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…

Invergordon 44 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Invergordon Founded In 1959 this grain distillery did not start to produce spirit until 1961, the distillery can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland. Located in the town of Invergordon which was once known by An Rudha which translates to “ the point “ , it was William Gordon who re named it…

Glen Moray has Father’s Day covered for you..

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery has an excellent range of affordable whiskies for every budget, which makes their whisky the perfect Father’s Day Gift:   Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky – £22 for 70cl ABV: 40%   In celebration of the age old tradition of maturing whisky in the…

MALT WHISKEY DISTILLING BEGINS AT ROE & CO DISTIllERY

  Press Release..     MALT WHISKEY DISTILLING BEGINS AT ROE & CO DISTILERY AHEAD OF OPENING TO VISITORS THIS MONTH    10 JUNE 2019: Diageo Reserve’s premium Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co, is set to open the doors to a new €25 million urban distillery and visitor experience this month, located in the former…

Nirvana – Paul John

Paul John Most of you will know the name of Paul John whisky, but for those of you who don’t let me tell you a secret… It’s bloody good single malt whisky from India !! We know India is full of sunshine and glorious sandy beaches as well as it’s fair share of poverty.. It’s…

Not backing down..

It always brings a little smile when I receive some of the snotty comments that have been hitting my spam inbox recently, well I say recently it has been going on for a while.. Id just like to make it clear though that if you can’t be bothered to add a name or email address…

A day in the life – An Interview with Stewart Walker.

An interview with Stewart Walker. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Stewart Walker (Distillery manager at Fettercairn) when I visited a few weeks ago ( 17th May 2019 ) When you arrive at the distillery, like so many others you are greeted with white walls and stunning scenery, you then walk past one of…

Big Peat 26 year old

Douglas Laing Independent bottlers don’t come any bigger than Douglas Laing.. Established in 1948 and now into the third generation of the family this independent bottler prides itself upon releasing some of the finest single casks of single malt whisky, single grain whisky as well as some exceptional blended malt whiskies and blends.. The company…

Littlemill 25 year old

Littlemill Littlemill was the first proven licensed distillery believed to date back to 1772, classed as a lowland malt this distillery is now long gone.. The original license is believed to have been granted by the justice of the peace on the 2nd November 1773 to Robert Muir of Littlemiln in order to produce and…

Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Release

Macallan Founded in 1824 when a license was granted to Alexander Reid in order to produce whisky under the name of Elchies Distillery.. It isn’t until 1892 when Roderick Kemp buys the distillery and re names it Macallan – Glenlivet that we start to recognise the Macallan name.. The name Macallan ’ is most likely derived…

Miltonduff 10 year old – Claxton’s

Miltonduff Officially founded in 1824 when Andrew Peary and Robert Bain obtained a license for a property that had previously operated as an illicit distillery known as Milton distillery. Over the years the distillery changes hands several times and in 1936 the distillery is transferred to Hiram Walker Gooderham and Warts who later transferred administration…

Balblair – A look at the new range

Balblair Founded back in 1790 by James McKeddy this highland distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries and with a possible history tracing back to an earlier date of 1749 it certainly has the right to boast about its age.. The distillery today actually sits in a different location to the original site, in…

Longmorn 10 – 2008 from Claxton’s

Longmorn Founded In 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thompson the distillery began producing spirit in December of 1894.. John Duff buys out the partners in 1897 before building a sister distillery next door ( BenRiach) but soon after faces bankruptcy due to the Pattisons crash.. James R Grant takes control. 1970 the Longmorn…

Tobermory 24 year old – Claxton’s

Tobermory Founded In 1798 by John Sinclair after applying for the lease of a 57 acre site named Ledaig in 1797 with the intention  to build his distillery along with housing.. Initially a licence to distill was rejected with only a brewing licence granted but John Sinclair prevailed and opened the Ledaig distillery.. The distillery…

Timorous Beastie 18 year old

Douglas Laing Established In 1948,  Douglas Laing are one of the biggest names in the independent bottler sector of the whisky industry.. Renowned for the quality of single casks, blends and innovative ideas the company have one of the most impressive ranges of whiskies available in today’s market.. With a portfolio second to none Douglas…

Twisted Tattoo – Highland Park

Highland Park Founded In 1798 by David Robertson on the site where an illicit still had run under the watchful eye of smuggler and business man Magnus Eunson ( A name most Highland Park fans will know ) . Highland Park distillery is located on the rugged island of Orkney, the island has a long…