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…

21 Year Old Blend No3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

The world can be a very dark and lonely place at times, more hardships than it seems worth dealing with and hardships that drain every ounce of energy from our bodies but then a glimpse of hope arrives and suddenly the whole reason we are here becomes a lot clearer.. Each sunrise brings hope and…

BIG PEAT ANNOUNCES “HIS” 10th CHRISTMAS

Press Release.. LIMITED EDITION AT CASK STRENGTH Whisky Distiller, Douglas Laing & Co, today launches the Big Peat Christmas 2020 bottling, a punchy Cask Strength Limited Edition release that joins the award-winning Islay Malt Scotch Whisky range. The Glasgow-based family business, released Big Peat’s first Christmas bottling in 2011. Since then, the iconic Ileach fisherman…

Johnnie Walker Princes Street tourism investment back in its stride

Johnnie Walker Princes Street tourism investment back in its stride New website for global flagship visitor attraction launched Public offered first opportunity to sign-up to join the journey 8 September 2020: Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker, has reaffirmed its £185million investment programme in Scotch whisky and tourism as it opened the online doors to the…

7-243 Twinning – Smws

Longmorn Founded In 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thompson, the distillery began producing spirit in December of 1894.. John Duff buys out the other partners in 1897 before building a sister distillery next door (BenRiach) but soon after faces bankruptcy due to the Pattisons crash.. James R Grant takes control. 1970 the Longmorn…

Benriach’s creative past inspires future with distinctive new portfolio of single malts

Benriach Distillery, located in north Speyside, has revealed a distinctive flavour-forward portfolio of Single Malts and a new look inspired by the distillery’s creative heritage. Known for its long-standing tradition of distilling classic, peated and triple distilled whisky and a vast eclectic cask inventory sourced from around the world, the portfolio has been artistically crafted…

Buffalo Trace Releases Its Much Anticipated 2020 Antique Collection Whiskeys

Press Release.. BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES ITS MUCH ANTICIPATED 2020 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 9, 2020) Just in time for the fall, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2020 Antique Collection of whiskeys (BTAC). The highly regarded collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs….

35-259 Rumtopf Birnenbrot and Stollen

Smws Every time the Smws is mentioned within a group of whisky people it splits the room, what starts as a simple discussion generally turns a little heated at times with strong opinions being thrown around.. But lets take a look at just what its about and try to take both sides whilst drinking a…

Pour & Sup a new subscription club for whisky lovers

Whisky lovers and flavour fanatics now have a new way to enjoy the newest, most exciting and much-loved expressions: introducing Pour & Sip. Pour & Sip is an exciting and flexible platform for drinks discovery, tailored to customers and with community, accessibility and inclusion at its core. Each month, customers receive a selection of five…

The Gathering – SMWS

Press Release It’s been tough to gather with loved ones this year, but nothing can stop us from celebrating our amazing membership, whether we can travel in person or not. We’ll be celebrating all things Society at The Gathering from 31 August, with a week-long programme of physical and digital events, tastings and festivals happening…

A Chat With Stuart Macpherson

The whisky circus had the pleasure of sitting down with the Master of Wood for the Macallan.. A great learning curve of how things actually work behind the scenes…

Bimber Sherry Cask #46

Bimber When you think of a distillery the first thing you picture is the pagoda style roof, maybe the white washed walls and in many cases the array of warehouses surrounding the main buildings.. But.. Forget that when you think of Bimber, located in the middle of an industrial area within the UK’s capital, Bimber…

Simplicity is never obtainable

Do you ever just sit back with a dram and just drink away the night ? I expect most of you will probably have answered yes to that question but the problem I have when you regularly review the whiskies in your glass is not been able to distinguish those drams for review and those…

THE GLENDRONACH SET TO RELEASE SECOND EXPRESSION FIT FOR A KINGSMAN

THE GLENDRONACH SET TO RELEASE SECOND EXPRESSION FIT FOR A KINGSMAN The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, the second expression created in collaboration with Matthew Vaughn, to mark the upcoming release of “The King’s Man” by 20th Century Studios and MARV, coming to theatres…

GreatDrams’ Winter 2020 Outturn Available Now

GreatDrams’ Winter 2020 Outturn Available Now  We don’t do many press releases, but as an award-winning small independent bottler we wanted to get the message out about our new Winter 2020 outturn as they are all very different and have all been driven by consumer feedback and requests (sometimes demands!).  “Despite all the surreal times,…

The Single Cask Release bottle for Nhs..

The Single Cask, Press Release, 15th August 20204 year old Inchfad bottled for the NHS with profits going toHealthcare charities Independent Bottler The Single Cask have bottled a unique single cask whisky and isdonating all profits to Healthcare charities.The COVID crisis has been tough for everyone, and continues to present challenges. Theheroes of the hour…