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…

Glen Scotia 18

Glen Scotia Founded in 1832 the Glen Scotia distillery is now 1 of only 3 distilleries to be found in the once “ whisky capital of the world “ The once thriving region is now a shadow of its former self.  The whisky being produced in the area though is exceedingly good and along with…

An Evening with J J Corry

The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company There is another name in the Irish Whiskey boom that is starting to gather a following within the fans of Irish Whiskey.. The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a company bottling Irish Blended Whiskey, founded by Louise McGuane, a farmers daughter who left her Irish home some 20…

Teaninich 17 year old – Special Release 2017

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built which lies just north of Inverness. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson…

Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky wins World Whiskies Award

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery is delighted to announce that Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, launched in the UK at the end of 2018, has won the Speyside 12 Year Old and Under category at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.   “The Speyside 12 Year Old and Under is a very prestigious category containing some exceptional…

Big Peat 10 – The birthday boy..

Douglas Laing Established In 1948, this Glasgow based Independent bottler is today one of the leading bottlers of whisky in the world. Douglas Laing is well known for bottling single casks of malt whisky and single grain but they also have an impressive range of blended whiskies including the Remarkable Malts range which includes the…

Glen Scotia Victoriana – Batch 001

 Glen Scotia The Glen Scotia distillery can be found in the quieter region of Campbeltown which was once upon a time considered as the whisky capital of the world.. Founded back in 1832 by two families (Stewart and Galbraith) the distillery quietly produces some outstanding whiskies like the double cask and the outstanding 15 and…

Scotlands oldest distillery is ….

Press Release.. Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery revealed   Littlemill Distillery has long laid claim to an extensive and fascinating history, but new historic documentary evidence unearthed from the archives now conclusively proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland.   For over 220 years a date stone on the gable end of…

Bladnoch announces new master distiller

  BLADNOCH DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES DR NICK SAVAGE AS THEIR NEW MASTER DISTILLER Bladnoch Distillery announced today they have appointed Dr Nick Savage as their new Master Distiller. This appointment comes after the departure of former Master Distiller and Blender Ian MacMillan in January 2019. Nick has an impressive career in the industry – after being…

Paul John – Peated Select

Paul John Paul John whisky hails from the Goa region of India and is considered by many as the premier whisky now coming out of the country.. The name on the bottle is derived from the owner himself Mr Paul John, who is also the name behind John Distillers ( the parent company of Paul…

Smokehead Sherry Bomb

Smokehead There is not too much information out there for this whisky other than it is from an undisclosed Islay distillery producing peated whisky, it is bottled by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd who are best known in the whisky industry for the awesome Glengoyne and Tamdhu brands but also under the umbrella are brands like…

Johnnie Walker Swing – 1970s Bottling

Johnnie Walker John Walker was born on the 25th of July 1805 into a farming family, his father died in 1819 and the farm was sold with the money getting invested into a grocery, wine and spirits shop on the high street of Kilmarnock. John ran the shop as a teenager and built up the…

Clynelish Reserve – Game of Thrones

House of Tyrell Winter is upon the seven kingdoms and the house of Tyrell is falling at the knees of the Lannister’s.. The house of Tyrell is one of the most powerful houses of the seven kingdoms, they boast a great wealth, the greatest armies and if they call upon their naval allies they also…

New Balblair age-statement collection revealed

Press Release..   New Balblair age-statement collection revealed Multi-award-winning Highland distillery, Balblair, has today (28 March 2019) unveiled its plans to release a new collection of age-statement single malt Scotch whiskies, which will be available in the UK this month and rolled out globally from April 2019. The new series features four whiskies, each meticulously…

TOMATIN RELEASE THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE WAREHOUSE 6 COLLECTION, THE 1975

Press Release..   TOMATIN RELEASE THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE WAREHOUSE 6 COLLECTION, THE 1975 March 2019: Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has announced the release of its third expression of the acclaimed Warehouse 6 Collection; 1975 Distilled on 8th December 1975, this precious spirit has been gently maturing for the past 43 years in Warehouse 6, laid low on…

Talisker and The House Greyjoy

Game of Thrones House Greyjoy Another review from this incredible series of whiskies paired to the Game of Thrones franchises, this time we play host to the house of Greyjoy and the Lords to the Iron Islands.. Just like the great legacy of Talisker which comes from the rugged Isle of Skye the Greyjoy family…

Lagavulin 9 year old – Game of Thrones

Lagavulin or House Lannister We find ourselves in an age where a good product has to collaborate with another great product to further sales and it’s all about sales and the almighty pound / buck / dollar or whatever the currency is where you live.. Take one giant from the whisky world in the form…

Cooper King marks International Day of Forests by planting hundreds of local trees

Cooper King distillery marks International Day of Forests by planting hundreds of local trees   Award-winning Yorkshire gin and whisky distillery Cooper king has donated over £1,000 to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to plant 115 new trees to mark International Day of Forests. North Yorkshire-based Cooper King Distillery is a self-built venture run…

There’s an E in these tri Teeling Whiskies

Teeling Whiskey Teeling whisky can trace its heritage back to 1782 when Walter Teeling opened up a  distillery In Marrowbone lane in the  Liberties area of Dublin which was at the time named the “Golden Triangle “ due to the number of distilleries operating in that area. The distillery was later bought out by the…

Claxton’s Announce Spring 2019 Releases

Press Release Claxton’s 2019 Spring Release Ripon, United Kingdom – 12th March 2019 Claxton’s is launching the first release of the year –   This new outturn includes five Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch Whiskies hand-picked for their quality, diversity and value. Selected in this outturn are the following single cask releases: • TOBERMORY 1994…