 2 of its Octave cask expressions, Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Peated. Both expressions are composed of hand-selected octaves, made to size from a range of…

Speyside #1 50 yo From That Boutiquey Whisky Company

That Boutiquey Whisky Company, an independent bottled has released some extremely interesting bottles lately and this is no exception..  Boasting an age statement of 50 years,  yes I did say 50 years !! this single malt is both intriguing and intoxicating. Hailing from an undisclosed distillery that is able to release a 50 yo certainty…

Secret distillery #1 – 28yo batch 7 from That Boutiquey Whisky Company

They have only gone and done it again.. Another secret distillery from Speyside that looks and smells like a real sherry bomb.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company for those that don’t know are independent bottlers who have just turned 6 years old and release some stunning single cask as well as small batch single malts, blends…

Blended whisky #2 22yo batch 3 – That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

6 years old, 127 labels and an impressive portfolio of distilleries released.. We can only be talking about That Boutiquey Whisky Company, and another review from the long line up of expressions that have managed to impress me. Todays review is actually a blend that is a rather impressive 22 yo and is batch 3…

Introducing White Walker by Johnnie Walker

Press Release..   GAME OF THRONES®–INSPIRED WHISKY IS HERE IN CELEBRATION OF THE HIT TV SERIES Introducing White Walker by Johnnie Walker London,1st October 2018: Send a raven – Scotch has officially entered the realm. In collaboration with HBO® and Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker has today unveiled the new White Walker by Johnnie Walker….

Gordon & MacPhail unveils oldest Longmorn single malts ever released..

Press Release..   Gordon & MacPhail unveils oldest Longmorn single malts ever released ’Twin’ Longmorn whiskies selected by identical twins from Gordon & MacPhail’s owning family Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail is releasing two decanters as part of its ‘Private Collection’, single cask releases personally selected by members of the family that…

Mackmyra teams up with The Summerton Club..

Press Release   Mackmyra teams up with The Summerton Club to bring their latest Limited Edition Swedish Single Malt Whisky to the UK The Summerton Club will be introducing Mackmyra’s Limited Edition Gruvguld Swedish Single Malt Whisky to UK drinkers by sending the bottle out to members of their aged spirits subscription club in October….

Glendronach 15 – Revival.

It’s back !!! The beloved Glendronach 15 revival is back at last, discontinued a few years back when the distillery was struggling to find enough stocks to continue the production of this well loved expression and were having to use older stocks in order to meet demands. The Glendronach 15 sherry cask was first introduced…

Claxtons announce winter 2018 release..

  Claxtons Winter 20-8 Release.. Next month Claxton’s will launch their most prestigious release to date – This outturn displays a diverse array of styles and is comprised of five Single Cask, Single Malts and one Single Cask, Single Grain Scotch Whisky. Included in the outturn are: • Dumbarton 32 Years Old (1986), Matured in…

Tomatin to add 30yo to core range.

Press Release..   Tomatin are pleased to introduce you to  the new 30 Year Old single malt which joins the core range of whiskies. Finished in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels, presented in a premium oak box and accompanied by a carrying case – this is perfect for those looking to add a touch of extravagance to…

BenRiach 2008 single cask #5807, Batch 15.

Batch 15 from the Benriach distillery certainly showed off the vast variation of maturing Whisky they had to offer, port pipes, moscatel hogsheads, sauternes barriques, rum barrels and virgin oak all feature within this batch 15 release and when you add bourbon maturation into the equation and finished then you begin to realise the versatility of…

Deanston 2003 Bourbon cask.. (Byo)

With the ever growing demand for single malts and single cask offerings the latest trend to get you to the visitor centres is to offer you the chance to bottle your very own whisky direct from the cask, although I say the latest trend this is not entirely a new concept and some distilleries have…