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…

Fettercairn 12 year old PX

Fettercairn It is always a pleasure to visit distilleries and Fettercairn is certainly a distillery that everyone should try to get to! the rolling hills in the background, surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside add to that a very friendly welcome, what more could you possibly ask for ? Ok maybe a little whisky helps…..

WHISKY ILLUMINATI LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SOLARIA SERIES

Press Release..   WHISKY ILLUMINATI LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SOLARIA SERIES The three-part release of the Solaria Series follows the inaugural Candlelight Series launched in 2018 Whisky Illuminati, an independent bottler specialising in premium single cask Scotch whisky, today unveils what it believes to be an industry first with the launch of the Solaria Series: a three-part…

Glendronach 1993 Cask 416 Batch 17

Glendronach From the very first sip of a Glendronach 15 I had I was hooked, the sheer delight it gave me just made my senses dance and gave me a determination to get as much of this liquid as I could.. I know in theory I was spoiled as the 15 was closer to being…

Partnership boost puts Yorkshire start-up distillery on national map

Press Release..   Partnership boost puts Yorkshire start-up distillery on national map   A Yorkshire-based start-up gin and whisky distillery has partnered with three leading UK stockists to supply a range of its award-winning gins.   Based in Sutton-on-the-Forest, North Yorkshire, Cooper King Distillery has added a further three leading brands to its portfolio including…

Here’s the rope..

It always tickles me when I hear people moaning about the small things in life, so many of us have very little to really moan about in life but as a species we have to make something so trivial into something that makes us feel like life itself is about to end.. Why is it…

INTRODUCING WHISTLEPIG DOUBLE MALT RYE AGED 18 YEARS

Press Release..   INTRODUCING WHISTLEPIG DOUBLE MALT RYE AGED 18 YEARS 79% RYE  | 15% MALTED RYE  | 6%MALTED BARLEY This rare release is the result of a long-awaited experiment in how grain affects flavor early in the whiskey-making process, in particular, the bygone practice of malting rye.  The Double Malt mash bill innovates on a traditional practice of malting…

Glen Moray 21-Year-Old Portwood Finish Single Malt Whisky Added to Core Range

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery adds to the Elgin Heritage Collection with the launch of Glen Moray 21-Year-Old Portwood Finish Single Malt Whisky Glen Moray Distillery is launching today its latest addition to the Glen Moray Elgin Heritage Collection: Glen Moray 21-Year-Old Portwood Finish Single Malt Whisky at the Whisky Fringe Festival 2019 in…

Glendronach 1995 Cask 3040 Batch 17

Glendronach The wait is finally over for us Glendronach fans with the announcement of batch 17, this series of single cask bottling’s is now the signal for so many fans to begin the mad scramble for a bottle or two.. As with last years Release this batch 27 is also split into bottles for Europe…

Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project

Press Release..   Glen Moray Launches new addition to the Curiosity Collection: Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project   Glen Moray Distillery is delighted to announce the launch of the second limited-edition single malt whisky in the Curiosity Collection: Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project, which is UK exclusive release.   After the…

NEW WHISKY AND GIN SHOWCASE MEY’S ROYAL SPIRIT

Press Release..   NEW WHISKY AND GIN SHOWCASE MEY’S ROYAL SPIRIT A gin made with herbs gathered from around the walls of the Castle of Mey and a rare, limited edition single cask whisky from Glen Ord distillery have been launched by a brand inspired by HRH Prince Charles. The launch of the two products…

The Glendronach Introduces Single Cask Batch 17 Release

Press Release..   THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES CASK BOTTLING BATCH 17: FOURTEEN HAND SELECTED CASKS FROM 1990 TO 2007 The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the release of the seventeenth batch of its acclaimed Cask Bottling programme. Fourteen casks dating from 1990 to 2007 have been personally selected by Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, specially…

Introducing the 2019 Summer Collection from Gordon & MacPhail

Press Release..   Gordon & MacPhail honours silent distilleries with rare whisky releases Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled its Summer Collection, which includes some of the oldest ever whisky releases from two silent distilleries. Gordon & MacPhail 1969 from Dallas Dhu Distillery With only 176 bottles of the Gordon &…

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…