ABOUT ME.

Hi and welcome to my whisky blog. Firstly let me introduce myself. Firstly my passion is whisky, For far too many years i have enjoyed both drinking and collecting… This has evolved into me taking up a position working within the industry as an Ambassador for the English Whisky Company. My passion for the whisky…

Glen Scotia 10 Year Old – Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021

Glen Scotia Glen Scotia was founded in 1832 and 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 having once boasted at least 30 working distilleries.  The whisky being produced in the…

Jura Rum Cask

So Jura have now released a rum cask.. I am excited.. O its a finish.. Excitement depleted a little but lets take a look. Jura distillery is located on the Island of Jura, no surprises there then.. Founded in 1810 by Archibald Campbell under the name of Small Isles Distillery. Jura has always been one…

House Malt 2011 – The Whisky Cellar

It seems these days there is an abundance of independent bottlers who are releasing a wide array of whiskies and of course other spirits but since this is basically a whisky blog then lets stick to whisky.. As i mentioned there is indie bottlers popping up every other day or so it seems.. So what…

THE BRORA TRIPTYCH – A LEGEND SOON TO RETURN

Press Release.. THE BRORA TRIPTYCH   A LEGEND SOON TO RETURN UNVEILS A COLLECTION OF THREE HISTORIC SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKIES    LONDON – April 7, 2021.  Brora today revealed a one-off special release of three extremely rare Single Malt whiskies, each representing a distinct style of Brora’s proud and storied heritage. From mid-May, upon…

Darkness 8 Year Old

After the year we have all just had the title of this whisky seems pretty appropriate Don’t ya think ?.. Darkness is of course, in this instance a creation of whiskies that have been finished in custom made Oloroso sherry octave casks. Initially matured in Bourbon casks obtained from a distillery nestled within the Speyside…

A Chat with Loch Lomond’s Whisky Blender Ashley Smith

The whisky industry is an ever changing scene and it is a pleasure to sit down and chat with the next generation of industry people.. Today’s guest is a lady who is building a very impressive career in the blending scene. Ashley is part of the team working at Loch Lomond, this is a company…

Jura Announces Rum Cask Finish Addition to Portfolio

Press Release.. Jura Whisky brings the tropical to its island home with new Rum Cask Finish Jura Single Malt whisky has announced the latest addition to its exciting portfolio in the shape of Jura Rum Cask Finish, a fruity, exotic single malt bringing the lively taste of the tropical to its range of whiskies. Initially…

Glen Keith 23 Year Old 1997 – Cask Strength Collection

Glen Keith Founded in 1957, the Glen Keith distillery was the first to be opened within the speyside area since the whisky crash of 1898 and ironically sits within sight of Strathisla distillery which just happens to be ( reputedly) the oldest in Scotland. Initially set up with 3 stills in order to do triple…

Clynelish 24 Year Old 1995 – Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Clynelish The Clynelish Distillery was officially founded in 1819 but the Clynelish distillery later became known as Brora and a more modern distillery which was built in 1967 adjacent to the old one is the distillery that we know today as Clynelish!! The original version of Clynelish was mothballed in 1931 and remained closed until…

Cotswolds Distillery announces Master Distiller Achievement

Press Release.. Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce Production Director, Nickolas Franchino, has been awarded the prestigious title of Master Distiller by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) The IBD Master Distiller qualification is the world’s highest level of recognition in the technical management of the distilling production process, through a combination of knowledge…

Highland Park release new 50 Year Old, created using ‘solera’ system

Press Release.. HIGHLAND PARK RELEASE NEW 50 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY — Only 274 bottles have been crafted — — Created by Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion using traditional solera system —   Orkney based distillery, Highland Park, has unveiled its new 50 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky, the third 50 year…

Bladnoch Distillery Launches Vinaya Release Around The World

BLADNOCH DISTILLERY LAUNCHES VINAYA RELEASE AROUND THE WORLD Marking the biggest global release from Bladnoch since the distillery was revived in 2015 by David Prior BLADNOCH, SCOTLAND (MARCH 22, 2021) – BLADNOCH, SCOTLAND (MARCH 22, 2021) – 204 year old Lowland distillery, Bladnoch, has today announced the global release of the Bladnoch Vinaya Single Malt…

Talisker 9 Year Old 2010 – Old Malt Cask

Talisker The Talisker distillery can be found on the Isle of Skye and was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, the distillery was built in 1831 at Carbost after a number of other sites had initially fallen through.  The Distillery was then rebuilt in 1880-1887 and extended again in 190 before the distillery…

Mackmyra Björksav

Mackmyra Sweden – whisky – single malt.. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue but it should !! The innovative and award winning distillery is pushing the boundaries of whisky production into its next era.. Founded in 1999 the Mackmyra distillery is the new Era in whisky production and lets face it that’s no surprise when…

Fettercairn Warehouse 2 – Batch 001

Fettercairn Founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey  who was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making.. As with a few other distilleries Sir Alexander Ramsey employed staff who had previously been involved with making illegal whisky. The distillery was sold along with the land to the Gladstone family…

Women in whisky – The Dram Team

Press Release Hello there,   We’ve got some really exciting news hot from The Dram Team offices about an upcoming charity tasting event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!  For our March whisky tasting subscription box, we’ve partnered with 6 inspirational women from the whisky industry to deliver a special charity edition tasting event. As…

Bimber Plans submitted for Dunphail Distillery

Press Release.. Plans submitted for Dunphail – the craft distillery experience      The team behind London’s Bimber Distillery have today confirmed plans to open a new Scottish whisky distillery in Dunphail, south of Forres. The proposal, which is currently being reviewed by Moray Council, will see an existing farm steading converted into a small…

Strathmill 14 Year Old 2006 – Cask Strength Collection Signatory

Strathmill Strathmill is one of three distilleries located within the Moray town of Keith, the other two distilleries being Strathisla and Glen Keith, these other two distilleries come under the Chivas umbrella (part of the Pernod Ricard group) but rather Diageo who have owned the distillery since 1997 and have operated it for the production…

The One – Moscatel Finished

The English whisky scene is getting rather exciting and i for one see a very bright future indeed.. It is not so long ago that England had no full time whisky distilleries but that changed in 2006 when the first whisky distillery in almost 100 years began to distill once again. Jump foeward a few…