ABOUT ME.

Hi and welcome to my whisky blog. Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Sorren, I am married with two daughters, 2 Labrador dogs and 2 cats and have spent my working life in agriculture. I am a whisky collector, drinker and have an incredible passion for whisky full stop.      Over the…

Isle of Arran Distillers claim four top prizes at international competition

Isle of Arran Distillers claim four topprizes at international competition The team at the Isle of Arran Distillers is celebrating four coveted awards at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition. The independent whisky maker picked up two gold medals for its Arran 10 and 18-year-old Single Malts. The Bothy Quarter Cask and Lochranza Reserve…

SMWS 35TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL TASTING DISCOVERY PACK

35TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL TASTING DISCOVERY PACK Join us in celebration of our 35th anniversary as we take you on a colourful journey of flavour discovery. We’ve created a limited-edition Discovery Pack containing five hand-selected whiskies which Master Brand Ambassador John McCheyne will be introducing in a special tasting at The Vaults on 24 September. And…

Old Pulteney Huddart.

Founded in 1826 by James Henderson Old Pulteney is situated in the parish of Wick, with a capacity to produce around 1.8 million litres of alcohol per year from its single semi – latter mash tun, 6 wash backs and a pair of stills using stainless steel worm tubs to cool condense the spirit.. Old…

ABERFELDY® SINGLE MALT LAUNCHES MADEIRA CASKS EXCLUSIVE TO GTR

ABERFELDY® SINGLE MALT LAUNCHES MADEIRA CASKS EXCLUSIVE TO GTR   Aberfeldy, Scotland, 16th August, 2018 – ABERFELDY has announced the release of the ABERFELDY Madeira Casks, exclusively available in global travel retail.   Expertly hand crafted by ABERFELDY’S Malt Master, Stephanie Macleod, the distillery known for its Golden Dram has launched a 16-year-old and 21-year-old…

North British 27yo Single Grain.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

It’s raining grain.. Ok let me explain, at the time of writing this review here in the uk we are in the middle of the harvest season, it only seems right I review a single grain whisky ! That Boutique-y Whisky Company is at the moment bottling some stupendous single grains !! And this North…

Old Pulteney unveils new collection to signal brand evolution

Press Release..   Old Pulteney unveils new collection to signal brand evolution New expressions set sail for the maritime malt 14 August 2018 – Distilled and matured by the sea, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky is the true maritime malt and we’re excited to embark on a new voyage with the launch of our…

Bowmore 26yo, 1989 from Murray McDavid..

Bowmore is one distillery I unfortunately have not really covered much on my blog ( among a few others for which I’m trying to rectify ) So thought I’d better dig out something that might be of interest.. Unfortunately this expression is long since sold out but from memory when I last tried it I…

Give us ya money and we will tell you a story…

I do sometimes wonder what is important in life, should we work our guts out in order to retire and kick the bucket the minute we do or should we say sod old age and enjoy what you have right now ? Should we worry about this and that, just how important are some things…

Macduff 14yo, Single Cask, Claxtons.

You would be forgiven if Macduff is not a name on the tip of your tongue, this distillery was founded quite recently in the terms of distillery history, founded in 1962 by Marty Dyke, George Crawford and Brodie Hepburn the distillery first produced spirit in 1963. Today the distillery is owned by John Dewar and…

Distell launches new limited release malt collection for 2018

Press Release..     Distell launches new limited release malt collection for 2018 Distell is proud to celebrate the launch of six limited release whiskies across its single malt portfolio this September, at its first annual showcase event ‘The Malt Gallery’ by Distell. This year’s releases include two unique expressions each from Bunnahabhain and Ledaig…

Tennessee Whisky From That Boutiquey Whisky Company..

First things first, is this Whisky, whiskey or Bourbon …  Well the good folks from That Boutique-y whisky company assure me this is Whisky so next I know you are thinking my blog is basically scotch but I am trying to broaden my spectrum so I will continue.. The next thing to try sort out…

Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 7.

Glendronach, Glendronach, Glendronach.. Say it 3 times and it will appear.. Glendronach cask strength batch 7 has just been released so I thought you might be interested in my thoughts on this latest release.. Drawn from both Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry butts this latest offering is bottled at 57.9% abv and I don’t need…

Douglas Laing Announces Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition 2

Press Release..     Douglas Laing Announces Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition 2 Ahead of National Oyster Day Douglas Laing & Co today announces the release of Cask Strength Rock Oyster Limited Edition Island Malt Scotch Whisky to mark National Oyster Day. The conclusion of a two-part series, Rock Oyster Cask Strength #2 is…

OLD PULTENEY TO SET SAIL WITH NEW FLEET OF INSPIRED WHISKIES

Press Release..   OLD PULTENEY TO SET SAIL WITH NEW FLEET OF INSPIRED WHISKIES On the north east shores of Scotland, where the invigorating North Sea winds meet the stunning Caithness coast, there is a town; home to a vibrant single malt whisky which captures the very essence of its location. This is Wick and…

Highland Park, Wings of the Eagle.

Wings of the Eagle is one of the new releases from Highland Park exclusively for the travel retail sector, as part of a four bottle release ( Spirit of the bear, Loyalty of the Wolf, Wings of the Eagle and Viking Pride). This expression should retail for around £79 and has been matured in both…

Caol Ila 2004. Connoisseurs Choice.

Located in the North east of Islay overlooking the straight between Islay and Jura, Caol Ila is Gaelic for “ sound of Islay” and was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. Today the distillery is owned by Diageo and has the capacity to produce 6.5 million litres of alcohol from its 3 wash stills (…

A bottle of Port Ellen being auctioned for charity..

Press Release A bottle of Port Ellen being auctioned for charity after two whisky personalities battle it out for two great causes on the squash court Fred Laing, Chairman of leading independent Scotch Whisky blender and bottler Douglas Laing and Greg Dillon, Founder of GreatDrams.com joined forces on Tuesday to battle on the squash court…

Claxton’s Orkney single cask.

As with a few single cask releases from independent bottlers these days the distilleries are asking them to withhold  the identities and / or “teaspooning “ the casks ( this involves adding literally a “teaspoon” or a small amount of  whisky from a different distillery to stop this being classed as a single malt )…

A tweet tasting with Glenallachie.

Built in 1967 by Mackinlay McPhearson & Co in the Speyside area of Scotland’s whisky production the distillery is today back into private ownership headed by Billy Walker after acquiring the distillery from  Chivas Brothers ( Pernod Ricard) in the middle of 2018.. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes and taking water from the…