GarnHeath 42 Year Old – Cask 11209- XOP

Garnheath The history behind the Garnheath distillery is pretty short unfortunately, founded in 1964 and sadly closed and demolished in 1986,  the distillery only produced grain whisky for such a short time, and although the annual capacity was 15,000,000 proof gallons, most would have gone straight into blends.. The fact we have any liquid to…

The Hanson – JJ Corry

When we talk about whisky, most of us instantly think of Scotland, it is inevitable, but, don’t overlook Irish Whiskey.. A while back I was introduced to a new concept, well I say new, maybe I should say reborn, Irish bonders.. The original way of buying a lot of the whisky in days gone past…

Cameronbridge 27 Year Old 1991 – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Cameronbridge Distillery Cameronbridge is not only the oldest grain distillery in Europe, its also the largest producer of grain whisky in Europe. Founded in 1824 by John Haig, who installed a Patent still which had been invented by his cousin Robert Stein in 1829, this was to enable him to produce grain whisky on a…

Port Dundas 13 Year Old 2004 – Douglas Laing

Port Dundas Founded in 1811 on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal and installing the first Coffey still in 1832, this distillery was once the largest Grain producer of its type, merging with its sister distillery Cowlairs in 1860 and with both sites operating Coffey stills the production in 1885 was hitting 2…

Girvan 40 Year Old – Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing If you have listened to me in the past you will know I have a respect for the independent bottler Douglas Laing ! The quality they keep offering the customer is second to none ! As an indie bottler they have set the standard for a long time in my eyes and with…

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…

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…

Cambus 28 year old – batch 11 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Cambus Distillery The Cambus Distillery dates back to 1806 when John Mowbray converted a derelict mill situated next to the river Devron close to the Forth estuary. The business was not registered until 1813, land registration was filed soon after. 1823 see’s the distillery producing its first grain whisky. In 1851 the Distillery was expanded…

Strathclyde 31 year old – Batch 4 Single Grain

Strathclyde Strathclyde distillery was founded in 1927 by Seager Evans and Co and was built on the site of an old cotton mill and was initially intended to produce neutral spirit for Gin production, the first spirit started to run off the still in 1928. The company was then acquired by the New York based…

Invergordon 45 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company When you find a company that you trust to bottle quality whisky it’s hard to look beyond them, I am lucky in that I have 3 such indi bottlers that when I see certain bottles released I don’t need to think twice about buying the product.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company is…

Cameronbridge 39 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Cameronbridge This is the grain distillery that should I suppose be classed as the major league monster of grain whisky production, recognised as the largest producer of grain whisky in Europe this diageo owned distillery was founded in 1813 but records show a licence was not granted until 1824 when John Haig the grandson of…

29 Year old Glaswegian Single Grain

Whisky Works A few weeks ago I was contacted and asked if I would like to take part in a live tasting of two releases from The Whisky Works.. Well of course I would..  Wait.. Who ? Is it ignorance on my behalf that I don’t know who or what this company is about? Well…

There’s an E in these tri Teeling Whiskies

Teeling Whiskey Teeling whisky can trace its heritage back to 1782 when Walter Teeling opened up a  distillery In Marrowbone lane in the  Liberties area of Dublin which was at the time named the “Golden Triangle “ due to the number of distilleries operating in that area. The distillery was later bought out by the…

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…

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…

North British 26 year old Batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It’s day 6 from the Boutiquey Whisky Company Advent Calendar.. And we have this 26 year old north British single grain.. The North British Distillery Company was established in 1885 by Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John Crabbie. They built the Distillery on the outskirts of Edinburgh and started producing spirit in the September of…

North British 27yo Single Grain.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

It’s raining grain.. Ok let me explain, at the time of writing this review here in the uk we are in the middle of the harvest season, it only seems right I review a single grain whisky ! That Boutique-y Whisky Company is at the moment bottling some stupendous single grains !! And this North…

Cambus 24 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Cambus Distillery 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…