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…

Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 5

Do you remember the good old days when we had Abunadh ? Well that beast of a dram was kind of replaced by this Casg Annamah or “Rare cask” to you and I… Although the beloved Abunadh is still going it has reached the dizzying heights of batch 68 or somewhere around there and has…

Virgin Oak Finish – Glen Moray

Glen Moray Distillery Exclusive The Bottle Your Own scene seems to be everywhere these days and although most distilleries are strict on you only getting a bottle when visiting the distillery some will be friendly and bottle you one up if you ask nicely.. Glen Moray is one of those distilleries and although some argue…

Glen Moray 15 Year Old 2005 Tokaji Finish – Warehouse 1

13th September 1897… What is significant about this date ? it is the day spirit started to run from the stills at Glen Moray !! Possibly the most underrated distillery in Scotland by the masses, why ? Well if you walk into most supermarkets especially within the Uk you will find a whisky called Glen…

Bold new Scotch Whisky brand revealed by Loch Lomond Group

Press Release Bold new Scotch Whisky brand revealed by Loch Lomond Group  Multi award winning drinks distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has revealed a new Single Grain Scotch Whisky: Spearhead.    The new expression showcases pioneering craftsmanship and whisky-making techniques which create a lighter spirit, aiming to encourage more drinkers to enter the world of whisky. …

VETERAN WHISKY MASTER VENTURES INTO RUMAS MACNAIR’S IS REBRANDED

Press Release.. VETERAN WHISKY MASTER VENTURES INTO RUM AS MACNAIR’S IS REBRANDED   Whisky icon Billy Walker delves into a new spirit category as MacNair’s becomes a Spirits House encompassing whisky and rum     Independently owned and managed whisky firm, The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, led by industry stalwart Billy Walker, is unveiling its first-ever…

5.72 Scaramango – Smws

There are those who say Auchentoshan is a soft, floral dram and perfect for those with a delicate palate. I cant exactly argue with that notion but i will say that when you get to try some of their single casks you begin to understand that this distillery can compete on so many levels. The…

The Gladstone Blends

Over the years it has become quite noticeable that blends are starting to be acknowledged a little more than before, they still carry the notion that they are in some way inferior to single malts and should only be drunk with a handful of ice and with a glug of soda or water but thats…

Auchentoshan 24yo – Distillery Exclusive

Its interesting that as i write my second review for the current Auchentoshan Bottle your own casks, social media is exploding with the rage against collecting. Recently there has been several complaints or maybe even hundreds of complaints towards the hardships of getting hold of bottles for a collection. Personally i find nothing wrong here…

Auchentoshan Bordeaux Cask 670

It feels like i am always looking at another single cask from Auchentoshan these days, i have a few more to come but todays release is another official release, i say release it is another from the BYO stable available from the distillery.. It is fair to say the Auchentoshan distillery still holds a soft…

A little No Nonsense Whisky

When approached to look at whisky for companies or give opinions to friends upon whiskies i always feel pressure as you never want to upset them or offend with honest opinions. Upsetting them does seem to come easier on occasions than it should be though. So when i was recently approached by Vin over at…

Scallywag Whisky – The Ultimate Chocolate Companion

Scallywag Whisky – The Ultimate Chocolate Companion World Chocolate Day is just around the corner (Wednesday 7thJuly) and to commemorate the indulgent occasion, Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky reveals its annual special bottling: Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4. The fourth release is a marriage of 100% Sherry maturedSingle Cask Single Malts only from…

A tale of two blends

Blended whisky astonishingly is still liked upon with distant by many for no apparent reason other than they once tried a blend and didn’t like it. The mere fact they are happy to dislike a single malt and still announce to the world that’s the category is superiors baffling. We all know the blends that…

Garnheath 47 Year Old 1974 (cask 14618) – Xtra Old Particular

Some distilleries get shouted about from the highest mountains whilst others just silently plod along doing things at their own pace, the whisky speaks for itself and with each release that comes along still manages to sell well without all the fuss that surrounds the others. Then we have those silent distilleries that suddenly become…

Glentauchers 9 Year Old 2010 – Hepburn’s Choice

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

12 Year Old English Whisky – The Single Cask

There is an interesting conception that only Scotland can produce good whisky! Whisky is being produced all around the world by countries including Sweden, Germany, India, Taiwan and even England! But ask most whisky drinkers to name those countries and England will probably be one of the last to be named, why ?  Lets look…

Blanton’s Original

Bourbon has never been a drink i have loved but that is all changing, so many friends are drinking this liquid and insisting i try different expressions. Lets wind the clock back for this story though, I can remember trying the typical supermarket bourbons and thinking these are way too sweet and oaky for me….

Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Announce “Cheers to Better Days”

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Unveils Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” Series  Leading independent bottler, Douglas Laing & Co, today reveals their Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” mini-series;comprising of a Jura 12 Years Old Single Malt, Port Dundas 16 Years Old Single Grain, Linkwood 12 Years Old Single Maltand a Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky;each from just one Single Cask.   The family firm…