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…

A journey born from the bottle..

Most reviews set out to do one thing, which to tell you exactly what a person thinks about a particular whisky. What isn’t usually explained is how that whisky makes them feel, how it changes their mood, even if it is momentarily. I have spoken briefly about how a whisky can take you on a…

GLENGLASSAUGH RELEASE COASTAL CASK COLLECTION TO CELEBRATE DISTILLERY REAWAKENING

GLENGLASSAUGH RELEASE COASTAL CASK COLLECTION TO CELEBRATE DISTILLERY REAWAKENING  Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing at the edge of Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, lay silent for over two decades before reawakening in 2008. Since then, the small, coastal distillery has gone on to release a range of award winning boutique younger whiskies and…

Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Reveals “Winter Warmer” Limited Edition

Press Release.. Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Reveal“Winter Warmer” Limited Edition   Leading distiller, blender and bottler Douglas Laing & Co todayunveils the limited edition Scallywag Cask Strength Winter Edition.  Joining the classic Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky and continually-available 10 Years Old offering, the seasonal release is strictly limited to just 3000 bottles globally. Matured exclusively in a combination of Oloroso…

Cotswolds Distillery Launches Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Press Release.. Cotswolds Distillery Launches Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky Adding to their award-winning collection of English Single Malt Whiskies, The Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce the launch of Cotswolds Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky. Their latest whisky is a marriage of Cotswolds Single Malt whiskies fully matured in American and Spanish oak hogsheads…

Kilchoman release Fino Sherry Matured Limited Edition

FINO SHERRYAvailable worldwide from this week The second of our Autumn releases comes in the form of a Fino Sherry Matured limited edition, our first global release of this cask type. The whisky has spent its full maturation in fino casks previously used by Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain, 11 fresh butts and 1 refill…

A tale of Wee Beastie

Times were hard for the Captain of the Galileo. His face was becoming tired and his body was broken from many voyages. The endless cold, dark nights where his only friend was found within the bottle of whisky that adorned his table, his hands always shaking as he reached for his next glass. What isn’t…

Dalmore 12

It has been some time since i had some Dalmore whisky and i am not sure why.. Founded back in 1839 by Alexander Matheson and today boasts a capacity of 4.3 million litres of alcohol under the ownership of Whyte and Mackay ( Emperador Inc ) With a rich history and loyal following the distillery…

Scotland’s most northerly mainland whisky distillery unveils its name – 8 Doors Distillery-

Press Release.. Limited edition launch gives whisky lovers once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of a new Scotch legacy -Scotland’s most northerly mainland whisky distillery unveils its name – 8 Doors Distillery- Whisky enthusiasts are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, through a limited edition launch offer, to buy into Scotland’s most northerly mainland Scotch distillery, which…

Glenrothes releases their oldest release to date..

Press Release.. We are proud to announce the release our first 50 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky, our oldest ever whisky Only 50 bottles will be available for sale; they are available through specialist retailers across the globe. Each buyer will be invited to an exclusive experience at The Glenrothes Highland Estate and Distillery,…

A tale of two Ten’s – 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 of…

TOMATIN LAUNCH 2006 FINO UK EXCLUSIVE

Press Release.. SWEET & SAVOURY: TOMATIN LAUNCH 2006 FINO UK EXCLUSIVE 1st October 2020 – Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery, has today announced the release of a limited-edition 2006 Fino expression, launching exclusively to the UK market. The 2006 Fino expression was initially matured for 13 years at Tomatin Distillery on the 10th November 2006, and…

COMPASS BOX CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

20 Years of Game-Changing Reinvention  Having released more than 100 whiskies since forming Compass Box on October 23, 2000, John Glaser has proved that Scotch whisky can be more than the rules that traditionally define the spirit. At every turn, Compass Box strives to do what has not been done before – such as taking…

AnCnoc announce Peatheart Batch – 2

Press Release..   We’re proud to share that today we are releasing Peatheart Batch 2 for the Global Market. anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky continues its journey ‘to the dark side’ with the global release today (30th September 2020) of Peatheart Batch 2: the second consignment of its award-winning permanent peated expression. After a limited…

Highland Park launch Cask Strength Release No. 1

Press Release.. Highland Park launch Cask Strength Release No. 1 — Straight from the cask method delivers whisky in its purest form — Orkney based distillery, Highland Park, has introduced a cask strength edition to its award-winning single malt Scotch whisky range. Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.1 will be available globally from September 2020….

GarnHeath 42 Year Old – Cask 11209- XOP

Garnheath The history behind the Garnheath distillery is pretty short unfortunately, founded in 1964 and sadly closed and demolished in 1986,  the distillery only produced grain whisky for such a short time, and although the annual capacity was 15,000,000 proof gallons, most would have gone straight into blends.. The fact we have any liquid to…

Legent Bourbon – East meets West

Its Bourbon but not as we know it !! I do sit here and wonder just how many experiments don’t ever see the light of day when it comes to the whisky world, experiments like this Legent Bourbon are certainly ones that we need to see more off, although i am guessing this sort of…

That Boutiquey Whisky Company schedule for the Virtual TWE Show

This years TWE show has unfortunately turned into a virtual festival with many of the exhibitors resorting to virtual sessions for your pleasure and the guys and girls over at Boutiquey have put together a very interesting set of events that are now listed below.. That Boutique-y Whisky Co Saturday 3rd, 5pm & Sunday 4th, 12pmWorld Whisky…

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…