Auchroisk 12 Year Old Batch 7 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchroisk Founded in 1974 Auchroisk was built with the purpose of supplying whisky for the blend sector and still to this day that is the main intention, with a capacity to produce 5.9 million litres with its 8 stills, 8 stainless steel washbacks and a shortish fermentation time of around 53 hours,  this distillery is…

Blair Athol 21 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Blair Athol Blair Athol Distillery was founded in 1798 by John Stewart and Ralph Robertson and is the predecessor to the name Blair Athol which came into use when John Robertson expanded the distillery in 1825. Production ceased in 1932 and remained mothballed until it has an extensive re build and re opens in 1949…

Teaninich 11 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850. The distillery changes hands…

New York Distilling Company 2 Year old

New York Distilling Company and Prohibition Prohibition.. We all know the stories around this era of Americas distilling history and although this happened many years ago the ripple effects are still noticeable throughout America even today.. The first signs of Prohibition came around in the 1820s and ’30s when a wave of religious revivalism swept…

Speyside #3 8 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Day 2.. You wait for a bus, none arrive and then 2 turn up at once.. What am I talking about ? Well sometimes when independent bottlers get their hands on some certain distilleries they just cant name them for legal reasons and although this is only a handful of distilleries…

Bourbon whiskey No 1 Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company When Christmas comes around we have always bought a Calendar for the kids and then my world changed !! Advent calendars suddenly appeared with whisky within them.. Then That Boutique-y Whisky Company launched theirs and the rest is history, this will be my third year with this calendar and I am…

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES NEW TRADITIONALLY PEATED

Press Release THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES NEW TRADITIONALLY PEATED The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the release of The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated; a rare peated expression of the Highland Single Malt, which is most well-known for its unpeated sherry cask maturation style. At the time the distillery was founded by James Allardice in 1826, it…

A Day in the life.. Mark Littler

A month or two ago I received an email from Mark introducing himself and his business, a phone call later and I believed in his concept and ideas and thought it would be a good idea to give him the chance to properly introduce himself and explain a little more about himself.. A few questions…

Glen Marnoch 25 year old Aldi

Glen Marnoch Many of us still strive to find the bargains that can be found, some refuse to pay above the budgets they set and others just want to moan about things no matter what they cost but when you get close to Christmas  the festive feeling starts to hit then you can’t really look…

Penderyn Portwood

Penderyn Think of wales and the image of rolling hills, singing in the valleys and of course Tom Jones on stage with women flinging their knickers at him.. The welsh also have a rather decent rugby team and a chap named Gareth Bale who had he been born abroad would be talked about in the…

Deanston 2006 Fino Finish

Deanston The Deanston distillery is located just outside the town of Sterling and sits on the banks of the river Teith 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…

Milk and Honey Single Cask

Milk and Honey From the title I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you are thinking this has gone a little off topic and im about to let you into a secret sleeping tonic or something ridiculous like that.. No I am in fact talking about Israel’s first whisky distillery, founded back in 2012 the…

Tobermory 19 year old Marsala Cask Finish

Tobermory Founded by John Sinclair in 1798 at a time where 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 turned down for the licence to distil John Sinclair was granted a brewing licence, however he prevailed…

Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon

Michter’s  Shively Distillery Located in Shively, Louisville, Michter’s Distillery is spread across 12.8 acres or around 87,000 square feet, this facility is the home to all of Michter’s processing and bottling operations, as well as two of its small pot stills. October 2014, Michter’s installed a custom-built 32 inch diameter, 46 foot high copper column…

Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish

Glen Moray When you talk to most people about Glen Moray they instantly think about the “cheap supermarket” bottles that they imagine are crap because 1, they haven’t bought them because they are cheap and must be crap and 2, they haven’t tried them because they are cheap !! And cheap must mean they are…

Bunnahabhain 1988 Marsala Finish

Bunnahabhain Having not reviewed much from Bunnahabhain I now find myself looking at a few expressions and wondering why ? This is one of the Islay distilleries that offers unpeated whisky and although that is the last thing you expect when talking about Islay it’s certainly becoming more acceptable these days. Located at the mouth…

Timorous Beastie Winter Edition.. Winter is Coming

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Unveils Online Exclusive Timorous Beastie Winter Edition Douglas Laing & Co., award-winning family-run Scotch Whisky firm, will launch Timorous Beastie 16 Years Old Winter Edition exclusively on DouglasLaing.com on Monday 4th November 2019.  A Limited Edition batch of only 400 bottles, this unique Highland Malt Scotch Whisky spent 16 long years maturing exclusively in a…

Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories

Press Release.. Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories     Louisville, KY, October 2019 –The Last Drop Distillers, with a mission to seek out parcels of rare and exceptional spirits, announces its success as winner of two awards in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020:  The Last Drop 56-Year-Old Blend took the Blended Scotch 26-50+ Year Category and…

The English Tripple Distilled

St Georges Distillery Set in the tranquil countryside of Norfolk lies St George’s Distillery, founded back in October 2005 when planning permission was applied for which was granted in January 2006 the first English distillery for over 100 years was built. James Nelstrop and son Andrew set up the distillery on the outskirts of Roundham,…