Sherry, Its all about the Sherry

Today on The Whisky Circus we had two fantastic guests who educated us all on the world of Sherry and Sherried Whisky..   Gordon Dundas of Glengoyne, Tamdhu and the soon to be re-opened Rosebank shared stories, information and obviously a dram or three with our friends within the Circus tent.. Erik Burgess also shared…

Puffing Billy – Steam Vodka

Vodka.. But I don’t drink Vodka !! When I was first approached to take a look at this product I immediately pictured the scene from Indiana Jones where the girl and some Russian chap were slinging shots back to see who would be the last one standing.. this kind of scene is repeated all over…

The Whisky Circus Meets Andy Watts

Within the Whisky Circus we pride ourselves on bringing the best guests to a town near you.. In these days of uncertainty and just like the days of old, the circus is coming to town.. Andy Watts is the Whisky creator for Distell, one of the leading spirits companies in the world.. Today we at…

JJ Corry founder Louise McGuane Comes to the Circus

Irish whiskey is on the rampage and who better to talk about the Irish upsurge than the first Irish Bonder in living memory. JJ Corry founder Louise McGuane agreed to come and chat with us and along with the Brand ambassador Niamh we were treated to yet another insightful session with banter, informative information and…

Glen Moray – Marsala Cask

The Whisky Circus Meets Glen Moray In these dark times of lockdown strange things begin to happen, people from all walks of life come together and begin to chat, groups are formed, alliances made and then Zoom.. As if it wasn’t bad enough that we get together and chat, we now sit down and drink…

The Hanson – JJ Corry

When we talk about whisky, most of us instantly think of Scotland, it is inevitable, but, don’t overlook Irish Whiskey.. A while back I was introduced to a new concept, well I say new, maybe I should say reborn, Irish bonders.. The original way of buying a lot of the whisky in days gone past…

Glen Scotia launches the first ever online Campbeltown Malts Festival experience

Glen Scotia launches the first ever online Campbeltown Malts Festival experience ·       Exclusive Glen Scotia Dunnage Tasting Boxes to be released ahead of festival  ·       Charles MacLean hosts tasting video introducing Glen Scotia Limited Edition 14 yo Tawny Port Finish  Following the cancellation of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 which had been scheduled to run from 19-21 May 2020, the Glen Scotia Distillery has unveiled…

Bimber announce – Bimber Klub..

Bimber Klub: a whisky experience that lasts a lifetime London’s award-winning Bimber Distillery today announced the opening of ‘Bimber Klub’, a new membership option that provides a lifetime of whisky experiences for the growing number of Bimber enthusiasts.   A one-off £40 membership grants Klub members a variety of benefits, including:   A welcome pack…

Auchentoshan 9 Year Old – Highland Laird

Bartels Another independent bottler that has suddenly commanded my attention, they offer quality liquid at very good prices and are not afraid to offer up younger whiskies, so this can only be a good thing right ? Right.. Of course its a good thing, age is relatively un important when it comes to whisky, the…

The Whisky Circus Goes To France..

An In – Depth Chat with David Roussier from the Warenghem Distillery.. Today on the whisky circus we were privileged to chat to David Roussier from French whisky distillery Warenghem.. Located within the Lannion region of Brittany.. Here we learn all about the French way of doing whisky and get side tracked a little.. So…

A Chat with David Fitt – The English Whisky Company

I recently had the opportunity to join the ranks of the English Whisky Company as a whisky Ambassador and one of my first jobs was to run a live tasting for the recently released small batch Rum cask. Today I had the chance to chat live to David Fitt who created the Small Batch and…

The Whisky Circus Rides Again

The Whisky Circus – Iain Allan The whisky circus was back in town and although the clowns behaved themselves today, we still had lots of fun.. Iain Allan from Glen Moray was our special guest this week. Iain gave us a great insight into what goes on within the distillery, so pour a coffee, a…

Bedouin tents and spice markets

I have had so many conversations over “opinions” when it comes to whisky, argued over tasting notes and thought processes for over elaborate notes and what is and isn’t important.. The only thing I can say to those who disagree with me is FINE.. My opinion and style is my own, it isn’t written as…

The Good Ole Day’s and Macallan

A Macallan and a memory Do you remember not so long ago when we all had a normal life ? The world has changed over the last few months and “normal” just does not seem to be a word we can associate with anymore, given the total change in the way most of us are…

The Whisky Circus

The Whisky Circus Is In Town The whisky Circus is in Town.. Just about everyone will be wondering what the hell am I talking about.. An idea turned into reality.. There’s a saying ” What happens in the whisky circus should never be discussed outside the whisky circus ” not because its top secret or…

World Whisky Blend – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

We all know Blends are so inferior to Single malts, obviously, no one drinks them, they are poor quality, and just chucked together in some mysterious way.. Well that’s actually far from the reality, blends are the biggest selling commodity in the whisky sector, far outstripping the single malt market. It is also a myth…

Cameronbridge 27 Year Old 1991 – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Cameronbridge Distillery Cameronbridge is not only the oldest grain distillery in Europe, its also the largest producer of grain whisky in Europe. Founded in 1824 by John Haig, who installed a Patent still which had been invented by his cousin Robert Stein in 1829, this was to enable him to produce grain whisky on a…

Glentauchers 10 Year Old – Great Drams

When you are told you have to stay home and not venture out, don’t go to work unless you really have to, it suddenly dawns on you how precious life and freedom actually is.. Over the last few weeks I have been able or maybe I have had to still work is a better description,…