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…

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…

Benromach unveils Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured

Press Release..   Benromach weds heavily peated barley with Sherry casks for limited release   The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured (59.9% ABV), a rich and intense limited-batch expression. Carefully handcrafted using heavily peated Scottish barley, just 6,500 bottles are available in selected markets worldwide…

Slane Tripple Casked to be available in UK for St Patrick’s Day

Press Release..   SLANE IRISH WHISKEY IN-STORE ACROSS UK FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY Slane Irish Whiskey is taking its signature Triple Casked blend across the Irish Sea to share its unique St Patrick’s Day story and spirit, with its first supermarket listings in the UK. In time for Ireland’s national holiday 306 Waitrose stores and…

Teaninich 19 year old – Claxton’s

Teaninich The Teaninich distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. 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 in 1850….

Bunnahabhain Distillery Begins 10.5 million Transformation

Press Release..   BUNNAHABHAIN DISTILLERY TRANSFORMATION BEGINS – £10.5 million investment programme over three years –   A three year refurbishment programme has begun at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, as its owners, spirits and wine producer, Distell International invests £10.5m in an extensive upgrade and refresh of the iconic distillery. Located in the most northerly…

Miltonduff 9 year old – Claxton’s

Miltonduff Officially founded in 1824 by Andrew Peary and Robert Bain when they obtained a license to run what had been an illicit farm distillery named Milton Distillery which was then changed to miltonduff when the land was purchased by the Duff family.. In 1964 a pair of Lomond stills ( Lomond stills were invented…

Benromach Heritage 1977 – 41 year old

Benromach Founded In 1898 by The Benromach Distillery Company this Speyside Distillery is today under the ownership of Independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. The distillery has the capacity to make 700,000 litres of alcohol per year from its 1.5 ton semi lauter mash tun, 13 washbacks and one pair of stills. The majority of the…

Glendronach Master Vintage 1993

Glendronach Founded in 1826 the Glendronach distillery sits in the Highland region of Scotland, founded by James Allardes this distillery, like so many others used to have all the workers living on site, including the distillery manager, staff, excise man, brewer and all of their families… Unfortunately today this again like most others is no…

THE GLENDRONACH ANNOUNCES LIMITED RELEASE 1993 MASTER VINTAGE

Press Release..   THE GLENDRONACH  1993 MASTER VINTAGE Since the distillery was founded by James Allardice in 1826, The GlenDronach has been mastering an elegant, rich and robust Highland Single Malt, matured in the finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain. Now, after twenty-five years slowly maturing in precious sherry wood,…

Tormore 16 year old

Tormore Distillery Tormote distillery was founded in 1958 which makes this distillery a relatively young one in the history of whisky making in Scotland. Founded by Schenley international the distillery is certainly a very beautifully designed building and is surrounded  with some wonderfully kept lawns, the distillery itself is also now classed as a listed…

Benromach starts 2019 in style with two rare and aged vintage expressions

Press Release..   Benromach Heritage 1972 and 1977    The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, an exclusive 41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, a rare 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv). Matured in single Refill American Hogsheads, these sought-after expressions are…

Blend #1 18 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company “ Who are you, Who are you.. “  Well that’s easy to answer, That Boutiquey Whisky Company are an award winning independent bottler who belong under the umbrella of Atom brands.. The company are becoming one of the big boys within the whisky world’s independent bottlers, boasting a very impressive count…

Glendronach 19 year old – 1995

Glendronach Founded in 1826 by a consortium including James Allardice in Forgue, Aberdeenshire and was only the second distillery to apply for a license to legally produce alcohol under the 1823 Excise Act.. Part of the distillery was destroyed by fire in 1837 and in 1852 Walter Scott takes control of the distillery but dies…

Big Peat Celebrates Ten Year Tenure in Scotch Whisky Industry

Press Release..     Big Peat Celebrates Ten Year Tenure in Scotch Whisky Industry Douglas Laing & Co, the independent family Scotch Whisky firm behind the “Remarkable Regional Malts”, celebrates a decade of their Islay Malt with a commemorative Big Peat 10 Years Old bottling. Inspired by a vintage scrap book, the label features a…

Bain’s 15 year old Single Grain Whisky

Bain’s Single Grain Whisky   South African single Grain whisky is once again under the microscope at the ocdwhisky headquarters but this time I am delighted to have the 15 year old version at hand. This is the new edition recently released into the travel retail market..Initially there was 2000 bottles released around June 2018…

Royal Brackla 11 year old – The Single Cask

Royal Brackla Royal Brackla was founded in 1812 by William Fraser and in 1833 the distillery was the first of only three distilleries allowed to use the “Royal” in the official name. In 1852, William hands the distillery over to Robert Fraser and co who run the distillery until 1897 when the distillery then runs…

TOBERMORY DISTILLERY CELEBRATES RELAUNCH WITH NEW SIGNATURE EXPRESSION

Press Release   TOBERMORY DISTILLERY CELEBRATES RELAUNCH WITH NEW SIGNATURE EXPRESSION   One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Tobermory, is celebrating its return to production following a 24 month intermission during which time the distillery team have been obsessively perfecting and crafting a new signature expression – Tobermory 12 Year Old. During the past two years,…