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…

Deanston 2003 Bourbon cask.. (Byo)

With the ever growing demand for single malts and single cask offerings the latest trend to get you to the visitor centres is to offer you the chance to bottle your very own whisky direct from the cask, although I say the latest trend this is not entirely a new concept and some distilleries have…

Tomatin Virgin Oak, Cask 3428.

Tomatin.. Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on the site was registered, although it is believed that Whisky was produced well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains at…

2003 AND 1990 VINTAGE LIMITED EDITIONS CÙ BÒCAN RELEASED

Press Release..   2003 AND 1990 VINTAGE LIMITED EDITIONS CÙ BÒCAN RELEASED Cù Bòcan has added two more limited edition single malts to the rangewith the launch of 2003 and 1990 vintage releases. The 2003 vintage limited edition Cù Bòcan (aged 15 years old) has been bottled at a strength of 46% and sits alongside the…

Douglas Laing Continues Platinum Anniversary Celebrations by Unveiling Two New Special Edition Single Cask Releases

Press Release..   Douglas Laing Continues Platinum Anniversary Celebrations by Unveiling Two New Special Edition Single Cask Releases Family-owned Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co, continues to celebrate its 70th Anniversary with the release of the latest XOP Platinum and Provenance Coastal Collection Single Casks.    The Company was established by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948…

BENRIACH REINTRODUCES SHERRY WOOD AGED 12 YEARS TO CORE RANGE

Press Release..   BENRIACH REINTRODUCES SHERRY WOOD AGED 12 YEARS TO CORE RANGE BenRiach, the unconventional Speyside distillery, has reintroduced a gold award winning expression to its core range. BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years showcases the distillery’s reputation for creative, multi-faceted maturation. Made using three styles of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation,…

Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky, Cask Strength.

Canada or bust.. A trip into the wilderness for me, or maybe not.. I was recently sent another package from a friend over in Canada containing several Canadian whiskies, the one that really jumped out is this Lot 40 Rye whisky. Why did it jump out ? Well, firstly I have recently discovered Rye Whiskies…

Big Peat 2018 Christmas Edition Announced..

Press Release..   BIG PEAT ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS 2018 LIMITED EDITION Douglas Laing today announces Big Peat Christmas 2018, a Cask Strength Limited Edition release that joins the award-winning Islay Malt Scotch Whisky range. The Glasgow-based family business, this year amidst its 70thanniversary celebrations, launched Big Peat into the global market in 2009. Since then, the…

THE GLENDRONACH MARKS RETURN OF ICONIC 15yo MALT

Press Release..   THE GLENDRONACH MARKS RETURN OF ICONIC MALT   The GlenDronach Distillery, hidden in the fertile landscape of the Forgue valley, deep in the east Highland hills, is celebrating the much anticipated return of its 15 year old expression, The GlenDronach Revival. Revered by single malt connoisseurs around the world, this iconic expression…

BENRIACH CELEBRATES 120 YEARS WITH COMMEMORATIVE CASK NO. 10299

Press Release..   BENRIACH CELEBRATES 120 YEARS WITH COMMEMORATIVE CASK NO. 10299 BenRiach Distillery is marking its 120th anniversary with a commemorative cask selected from Warehouse 13, the oldest dunnage warehouse at the heart of the distillery. BenRiach Marsala Hogshead Cask No.10299 was distilled 100 years after the distillery doors opened and has been maturing…

SLANE DISTILLERY ROLLS OUT FIRST BARREL AT STATE-OF-THE ART DISTILLERY

Press Release..     SLANE DISTILLERY ROLLS OUT FIRST BARREL AT STATE-OF-THE ART DISTILLERY Slane Distillery, the recently-opened whiskey distillery located on the historic grounds of Slane Castle in the Boyne Valley, celebrated a major milestone last week (Wednesday 29th August) when it filled its first barrel. The inaugural cask contains new make malt whiskey…

Rare whisky marks 20th anniversary at Benromach Distillery

Press Release..     Rare whisky marks 20th anniversary at Benromach Distillery   All profits from the sale of Benromach Cask No 1 single malt whisky will be donated to charitable causes   Twenty years after family owned Benromach Distillery was reopened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, a rare single malt whisky has been released…

Glenlossie 17 – That Boutiquey Whisky Company.

Founded in 1876 by John Duff  the distillery is today under ownership of Diageo and shares its grounds with sister distillery Mannochmore.. With a capacity of around 3.7 million litres of alcohol per year the distillery is equipped with one stainless steel full lauter mash tun, eight larch washbacks and 3 pairs of stills. Although…

Douglas Laing & Co. Announces Private Stock Web-Exclusive Series

Press Release..     Douglas Laing & Co. Announces Private Stock Web-Exclusive Series Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co. have announced the release of Private Stock – a brand new web exclusive series as part of their ongoing 70th anniversary celebrations. The Private Stock series will see the family-owned companyopen up their private Whisky…

GORDON & MACPHAIL CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘CONNOISSEURS CHOICE’

Press Release..   GORDON & MACPHAIL CELEBRATES 50TH. ANNIVERSARY OF ‘CONNOISSEURS CHOICE’ The innovative range has paved the way for single malt whiskies for five decades To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range, family-owned whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail is enhancing the range with a series of single malts aged 30 years and…

Claxton’s Arran 21 yo 1996.

Arran distillery which is located on the Isle of Arran is a relatively new Distillery having only been established back in 1994 with the first spirit running in 1995.. Although a young distillery the whisky that is being produced is certainly gaining a lot of plaudits, good quality whisky is not always guaranteed but this…

Flippers, dippers and greedy b******s

Well it has been an eventful few weeks in the whisky world, hoards of flippers flocking to Macallan in order to fleece some poor person who couldn’t make it there, roads shut and chaos descending in order to let a small number of actual fans who actually camped out and managed to get themselves a…

Talisker Port Ruighe.

Talisker.. Is there anybody out there that has not heard of this distillery ? I doubt it..   The oldest working Distillery found on the Isle of Skye, founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill the distillery is today synonymous with for its chilli heat and peppery character. Talisker has a capacity to produce around…

Turning Japanese with Kamiki and the Kura..

I think I’m turning Japanese, turning Japanese…  O you know how it goes ( well you do if you are old enough ) Another tweet tasting from the whisky wire ( Steve Rush) who this time teamed up with the awesome Dekanta and the Artisan Spirits Company, this husband and wife team specialise in the…