World Whisky Blend – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

We all know Blends are so inferior to Single malts, obviously, no one drinks them, they are poor quality, and just chucked together in some mysterious way.. Well that’s actually far from the reality, blends are the biggest selling commodity in the whisky sector, far outstripping the single malt market. It is also a myth…

Compass Box Hedonism

Compass Box They dared to be different !! They set the bar for blends ! They innovated the way we think about whisky ! They made Blended whisky, Blended Malts trendy again !! They got into trouble with the SWA. They gave us very trendy and unique whisky labels. But most importantly they gave us…

Water Proof Blended Malt Whisky

Water Proof Whisky What the hell !! Water Proof whisky, what’s that all about ? Well my fellow whisky nerds it isn’t whisky that is waterproof that’s for sure.. A week or so ago I was contacted to see if I would take a look at a new whisky that was about to be released,…

10 Year Old King of Trees

Whisky Works The second release under scrutiny is this 10 year old blend aptly named King of trees.. The official line is that this has seen a finishing period in Scottish oak.. “This whisky employs a rare maturation process – using wood from two centuries-old Scottish Oak trees wind-felled on a Highland estate. Scottish Oak…

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…

Johnnie Walker Swing – 1970s Bottling

Johnnie Walker John Walker was born on the 25th of July 1805 into a farming family, his father died in 1819 and the farm was sold with the money getting invested into a grocery, wine and spirits shop on the high street of Kilmarnock. John ran the shop as a teenager and built up the…

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…

The Blended Whisky Company – The Xl Blend Batch 1

The XL Blend   This sample is from The blended whisky Company ( Tbwc … Now that’s familiar!! ) and is quite simply named The XL Blend and when you do any searches you get a limited amount of information, it seems the company is about releasing high quality, old fashioned blended whisky that reminds…

White Walker – Johnnie Walker (Winter is coming)

Game of Thrones – Winter is coming Or so they say.. Game of Thrones is one of the biggest series to hit the Tv screens in a long time, based on a series of fantasy novels named A song of ice and fire.. Set in a fictional seven Kingdoms of Westeros and Essos and based…