Blend #1 18 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company “ Who are you, Who are you.. “  Well that’s easy to answer, That Boutiquey Whisky Company are an award winning independent bottler who belong under the umbrella of Atom brands.. The company are becoming one of the big boys within the whisky world’s independent bottlers, boasting a very impressive count…

Glendronach 19 year old – 1995

Glendronach Founded in 1826 by a consortium including James Allardice in Forgue, Aberdeenshire and was only the second distillery to apply for a license to legally produce alcohol under the 1823 Excise Act.. Part of the distillery was destroyed by fire in 1837 and in 1852 Walter Scott takes control of the distillery but dies…

Big Peat Celebrates Ten Year Tenure in Scotch Whisky Industry

Press Release..     Big Peat Celebrates Ten Year Tenure in Scotch Whisky Industry Douglas Laing & Co, the independent family Scotch Whisky firm behind the “Remarkable Regional Malts”, celebrates a decade of their Islay Malt with a commemorative Big Peat 10 Years Old bottling. Inspired by a vintage scrap book, the label features a…

Bain’s 15 year old Single Grain Whisky

Bain’s Single Grain Whisky   South African single Grain whisky is once again under the microscope at the ocdwhisky headquarters but this time I am delighted to have the 15 year old version at hand. This is the new edition recently released into the travel retail market..Initially there was 2000 bottles released around June 2018…

Royal Brackla 11 year old – The Single Cask

Royal Brackla Royal Brackla was founded in 1812 by William Fraser and in 1833 the distillery was the first of only three distilleries allowed to use the “Royal” in the official name. In 1852, William hands the distillery over to Robert Fraser and co who run the distillery until 1897 when the distillery then runs…

TOBERMORY DISTILLERY CELEBRATES RELAUNCH WITH NEW SIGNATURE EXPRESSION

Press Release   TOBERMORY DISTILLERY CELEBRATES RELAUNCH WITH NEW SIGNATURE EXPRESSION   One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Tobermory, is celebrating its return to production following a 24 month intermission during which time the distillery team have been obsessively perfecting and crafting a new signature expression – Tobermory 12 Year Old. During the past two years,…

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Press Release   Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition   Loch Lomond Group has launched the Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition (46.8% ABV) in the UK, the oldest expression ever to be released from the now lost Littlemill distillery. The precious liquid, distilled by what is rumoured to be…

Glen Moray Single Cask #1164

Glen Moray In an age where bottles of whisky are fetching astonishing figures, selling as investments rather than something to be drunk and arriving in the finest Lalique glass decanters, distilleries boasting long lost or rediscovered casks that have suddenly been located in dark dusty corners, there is a distillery quietly getting on with what…

The Bartenders Malt – Auchentoshan

The New Malt Order You would be forgiven if you thought you were about to read something from the WWE wrestling as “ The new malt order “ as Auchentoshan have aptly named the new concept they have, well I say new, this is now a few years old but to be honest I’ve stayed…

Glentauchers 20 year old – The Single Cask

Todays review is for a single cask  from independent bottlers “The Single Cask “ .. These guys are not just bottlers of whisky but also offer full casks for sale of both fully matured whisky and new make, they also have a whisky bar aptly named “The Single Cask” although it is a little trip…

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

The James Sedgwick Distillery Officially founded in 1886 the James Sedgwick Distillery ( which is the only commercial whisky distillery on the continent of Africa ) has only been producing whisky since 1990 and is well known for the Three Ships brands that are also produced at this versatile distillery. This Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky…

White Peaks and Stocking Tops

Another English distillery and another whisky trying to muscle itself into the ever growing array of liquids to hit the shelfs which then scream out for us unsuspecting souls to part with our hard earned cash.. I am of course referring to White Peak distillery which is nestled on the banks of the river Derwent…

Burns Night.. A celebration of Robert Burns..

Anyone who is interested in the Scottish history will have heard the name of Robert Burns.. Born 25th January 1759 in Alloway Scotland, Rabbie as more commonly known is probably the most famous poet to come from Scotland, and is also known by the names of “the bard of Ayrshire” or “ploughman poet” but whatever…

Auchentoshan 10 year old Batch 6 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It’s Toshan time again at the ocdwhisky offices and yet another offering from the award winning Independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company .. Auchentoshan The distillery itself was founded in 1823 although there is evidence that the distillery actually existed before 1823 under the name of Duntocher which was first mentioned in 1817.. Officially founded…

A touch of elegance meets Sophistication

As my journey into whisky continues I find myself falling in love with more and more distilleries and Glen Scotia is just the latest in a long line.. Glen Scotia Distillery Located in the Campbeltown the distillery  was founded in 1832 by two families ( the Stewart’s and Galbraith families ) who ran the distillery…

2019 and beyond

Hello again and welcome to 2019.. It has taken a little longer than I expected for me to sit down again and want to write something more on whisky in 2019 and let’s face it we are well into January already.. The year actually started in the same way as 2018 ended and that was…

Douglas Laing Rings in Lunar New Year with Three Exclusive Bottlings

Press Release..     Douglas Laing Rings in Lunar New Year with Three Exclusive Bottlings Scotch Whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co announce the release of their Year of the Pig Limited Edition bottlings in celebration of the Lunar New Year.    The Lunar New Year is among the most celebrated Chinese traditions and Douglas Laing…