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…

Speyside #2 25 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Advent Calendar 2020 2020 has certainly been a year we all want to forget in a hurry, the worry of losing loved ones, the endless isolation that so many have found difficult to cope with, the lack of contact with our families or even just a quick hello to strangers is now taking it’s toll…

THE FAMOUS GROUSE UNVEILS NEW CAMPAIGN

Press Release.. THE FAMOUS GROUSE UNVEILS NEW CAMPAIGN   The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky has unveiled its new Spend Time in Grouse Country campaign, focusing on occasions and the outdoors.   Unlike other Scotch Whisky blenders, Matthew Gloag chose to forgo his own self-promotion by naming The Famous Grouse not after himself, but after the occasion…

An In Depth chat with Ian Forteath

I recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with the global Ambassador Ian Forteath from Angus Dundee Distillers to chat about the whisky, the current situation and the distilleries.. Ian looks after both Tomintoul and Glencadam whiskies as well as doing some of the blending for the company.. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3…

Glendronach Pedro Ximinez Single Cask #2091

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…

An In-Depth chat with Yorkshire’s Cooper King Distillery

After watching the growth from soil to working distillery it was time to have an in depth chat with the team from Cooper King. This small craft distillery produces some award winning Gin but its all about the whisky that’s still to come for me.. The distillery has some unique points and is one that…

Glendronach 1992 Cask #5897 27 Year Old Port Pipe

Its that time of year again when all the Glendronach fans start to loose their shit.. Panic sets in and the rush down to their local whisky shop to try to reserve a bottle or two begins.. I on the other hand remain calm, ( picks up phone, calls shop, reserves bottles, job done) Now…

Longmorn 11 Year Old 2009 – Strictly Limited – Càrn Mòr

The Longmorn Distillery Company was founded in 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thomson. John Duff was the former manager of the Glendronach Distillery and the Bon Accord Distillery in Aberdeen, he was also the founder of the Glenlossie Distillery. Longmorn Distillery started its production in December of 1894. with its sister distillery…

Cotswolds Distillery launches its second Amaro Liqueur

Press Release.. The Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to launch its second Amaro Whisky Liqueur expression: Cotswolds No 2 Whisky Amaro. Following on from the successful launch of Cotswolds No 1 at the beginning of the year, Cotswolds No 2 Whisky Amaro will make an excellent addition to the home bar and is the perfect after dinner…

A compass Box Christmas

Christmas is coming so here are a few ideas from those very nice people over at Compass Box.. Juveniles – A collaborative whisky project inspired by the great friendship between Compass Box and Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in Paris. This release has one of his bells in the punt of the bottle, ready to give a jingle every…

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES CASK BOTTLING BATCH 18:

Press Release.. EIGHTEEN CASKS FROM 1990 TO 2009 WITH EXCEPTIONAL CHARACTER The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the eighteenth batch of its acclaimed Cask Bottling collection. Eighteen casks dating from 1990 to 2009 have been personally selected by Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, specially chosen for their exceptional character, to celebrate and share some…

Glenglassaugh 2009 cask 1346.

Glenglassaugh recentley released this Rare Cask 2009 single Cask No 1346 as one of the UK exclusive releases in the Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks Collection. This single cask was distilled on the 22nd December 2009, it is unpeated and was matured for 10 years in Bourbon Cask No. 1346 which produced only 250 bottles. The Glenglassaugh…

A Chat with George Keeble Pt1

Its always a fascinating subject when discussing buying whisky by the cask, is it a viable option ? Is it expensive ? is it fun ? Well the circus invited George Keeble from Keeble Cask Company to come along and have a chat and explain the pitfalls and of course the good points of cask…

Mannochmore 13 Year Old 2007

Mannochmore was founded in 1971 by DCL on the site of Glenlossie to help with the demand of blends. Blends like Haig and Dimple were increasingly demanding more liquid to keep up with the demand and whilst most of the whisky produced goes straight into these blends some does find its way into the bottle…

Just a little hope is all we need

Just when you think its safe to go back into the world we get Lockdown 2.. Its as if 2020 just wants to kick the last little bit of sanity out of us. Looking around at the people i chat with on a regular basis i can see a lot of them beginning to struggle,…

Cotswolds Sherry Cask

Founded in 2014 the Cotswolds distillery does in fact hail from the Cotswolds, not only is the distillery located here but they also source all their barley from here too.. Pride in the local area demands they use locally sourced ingredients and although some things are beyond this what can be sourced certainly seems to…

The Whisky Circus Private Cask Tasting

It was with great pleasure that the latest bottling was sourced from The English Whisky Company and then officially tasted by us and the Global Ambassador Mike Fisher who expertly guided us through the tasting.. Have a watch on the video below.. With thanks to all involved with the Whisky Circus and especially to Mike…

The GlenAllachie Distillery launches 21-year-old cask strength single malt

Press Release CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR WHISKY FANS AS THE GLENALLACHIE  ADDS A 21-YEAR-OLD TO ITS RANGE The multi-award-winning Speyside distillery unveils limited release cask strength single malt in the run-up to Christmas After a remarkable period of innovation and achievement, which saw a 50th award win in just 3 years, The GlenAllachie Distillery is celebrating the festive season by adding a very small batchrelease expression to its range – Batch One of The…

Invergordon 24 Year Old 1996 – cask 18278 – The Whisky Cellar

The Invergordon distillery which can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland and is considered by many to be one of the finest producers of grain whisky, founded back in 1959, production started a few years later in 1961 and although the distillery has changed hands a few times it is now under the wings…

Royal Brackla 7 Year Old 2013 – Cask 14 – The Whisky Cellar

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…