Isle of Arran Distillers eye spring 2019 opening for Lagg Distillery

Press Release.. Isle of Arran Distillers eye spring 2019 opening for Lagg Distillery Construction of the Isle of Arran Distillers second distillery on the south of the island is on track to be completed and open to the public by spring 2019.   The most recent milestone at the Lagg Distillery is the completion of…

The Kikou.. Single cask from Akashi Distillery

I have to admit I have not had many whiskies from Japan so tasting this one was always going to be special.. ( picture courtesy of Dekanta) The kikou single cask is is as they say history in a bottle, the idea being that this whisky is an acknowledgement for the education of Masataka Taketsuru…

BenRiach Single casks 1992 V 1997.. batch 15.

There are a few very iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is certainly one of them in my mind, built back in 1898 the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965 where only the floor…

The Singleton.. Malt Masters Selection .

I remember many years ago reaching for a bottle of Singleton from the shelf in my local supermarket and taking it home in order to share with a few friends.. A very easy going whisky with a fairly fruity core to it.. A fairly cheap whisky that was very easy to drink and certainly couldn’t…

Cambus 24yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

The Cambus Distillery dates back to around 1806 when John Mowbray converted a derelict mill situated next to the river Devron close to the Forth estuary. The business was registered in 1813 with land registration coming soon after, 1823 see’s  the distillery producing its first grain whisky.  In 1851 the Distillery was expanded and a…

BenRiach Release – Single casks, Batch 15,

Press Release..   Continuing its journey pushing the boundaries of malt alchemy, BenRiach distillery has released Batch 15 of its cask bottling programme. BenRiach holds some of the most experimental casks in Speyside, making it uniquely placed to offer a multi-faceted range of casks in both unpeated and Highland peated styles. Each year, Master Blender…

BenRiach 10yo Tripple Distilled.

This expression is a little different from the usual Malts produced at BenRiach and most other Scotch producing distilleries as the majority of distilleries in Scotland practice double distillation with the odd one using either 2.something or the tripple distillation technique for which the Irish whiskies are more well known for.. Generally the use of…

FATHER’S DAY MEMBERSHIP OFFER FROM THE SMWS..

  FATHER’S DAY MEMBERSHIP OFFER We all know that great whisky tastes even better when shared with someone special. In celebration of Father’s Day this month, we’re offering you the chance make your dad feel special all year round, with membership of the SMWS plus commemorative bottling 36.142 For a dignified dad for only £130….

Plans for a new distillery at Craggan announced

Plans for a new distillery at Craggan announced Plans have been announced for a new distillery at Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey. It would become the first new malt whisky distillery to be built in the Cairngorms National Park since its creation in 2003. The multi million pound investment by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd is expected to…

WHISKY AUCTION EXPECTED TO MAKE HISTORY

Press Release..     WHISKY AUCTION EXPECTED TO MAKE HISTORY A bottle of three-year-old single malt whisky is set to break the record for the most expensive English whisky sold at auction, an historic moment which will confirm the country’s young industry as an authentic new world challenger to the established distilleries North of the…

Caol Ila Distillers Edition.. 2001-2013

Caol Ila distillery was founded back in 1846 by Hector Henderson who soon after  operations started was forced to sell to Norman Buchanan in 1852, just 11 years later the Distillery was sold again to Bulloch, Lade and company who were Blenders located in Glasgow. Re-built and expanded in 1879 the Distillery was soon producing…

Highland Park.. The Light.

Highland Park, “The Light”  is the follow up  release to “The Dark” ( obvious I know) and is another limited release ( ok 28,000 bottles is not exactly limited) With focuses more aimed at the lighter side of Highland Park with the use of re fill American oak casks.. Bottled at 52.9 % abv this…

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ‘Discovery’ range of single malt Scotch whiskies

Press Release..   Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ‘Discovery’ range of single malt Scotch whiskies Family-run single malt whisky creators, Gordon & MacPhail, has announced the launch of ‘Discovery’, a new range that is part of the company’s commitment to strengthen and streamline the brand’s portfolio. The range of carefully selected whiskies is grouped and…

Balvenie First fill (bottle your own)

One of the best things about visiting a distillery for me is the chance to try whisky direct from the cask, it gives you that feeling that your part of something special, then when you get the chance to bottle whisky from the cask it just makes it all that bit more special..  These days…

Speyside visit 2018.

A superb visit to Scotland has just come to an end with most of it based around Speyside.. The trip up north started at just after midnight on Tuesday with the first destination being Deanston distillery and  a long overdue meeting with Stephen Woodcock .. A very detailed tour, a barrage of questions and the…

Dalbeallie Dram V Cask #7389 from Tamdhu.

During a recent live twitter tasting hosted by Steve Rush from the Whisky wire and paired up with a tasting at the Tamdhu distillery for the Spirit of Speyside festival I was extremely lucky to try both these stunning examples from this Speyside distillery. Founded back in 1896 with the first spirit flowing in 1897…

Smws release some special’s for the Feis Ile festival

Feis Ile festival has arrived! This year SMWS have three promotional memberships on offer, which you can use to ‘cast your vote’ on their regional preference. Please see below for details: Memberships Islay – Membership + Islay bottle – £110 (save £20) Speyside – Membership + Speyside bottle – £110 (save £10) ‘Split Decision’ – Membership + Mixed Festival Discovery…

Highland Park.. Dragon..

Founded way back in 1798 by David Robertson,  Highland Park sits on a site previously used by Magnus Eunson to distill illicit whisky.. The distillery is well known for the use of its Nordic history and the continuous use of Norse mythology to name its whisky. Starting way back in the early parts of the…