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…

35.214 Without Pretence

SMWS A long running whisky club that has now been running since 1983 and was set up by a group of friends. Now recognised all around the world with thousands of enthusiastic members this once exclusive club is now probably well over subscribed.. Set up with the intention to be different the SMWS intentions was…

Benriach 14 year old Port cask batch 16

Benriach Founded in 1897 and built in 1898 the distillery sits within the Speyside region of Scotland’s whisky production. Built in a “ boom” period for whisky production the 1890s witnessed around 33 licensed distilleries built and with 21 of these located within Speyside it showed the region was the perfect setting for the production…

Teaninich 19 Year old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich The distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who owned the estate where the distillery was to be built. In 1831 John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro buys the distillery. John Munro leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850, Patterson is certainly a name you…

HIGHLY LIMITED EDITION COLIN MONTGOMERIE RELEASE TEES OFF

HIGHLY LIMITED EDITION COLIN MONTGOMERIE RELEASE TEES OFF       New triple cask matured single malt commemorates iconic Monty three wood shot   Media release                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 July 2019 Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has released its first triple cask matured single malt Scotch whisky.   The new and highly limited edition…

Loch Lomond 19 year old Royal Portrush

Loch Lomond Founded quite recently in terms of the whisky industry in 1965 and built by the Littlemill distillery company the distillery as the name suggests is located by the banks of the beautiful Loch Lomond. Although the distillery is now found at the  southern end of Loch Lomond the distillery can actually trace its…

BenRiach 9 Year Old Virgin Oak Batch 16

BenRiach Founded in 1897,  the Benriach distillery is located within the Speyside region of Scotland’s whisky making production and is today a name on most whisky drinkers wish list.. The distillery produces a multitude of different whiskies including both Un – peated and Peated expressions from several different cask types… BenRiach has now followed in…

Heaven Hill 9 Year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Heaven Hill Founded in 1935 and known as the “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery by 5 brothers from the Shapiro family and a group of investors shortly after Prohibition ended in Bardstown, Kentucky and in a time of depression and great hardship in the country it was seen by many as a bold move.. Barrel number…

10 Year Old King of Trees

Whisky Works The second release under scrutiny is this 10 year old blend aptly named King of trees.. The official line is that this has seen a finishing period in Scottish oak.. “This whisky employs a rare maturation process – using wood from two centuries-old Scottish Oak trees wind-felled on a Highland estate. Scottish Oak…

Three Ships 6 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

James Sedgwick Distillery Founded In 1886 the distillery today produces single malt, Grain and blended whiskies and is located in South Africa. Production is done with the help of two pot stills and two column stills as well as a 6 column still for producing neutral spirit.. On site there are two mash tubs, sixteen…

29 Year old Glaswegian Single Grain

Whisky Works A few weeks ago I was contacted and asked if I would like to take part in a live tasting of two releases from The Whisky Works.. Well of course I would..  Wait.. Who ? Is it ignorance on my behalf that I don’t know who or what this company is about? Well…

BENRIACH CASK BOTTLING BATCH 16 RELEASE

Press Release..   INTRODUCING BENRIACH CASK BOTTLING BATCH 16 Founded in 1898, BenRiach Distillery has long been the home of an ingenious approach to whisky distilling and cask maturation. The release of BenRiach Cask Bottling Batch 16 offers a rich insight into the eclectic cask collection from around the world residing in the warehouses of…

Cooper king Distillery starts Whisky Production

Press Release..   Yorkshire’s self-built distillery begins whisky production   A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery announced that distillation of its inaugural single malt whisky has begun. Based in Sutton-on-the-Forest, Cooper King Distillery has made the announcement following news that it sold out of its pre-order whisky casks after just 10 days of sales.   The highly…

An interview with Andy Watts

A Day In The Life – An interview with Andy Watts. I first met Andy at a festival and was blown away by his passion and down to earth mentality. Andy was more than happy to spend several minutes chatting to me about his products even though he was trying to get ready for a…

Fettercairn 12 year old

Fettercairn Founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey  who was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making.. As with a few other distilleries Sir Alexander Ramsey employed staff who had previously being involved with making illegal whisky. The distillery was sold along with the land to the Gladstone family…

Glenfarclas 2003 – Distillery Exclusive

Glenfarclas Founded in 1836 by Robert Hay this distillery is today one of the oldest family owned distilleries still in operation. Owned by the Grant family it is now in its 6th generation and still holds fast with the history of producing whisky predominantly matured in Oloroso Sherry butts.. The Sherry casks are obtained through…

Glen Scotia unveils Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish

Press Release..   Glen Scotia unveils Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish   Glen Scotia has introduced a new Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish Single Malt to celebrate its Campbeltown Malts Festival programme. The festival, which was held last month, showcases all that is unique and special about single malts from the region. In the Victorian…

Tobermory 12 year old

Tobermory 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 Sinclair prevailed and…

PORT PIPES OF DOURO VALLEY INSPIRE THE GLENDRONACH PORT WOOD

Press Release..   PORT PIPES OF DOURO VALLEY INSPIRE THE GLENDRONACH PORT WOOD Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the 19th century, The GlenDronach distillery is pleased to announce the release of The GlenDronach Port Wood. The GlenDronach distillery was established in 1826 by founder James Allardice, at a time…

Douglas Laing Unveils Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series”

Press Release…   Douglas Laing Reveals Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Award-winning Scotch Whisky creators, Douglas Laing & Co, today announce a brand extension to the Xtra Old Particular Single Cask Scotch Whisky range: XOP The Black Series. The new, luxury packaging employs monochromatic colourways complemented by gold foil detail, said to…