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…

Waterford.. New Make

I have been accused of many things in my life and had many names thrown my way but I certainly was not expecting the fall out from giving my opinion on whisky.  I have received over the years plenty of backlash, but you become accustomed to that although  doing whisky reviews when it comes to…

Bimber partners with Selfridges to launch González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish

Press Release.. London’s Bimber Distillery today announced the upcoming release of an exclusive single malt whisky created in partnership with high-end department store Selfridges. The Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish was initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in an outstanding 2010 vintage oloroso sherry butt from renowned Spanish sherry producer González Byass. 936…

Waterford – Ratheadon

The review no one wanted or even cares about !! Have you ever found yourself in a situation that commands you to really sit down and think very carefully how you need to approach something ? Well as a blogger who tries to be as honest as is possible about what i do, i have…

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2007 Cask 307362 – The Single Cask

Caol Ila Founded In 1846 by Hector Henderson, the Caol Ila distillery is certainly one of the big boys when it comes to production although it might not be the first name on the lips of those Islay fans.. Caol Ila is definitely known for the peated whisky it produces, but for many it is…

Heaven Hill 10 Year Old 2009 (cask #152724) – The Single Cask

Heaven Hill Founded in 1935 and originally known as the “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery, it was 5 brothers from the Shapiro family and a group of investors that were behind the founding of this new distillery, founded shortly after Prohibition ended in Bardstown, Kentucky and in a time of depression and great hardship in the…

Glen Scotia 14 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

Glen Scotia Located in Campbeltown, once regarded as the whisky capital of Scotland, the distillery  was founded in 1832 by two families ( the Stewart’s and Galbraith families ) who ran the distillery until 1895 when Glen Scotia was sold to Duncan MacCallum who in turn sold out to the West Highland Malt Distillers in…

Glengoyne 19 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

  The distillery first received it’s distilling license in 1833 while under the name of Glenguin of Burnfoot, Changing its name to Glengoyne in 1907.  The distillery went from strength to strength and in 1966 the production tripled to 1.2million litres due to the demands for the malt produced, then in 2014 the old barley…

Terroir.. Waterford.. Single Farm..

Recently i and the Whisky Circus had the pleasure in sitting down with Head Distiller, Ned Gahan from The Waterford distillery over in Ireland.. This second part of the chat evolved into the hot topic of Terroir and does it exist and more importantly, can you actually taste the difference in the spirit they are…

Press Release..   If you are looking for a luxury gift for a whisky connoisseur and collector, Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky would make the perfect last minute gift this Father’s Day.   This super premium hand crafted single malt whisky is matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak…

Press Release.. Loch Lomond Whiskies agrees an exciting new partnership with the European Tour Award-winning, independent Scotch whisky distiller Loch Lomond Whiskies has agreed an exciting new partnership with The European Tour, becoming the first Official Partner of the innovative new UK Swing. The partnership with the European Tour means that the distiller’s innovative and exciting range of Single…

A chat with Ned Gahan from Waterford Distillery

This weekend the Whisky Circus had a rather special guest in the form of Ned Gahan from the Waterford Distillery, this is one of the most exciting and controversial start ups in modern times of whisky production and i think its fair to say this distillery is splitting opinions right down the middle… This Irish…

Deanston 16 Year Old 2002 Organic Oloroso Cask Finish

Deanston Deanston distillery is located on the banks of the river Teith just outside the town of Stirling 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 refurnished weavers / cotton mill believed to have…

Douglas Laing Unveils The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition

Press Release..   Douglas Laing Unveils The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition   Independent Scotch Whisky firm, Douglas Laing & Co today unveils The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Limited Edition of only 600 bottles.   Honouring Scotland’s Capital, the unique “recipe” for the special bottling is the result of a creative collaboration between Douglas Laing…

Tormore 23 Year Old 1995 – The Single Cask

Tormore The Tormore distillery was founded in 1958, making this distillery a relatively young one in the history of whisky making in Scotland. Founded by Schenley international the distillery is not just beautifully designed but is also surrounded with wonderfully kept lawns, lovely white washed walls that sit perfectly within this picturesque setting. The distillery…

FETTERCAIRN DISTILLERY UNVEILS NEW 16 YEARS OLD

Press Release.. FETTERCAIRN DISTILLERY UNVEILS NEW 16 YEARS OLD New addition to the Single Malt Whisky celebrates unconventional maturation journey Fettercairn Distillery has today unveiled a new addition to its core range of single malt whiskies, Fettercairn 16 Years Old.   This is the first of a number of new products set to be released this year, as the distillery looks to build on…

The perfect Father’s Day gift from Master of Malt

SHARE THE GIFT OF FLAVOUR THIS FATHER’S DAY Master of Malt thoughtfully curates gifting offering ahead of Father’s Day to celebrate great dads and make shared tasting experiences easy even at a distance. While it might not be a conventional Father’s Day on 21 June, multi-award-winning online drinks retailer Master of Malt is helping shoppers…

English Whisky Distillery Re opens it’s doors

Press Release Today, Thursday 4th June we will take the momentous step of opening the distillery gates to the public for the first time in 11 weeks. Those of you that are keen to venture out and visit us will see quite a few changes have occurred on site. We have moved the whisky shop…