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…

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…

Auchentoshan 35 Year Old 1975 – Bourbon Cask Matured

Its no secret that i am a big fan of Auchentoshan whisky, this triple distilled whisky from the lowland region of Scotland is what set me out on my journey into the vast world of whisky as i know it today.. Although Auchentoshan might not have been my first dram or even within my first…

Diversity and the next Generation

In an age where all the emphasis is on equality and diversity within all aspects of life we constantly hear about all the failings from companies towards a fair working environment for all involved, a lack of a equal opportunities and a very bias leaning towards a male dominated industry.. We see the efforts being…

Elixir Distillers’ new Islay distillery gets the green light

Elixir Distillers’ new Islay distillery gets the green light   The Argyll & Bute council planning committee has granted planning permission to Elixir Distillers to build its much anticipated new distillery in Islay, Scotland. Born from a love of Islay and its whiskies, co-founders of Elixir Distillers Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh have taken a big…

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 9

James Allardice founded the distillery along with a consortium and renamed it Glendronach in 1826.. The original house that sat on the site was named Boynsmill and was renamed when the distillery was founded. In 1837 part of the distillery was ravaged by fire and a re build was in order, by the 1860’s Glendronach…

Filey Bay STR Finish

Spirit of Yorkshire Yorkshires first whisky distillery started to produce new make in 2016.. The distillery adds its name to the ever growing list of English whisky distilleries that are now starting to gather momentum and announce to the world that we English folk can also make great whisky. Nestled in an industrial site at…

Ledaig 12 Year Old -That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Tobermory The distillery was founded by John Sinclair in 1798 after he had applied to lease the 57 acre site named Ledaig in 1797 with the intention  to build a distillery along with housing for the workers.. Initially he was turned down for the licence to distill but was granted a brewing licence, however John…

Scallywag Speyside Malt Small Batch: BIG Love! 

Scallywag Speyside Malt Small Batch: BIG Love!    Douglas Laing today unveils a multi-channel marketing campaign, driving the pairing of their Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky with chocolate for Valentine’s Day.    The crusade to tempt consumers into experimenting with the heavenly pairing launches with a suite of lifestyle images, the ultimate Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe and a digital campaign launching across the Speyside Malt brand’s top ten markets. The…

Auchentoshan 20 Year Old 2000 -cask 800041

Auchentoshan The distillery is located on the outskirts of Clydebank, Glasgow just beside the Kilpatrick hills. The distillery itself sits nestled on the edge of a housing estate and besides a busy main road, surrounded by rolling hills, headstones in a nearby cemetery and the mighty Erskine Bridge is within sight. The white walls and…

Glentauchers 44 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glentauchers The Glentauchers distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland and was founded in 1897. Designed by John Alcock, with the building work overseen by Charles Doig & Son, the distillery started to produce spirit when James Buchanan Co. Ltd. and three members of Glentauchers Distillery Co. joined hands with Glentachers the year…

Time to talk Myths

There has been plenty to talk about within the world of whisky over the years with several myths being busted and put to rights. These include Whisky is a mans drink, whisky is spelled with an E or is it without, who knows these days, the regions within Scotland represent the styles, Irish is triple…

The Macallan Rare Cask – 2020 Release

Macallan The original distillery was founded back in 1824 when a license was granted to Alexander Reid in order to produce whisky under the name of Elchies Distillery.. It isn’t until 1892 when Roderick Kemp buys the distillery and re names it Macallan – Glenlivet that we start to recognise the Macallan name.. The name…

Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2020)

The distillery was founded back in 1816 when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on a site located on the south coast of the island, one of them being Lagavulin and is believed to have taken over the other distillery in or around 1837. Owned today by Diageo, this distillery has a massive…

Edradour 10 Year Old 2009 Cask 42 – Straight From The Cask

Edradour The distillery was originally founded in 1825 and was originally named Glenforres, it wasn’t until around 1837 that the name Edradour was mentioned in any records. The distillery was for a long time regarded as Scotland’s smallest distillery, something it can no longer boast. This small distillery can still claim to be one of the more…

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel – Barrel Strength

Officially founded in 1866 making the distillery the first officially licensed distillery within the united states..  Jasper Newton Daniel or as we all know him Jack Daniels learnt his trade a few years earlier from Nathan “Nearest” Green who was a preacher and slave who later became Jacks master distiller.. Jack Daniels is today one…

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 – Cask Strength Collection

Caol Ila distillery which is located on the Island of Islay was founded back in 1846 by Hector Henderson who soon after starting production was forced to sell to Norman Buchanan in 1852, just 11 years later the Distillery was sold again to Bulloch, Lade and company, whisky Blenders who operated out of Glasgow. The…