Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2020)

The distillery was founded back in 1816 when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on a site located on the south coast of the island, one of them being Lagavulin and is believed to have taken over the other distillery in or around 1837. Owned today by Diageo, this distillery has a massive…

Edradour 10 Year Old 2009 Cask 42 – Straight From The Cask

Edradour The distillery was originally founded in 1825 and was originally named Glenforres, it wasn’t until around 1837 that the name Edradour was mentioned in any records. The distillery was for a long time regarded as Scotland’s smallest distillery, something it can no longer boast. This small distillery can still claim to be one of the more…

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel – Barrel Strength

Officially founded in 1866 making the distillery the first officially licensed distillery within the united states..  Jasper Newton Daniel or as we all know him Jack Daniels learnt his trade a few years earlier from Nathan “Nearest” Green who was a preacher and slave who later became Jacks master distiller.. Jack Daniels is today one…

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 – Cask Strength Collection

Caol Ila distillery which is located on the Island of Islay was founded back in 1846 by Hector Henderson who soon after starting production was forced to sell to Norman Buchanan in 1852, just 11 years later the Distillery was sold again to Bulloch, Lade and company, whisky Blenders who operated out of Glasgow. The…

Fettercairn 22 Year Old

Fettercairn The Fettercairn distillery was founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey. Ramsey was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making, turning away from the illicit distilling.. As with a few other distilleries of the era Sir Alexander Ramsey happily employed staff who had previously been involved with making…

Compass Box – Magic Cask

Compass Box I have looked upon Compass Box as innovative for such a long time that i often forget just how forward thinking they actually are.. We all know about the fantastic labels and weird names they come up with and the recopies that create such wonderful tasting whiskies but what we sometimes forget is…

Ben Nevis 5 Year Old 2015 – cask 10711

Just as we enter what was supposed to be a new year with new hopes that normality might be close we find ourselves right back where we were last year. The hope of normality for a lot of us just slowly drains away and is replaced with the stark fact this year will be very…

Arran 22 Year Old 1996 – Highland Laird, Bartels Whisky

The distillery was founded in 1995 and is located in the North of the island at Lochranza. The opening of the distillery was held up for a period due to a pair of Golden eagles that were breeding at the time. The Island was reportedly once home to more than 50 whisky distilleries, obviously most…

Glen Moray 14 Year Old 2006 Sauternes Cask Matured – Warehouse 1

Glen Moray Founded in 1897 and sitting on the site where the Elgin West Brewery once occupied the distillery can trace its history back to 1830 when the brewery was producing ale. The history books show that spirit first flowed at the distillery on the 13th of September 1897, this spirit was then filled into…

Brora 34 Year Old 1982 – Special Release 2017

There are several whisky that command your attention when you utter their names and Brora is one of them, along with the likes of Port Ellen, Rosebank and St Magdalene to name just a few. These whiskies don’t only command respect they demand large price tags too.. Brora is no exception to this rule, established…

Tennessee Rye Whisky 4 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Here we go again.. Some mysterious distillery over the pond from Kentucky.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company, O wait, this is from That Boutique-y Rye Company, my bad.. Well, its from Boutique-y so ill just stick at that for now. Anyhow they have managed to get some Rye Whisky and yes its whisky not whiskey !…

Tomintoul Cigar Malt

Tomintoul – The Gentle Dram Founded in 1964 by Tomintoul Distillery LTD, the distillery is a large producer of whisky for both the single malt market and the Blended whisky industry. The whisky is produced in  quantity, without compromising quality. There is the capacity to produce 3.3 million litres of pure Alcohol each year for…

Deanston 21 Year Old 1997 – Palo Cortado Cask Finish

Deanston Deanston distillery is located on the banks of the river Teith just outside the town of Stirling and on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, owned by the Distell group the distillery was founded back in 1965 and is located within a re furnished weavers / cotton mill believed to…

A year of misery.. 2020

First of all Happy New Year to you all. I honestly was not going to bother with a summery of 2020 this year, i suspect like so many others it will only end up telling you how shit 2020 has been. But.. 2020 did actually bring some highlights for me so instead of talking about…

Bunnahabhain 11 Year Old 2007 – French Brandy Cask Finish

Bunnahabhain Founded in 1881, Bunnahabhain distillery is located on the fabled island of Islay. Bunnahabhain translates to the mouth of the river ( the river Margadale is located nearby and is the source of water for all the production ) and with its ever changing weather and rugged landscapes Islay isn’t a place for the…

Tobermory 23 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

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…

J.J. Corry The Hanson – Batch 2

It seems that every day there is another name starting to be whispered within the whisky world for those who care to listen, although not new the whispers are getting a lot louder and with a little Irish accent its saying the Irish whiskey scene is gathering pace and does not look like its going…

Three Ships 12 Year Old

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 and Bains single grain whisky that are both produced at this versatile distillery. After a large amount…