Dufftown 40 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Dufftown Dufftown is generally known as the capital of Speyside, boasting very easy access to many of the distilleries,  but not many ” General ” whisky drinkers will have heard of the Dufftown distillery, founded in 1895 by Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stockpole, John Symon and Charles MacPherson, the distillery was originally named the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery….

The Gael – J J Corry

J J Corry There is another name starting to be whispered for those who care to listen, with a little Irish accent its saying the Irish whiskey scene is gathering pace and does not look like its going to slow down any time soon ! The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a new breed…

13 Year Old Tennessee whisky – North Star

North Star North Star Spirits is yet another independent bottler and was founded by Iain Croucher, but it seems the actual name for the company came as most good ideas do, from his wife ! As with a lot of things in life the birth of this company came about on the back of an…

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED THE AMERICAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR..

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED THE AMERICAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR BY WHISKY MAGAZINE  Also named Best American Whiskey Visitor Attraction of the Year FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Feb. 18, 2020) –The Icons of Whisky America Awards by Whisky Magazine named Buffalo Trace Distillery the 2020 Distiller of the Year and Visitor Attraction of the Year at a recent…

Auchentoshan 21

Auchentoshan Located on the outskirts of Clydebank, Glasgow just beside the Kilpatrick hills, the Auchentoshan distillery sits nestled on the edge of a housing estate and besides a busy main road. Take a look about and you see the rolling hills, headstones in a nearby cemetery and the mighty Erskine Bridge, so just a typical…

Douglas Laing Launches Oldest Ever Port Ellen Independent Bottling

Douglas Laing Launches Oldest Ever Port Ellen Independent Bottling Family-owned Scotch Whisky firm, Douglas Laing & Co, today announces the release of its oldest ever Port Ellenbottling – an exceptional 40 Years Old Single Cask within theXtra Old Particular Black Series. Distilled in December 1979 and bottled last month (January 2020), only 299 hand-filled bottles…

Clonakilty Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey The history behind Irish whiskey is rather interesting, add to it the argument that the Irish introduced whiskey to the scots and it takes another turn.. Tracing its heritage way back Irish whiskey was once a major contributor to the infrastructure and backbone of the Irish economy. Dating back to somewhere in the…

Introducing the luxurious Tomatin 21 Year Old TR

Press Release TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE: Introducing the luxurious Tomatin 21 Year Old The new Travel Retail exclusive marks a year of exceptional growth for the distillery     13th February 2020: Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery, has today announced the latest addition to the exceptional global Travel Retail range, the 21 Year Old. The brand-new Travel…

Mackmyra Svensk Rok

Mackmyra As I sit down with this dram we are in the middle of a storm,  so a little Svensk Rok or Swedish smoke seems rather fitting, (Just set the scene )a warm log fire, big woollen jumpers and warm socks, dram in hand.. The Mackmyra smokey editions take on the aromas of peat cut…

Auchentoshan -Because I Can

Auchentoshan The Auchentoshan distillery can be found nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills and in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge. Officially founded in 1823, although it is believed 1817 is actually the official beginning of the distillery.. Auchentoshan which is Gaelic for “ the corner of the…

Svensk Ek

Mackmyra 1999… Is the year many thought the world might lose the internet, or the very way we see the world with a new millennium fast approaching, Sweden however was in the process of launching a new era in whisky production and looking at challenging the very belief whisky was a Scottish heritage. Sweden is…

Glenfiddich Select Cask

Glenfiddich What can I say about Glenfiddich that has not been said a thousand times ? Founded by William Grant in 1886, building of the distillery was completed in 1887 and the first spirit flowed Christmas day 1887.. The output from this distillery has a maximum of 13.7 million litres of alcohol per year but…

Oloroso Select Cask – Paul John

Paul John Distillery There is a special affinity to the great Indian malt here at the ocdwhisky offices, from the very first moment I tried it I knew it was quality and I am still impressed every time I sit down with a dram.. Located on the southwest coast of India, in the region of…

Pedro Ximenez Select Cask – Paul John

Paul John Its no secret that this Indian whisky is a particular favourite of mine and whenever I hear of something new coming out I get a little excited.. To my surprise I heard a few rumours a while back that there might be some additions to the core range and the word sherry was…

Douglas Laing Concludes Old Particular Elements Single Cask Collection

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Concludes Old Particular “Elements” Single Cask Scotch WhiskyCollection Leading Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co, today unveils the concluding chapter in the Old Particular “Elements” Series: Jura 12 Years Old “Water” Edition. The limited edition Single Cask series, unveiled in 2019, celebrates the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water, and the invaluable contribution each makes…

BIG PEAT COMPLETES VINTAGE TRILOGY WITH ULTIMATE RELEASE

Press Release.. BIG PEAT COMPLETES VINTAGE TRILOGY WITH ULTIMATE RELEASE     Big Peat’s Aged Trilogy Series is now complete, as “his” 27 Years Old Black Edition reaches shelves and homes all over the world.    The ultimate release in the Limited Edition collection completes the series of collectable, aged bottlings, also comprising the Gold Edition, aged 25 years and…

Satire Or just a young Malt – A basic Review

As you know I really enjoy my malt these days and to my surprise I was sent a rather unexpected sample of Malt recently, there was sadly very little information within the package but a very generous sample was provided.. I have to consider myself very lucky as I know the team at Malt don’t…

Glen Elgin 8 year old – Bartels

Glen Elgin Founded in 1898 by William Simpson and James Carle this distillery is today one of Diageo’s sleeping gems, well known for producing whisky for the blended market Glen Elgin is one of the distilleries that is loved by the indie bottlers and whisky lovers who know its reputation.. The capacity of this distillery…