ABOUT ME.

Hi and welcome to my whisky blog. Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Sorren, I am married with two daughters, 2 Labrador dogs and 2 cats and have spent my working life in agriculture. I am a whisky collector, drinker and have an incredible passion for whisky full stop.      Over the…

Highland Park.. The Light.

Highland Park, “The Light”  is the follow up  release to “The Dark” ( obvious I know) and is another limited release ( ok 28,000 bottles is not exactly limited) With focuses more aimed at the lighter side of Highland Park with the use of re fill American oak casks.. Bottled at 52.9 % abv this…

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ‘Discovery’ range of single malt Scotch whiskies

Press Release..   Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ‘Discovery’ range of single malt Scotch whiskies Family-run single malt whisky creators, Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the launch of ‘Discovery’, a new range that is part of the company’s commitment to strengthen and streamline the brand’s portfolio. The range of carefully selected whiskies is grouped and…

Balvenie First fill (bottle your own)

One of the best things about visiting a distillery for me is the chance to try whisky direct from the cask, it gives you that feeling that your part of something special, then when you get the chance to bottle whisky from the cask it just makes it all that bit more special..  These days…

Speyside visit 2018.

A superb visit to Scotland has just come to an end with most of it based around Speyside.. The trip up north started at just after midnight on Tuesday with the first destination being Deanston distillery and  a long overdue meeting with Stephen Woodcock .. A very detailed tour, a barrage of questions and the…

Dalbeallie Dram V Cask #7389 from Tamdhu.

During a recent live twitter tasting hosted by Steve Rush from the Whisky wire and paired up with a tasting at the Tamdhu distillery for the Spirit of Speyside festival I was extremely lucky to try both these stunning examples from this Speyside distillery. Founded back in 1896 with the first spirit flowing in 1897…

Smws release some special’s for the Feis Ile festival

Feis Ile festival has arrived! This year SMWS have three promotional memberships on offer, which you can use to ‘cast your vote’ on their regional preference. Please see below for details: Memberships Islay – Membership + Islay bottle – £110 (save £20) Speyside – Membership + Speyside bottle – £110 (save £10) ‘Split Decision’ – Membership + Mixed Festival Discovery…

Highland Park.. Dragon..

Founded way back in 1798 by David Robertson,  Highland Park sits on a site previously used by Magnus Eunson to distill illicit whisky.. The distillery is well known for the use of its Nordic history and the continuous use of Norse mythology to name its whisky. Starting way back in the early parts of the…

Bunnahabhain 35yo.. Boutique-y Whisky Company.

The island of Islay is iconic with whisky drinkers all over the word, mostly for the big bold peaty whisky that splits the whisky community  faster than marmite ever could.. Luckily there are a couple of distilleries that produce whisky the Non peated way. Founded back in ( in theory) 1879 when William Robertson of…

BENROMACH LAUNCHES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOTTLING

Press Release..   BENROMACH LAUNCHES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOTTLING    The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd celebrated a significant milestone in the distillery’s history today (23rd April 2018) with the release of the Benromach 20thAnniversary Bottling.   This special whisky celebrates 20 years since production started at Benromach after the distillery was refurbished and re-opened in 1998. Distilled…

Bunnahabhain unveils two new bottlings for Fèis Ìle

Press Release..     Bunnahabhain unveils two new bottlings for Fèis Ìle   Bunnahabhain Distillery will unveil two special edition Fèis Ìle 2018 single malt bottlings at the annual Islay Festival of Music and Malt from 25 May to 2 June 2018.   The Moine Oloroso Finish bottled in 2007 and the 15 Year Old…

English Whisky Company 6yo bottled by Claxton’s.

St George’s Distillery is a truly English whisky produced in the heart of Norfolk and is owned by the English Whisky Company, the Distillery started production relatively recently ( 2006 ) and started releasing whisky in chapters, with the even numbers representing unpeated whisky and the uneven ones generally representing peated expressions. This  review however…

Gordon & MacPhail Relaunch Connoisseurs Choice with stunning new look.

Press Release.     Gordon & MacPhail’s new look Connoisseurs Choice leads portfolio relaunch   Scotch whisky maturation expert, Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the relaunch of its portfolio of single malt Scotch whiskies to continue strengthening the reputation of the brand globally.   The 122-year-old, family-owned company is streamlining its existing portfolio into five…

Glen Moray Mastery.

2017 was a special year for Glen Moray as they celebrated the 120th anniversary, so it was only fitting that Master Distiller and Distillery manager Graham Coull sould come up with something a little special in order to celebrate in style.. Hence the birth of Mastery, created using Bourbon matured whisky from the 70’s, Port…

Claxton’s Glen Keith 94 V Glen Keith 95

What’s better than doing a whisky review I ask myself… Well doing two is the simple answer.. Claxtons, the independent bottlers based in Ripon, near the beautiful city of York are about to release a duo of single cask Glen Keith’s and they just happen to be from the years of 1994 and 1995 (…

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish..

Another review and another Glen Moray single cask.. Don’t get much better than that let me tell you !! The 4th instalment sees me reviewing this  Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, at just over 15 years old this whisky has spent the majority of time maturing in a Bourbon cask before spending the last 9…

Boutique-y full 8yo English Whisky..

That Boutique-y Whisky Company bring us another batch of the English whisky from The English Whisky Company.. Having just turned 5 years old in 2017 That Boutiquey Whisky Company continues to bring us more stunning batches of blends, single casks and “teaspooned” whiskies from around the world and this English whisky is just another interesting…

BenRiach Tripple Cask, Cask Strength, Batch 2..

A tripple cask explosion from BenRiach.. What’s not to like about that ? Throw in the fact it’s cask strength and “you had me at hello “ This latest batch 2 Release follows on from the award winning batch 1 which won the silver outstanding award at the international wine and spirit competition in 2016…..

Scientist + Architect = CooperKing Distillery..

It’s not exactly your obvious conclusion when you get a scientist and an Architect together but in the case of Abbie and Chris it’s the perfect result.. A dream made reality is the result of a couple looking to change their lives and forge a lifestyle that suits them both as well as keeping that…

Auchentoshan 25 yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Auchentoshan…. One of my favourites of the whisky world, triple distilled and always one that I reach for, but just lately they have disappointed me.. The Distillery ( or should I point the finger at the corporate people behind them ) just seems determined to be all about cocktails and bartenders, forget the heritage and…