It’s time to think about Those Whisky Advent Calendars

Christmas Whisky Advent Calendar O come on it’s only September I hear you shout but as they say the early bird catches the worm !! For anyone who loves getting their hands on a whisky advent calendar might just want to start looking as one or two of them are at a bargain price right…

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…

Buffalo Trace Distillery Completes Second Warehouse X Experiment 

Press Release.    Buffalo Trace Distillery Completes Second Warehouse X Experiment    FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Nov. 20, 2019) – Buffalo Trace Distillery just wrapped up its second experiment utilizing its custom made, experimental Warehouse X. This experiment began in 2016 and focused on how temperature affects the aging process. Built in 2013, Warehouse X was specifically…

Glen Marnoch 25 year old Aldi

Glen Marnoch Many of us still strive to find the bargains that can be found, some refuse to pay above the budgets they set and others just want to moan about things no matter what they cost but when you get close to Christmas  the festive feeling starts to hit then you can’t really look…

INTRODUCING WHISTLEPIG DOUBLE MALT RYE AGED 18 YEARS

Press Release.. This rare release is the result of a long-awaited experiment in how grain affects flavour early in the whiskey-making process, in particular, the bygone practice of malting rye.  The Double Malt mash bill innovates on a traditional practice of malting a small portion of the rye harvest, as done by farmer distillers before industrial…

Penderyn Portwood

Penderyn Think of wales and the image of rolling hills, singing in the valleys and of course Tom Jones on stage with women flinging their knickers at him.. The welsh also have a rather decent rugby team and a chap named Gareth Bale who had he been born abroad would be talked about in the…

Deanston 2006 Fino Finish

Deanston The Deanston distillery is located just outside the town of Sterling and sits on the banks of the river Teith and on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, owned by the Distell group the distillery was founded back in 1965 and is located within a re furnished weavers / cotton…

Milk and Honey Single Cask

Milk and Honey From the title I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you are thinking this has gone a little off topic and im about to let you into a secret sleeping tonic or something ridiculous like that.. No I am in fact talking about Israel’s first whisky distillery, founded back in 2012 the…

Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon

Michter’s  Shively Distillery Located in Shively, Louisville, Michter’s Distillery is spread across 12.8 acres or around 87,000 square feet, this facility is the home to all of Michter’s processing and bottling operations, as well as two of its small pot stills. October 2014, Michter’s installed a custom-built 32 inch diameter, 46 foot high copper column…

Harrow Whisky Festival 2020

If you fancy a nice relaxed whisky festival set in idyllic surroundings, a gentle pace and very friendly people then look no further than the Harrow whisky festival 2020.. The festival is Very relaxed and set over 2 days with the added bonus of a evening Banquet after the Friday evening session where you can…

Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish

Glen Moray When you talk to most people about Glen Moray they instantly think about the “cheap supermarket” bottles that they imagine are crap because 1, they haven’t bought them because they are cheap and must be crap and 2, they haven’t tried them because they are cheap !! And cheap must mean they are…

Bunnahabhain 1988 Marsala Finish

Bunnahabhain Having not reviewed much from Bunnahabhain I now find myself looking at a few expressions and wondering why ? This is one of the Islay distilleries that offers unpeated whisky and although that is the last thing you expect when talking about Islay it’s certainly becoming more acceptable these days. Located at the mouth…

Timorous Beastie Winter Edition.. Winter is Coming

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Unveils Online Exclusive Timorous Beastie Winter Edition Douglas Laing & Co., award-winning family-run Scotch Whisky firm, will launch Timorous Beastie 16 Years Old Winter Edition exclusively on DouglasLaing.com on Monday 4th November 2019.  A Limited Edition batch of only 400 bottles, this unique Highland Malt Scotch Whisky spent 16 long years maturing exclusively in a…

Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories

Press Release.. Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories     Louisville, KY, October 2019 –The Last Drop Distillers, with a mission to seek out parcels of rare and exceptional spirits, announces its success as winner of two awards in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020:  The Last Drop 56-Year-Old Blend took the Blended Scotch 26-50+ Year Category and…

Tomatin Release second Decades Expression

Press Release.. Decades of Success   Decades II, the new single malt that celebrates 50 years of excellence at Tomatin Distillery   24th October 2019 – Award winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has today announced the release of an exquisite single malt whisky: Decades II. The unique expression is a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years…

Douglas Laing Announces Acquisition of Strathearn Distillery

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Announces Acquisition of Strathearn Distillery   Douglas Laing & Co, independent Scotch Whisky firm, today announces 100% ownership of Strathearn Distillery. Established in 1948, the award-winning family business has been celebrated to date as a leading blender and bottler of small batch, hand-crafted Single Cask and Blended Malt Scotch Whiskies. The Strathearn acquisition marks the first Distillery in the Douglas Laing…

Glen Scotia releases its oldest and rarest expression

Press Release Glen Scotia releases its oldest and rarest expression   One of Campbeltown’s three surviving distilleries, Glen Scotia, has added an exceptionally rare 45-year-old single malt to its award-winning range.   Encased in a stunning handcrafted walnut box, and limited to 150 bottles world-wide, Glen Scotia 45-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is not only…

The English Tripple Distilled

St Georges Distillery Set in the tranquil countryside of Norfolk lies St George’s Distillery, founded back in October 2005 when planning permission was applied for which was granted in January 2006 the first English distillery for over 100 years was built. James Nelstrop and son Andrew set up the distillery on the outskirts of Roundham,…

Whiskeys from Sazerac Sweep World Whiskey Awards

Press Release.. The Whiskeys from Sazerac Sweep World Whiskey Awards Marks First Time One Whiskey Producer Wins 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in Esteemed Awards    LOUISVILLE, KY (Oct. 17, 2019) In an unprecedented event, three whiskeys from the Sazerac Company take the top awards for the best whiskeys in the world in “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2020,” winning…

The WhiskyMakers Reserve No.2

Press Release.. The Lakes Distillery celebrates their first single malt selling out by releasing The WhiskyMakers Reserve No.2.   Following the sale of all 5,992 individually numbered bottles of their first widely available single malt whisky in just five weeks, The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the second release in The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.   An artistic exploration of maturation and blending; of flavour evolution and defining a sherry-led house style for The…

Father of Single Malt’ honoured with Centenary Release

‘Father of Single Malt’ honoured with Centenary Release Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has released a single malt to honour George Urquhart, member of the second generation of the company’s owning family, in what would have been his centenary year. Only 235 bottles of the Mr George Centenary Edition from 1956 from…