Talisker and The House Greyjoy

Game of Thrones House Greyjoy Another review from this incredible series of whiskies paired to the Game of Thrones franchises, this time we play host to the house of Greyjoy and the Lords to the Iron Islands.. Just like the great legacy of Talisker which comes from the rugged Isle of Skye the Greyjoy family…

Lagavulin 9 year old – Game of Thrones

Lagavulin or House Lannister We find ourselves in an age where a good product has to collaborate with another great product to further sales and it’s all about sales and the almighty pound / buck / dollar or whatever the currency is where you live.. Take one giant from the whisky world in the form…

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…

Teaninich 19 year old – Claxton’s

Teaninich The Teaninich distillery was 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….

Miltonduff 9 year old – Claxton’s

Miltonduff Officially founded in 1824 by Andrew Peary and Robert Bain when they obtained a license to run what had been an illicit farm distillery named Milton Distillery which was then changed to miltonduff when the land was purchased by the Duff family.. In 1964 a pair of Lomond stills ( Lomond stills were invented…

Benromach Heritage 1977 – 41 year old

Benromach Founded In 1898 by The Benromach Distillery Company this Speyside Distillery is today under the ownership of Independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. The distillery has the capacity to make 700,000 litres of alcohol per year from its 1.5 ton semi lauter mash tun, 13 washbacks and one pair of stills. The majority of the…

Glendronach Master Vintage 1993

Glendronach Founded in 1826 the Glendronach distillery sits in the Highland region of Scotland, founded by James Allardes this distillery, like so many others used to have all the workers living on site, including the distillery manager, staff, excise man, brewer and all of their families… Unfortunately today this again like most others is no…

Tormore 16 year old

Tormore Distillery Tormote distillery was founded in 1958 which makes this distillery a relatively young one in the history of whisky making in Scotland. Founded by Schenley international the distillery is certainly a very beautifully designed building and is surrounded  with some wonderfully kept lawns, the distillery itself is also now classed as a listed…

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…

Glendronach 19 year old – 1995

Glendronach Founded in 1826 by a consortium including James Allardice in Forgue, Aberdeenshire and was only the second distillery to apply for a license to legally produce alcohol under the 1823 Excise Act.. Part of the distillery was destroyed by fire in 1837 and in 1852 Walter Scott takes control of the distillery but dies…

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…

Royal Brackla 11 year old – The Single Cask

Royal Brackla Royal Brackla was founded in 1812 by William Fraser and in 1833 the distillery was the first of only three distilleries allowed to use the “Royal” in the official name. In 1852, William hands the distillery over to Robert Fraser and co who run the distillery until 1897 when the distillery then runs…

Glen Moray Single Cask #1164

Glen Moray In an age where bottles of whisky are fetching astonishing figures, selling as investments rather than something to be drunk and arriving in the finest Lalique glass decanters, distilleries boasting long lost or rediscovered casks that have suddenly been located in dark dusty corners, there is a distillery quietly getting on with what…

The Bartenders Malt – Auchentoshan

The New Malt Order You would be forgiven if you thought you were about to read something from the WWE wrestling as “ The new malt order “ as Auchentoshan have aptly named the new concept they have, well I say new, this is now a few years old but to be honest I’ve stayed…

Glentauchers 20 year old – The Single Cask

Todays review is for a single cask  from independent bottlers “The Single Cask “ .. These guys are not just bottlers of whisky but also offer full casks for sale of both fully matured whisky and new make, they also have a whisky bar aptly named “The Single Cask” although it is a little trip…

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…

White Peaks and Stocking Tops

Another English distillery and another whisky trying to muscle itself into the ever growing array of liquids to hit the shelfs which then scream out for us unsuspecting souls to part with our hard earned cash.. I am of course referring to White Peak distillery which is nestled on the banks of the river Derwent…

Auchentoshan 10 year old Batch 6 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It’s Toshan time again at the ocdwhisky offices and yet another offering from the award winning Independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company .. Auchentoshan The distillery itself was founded in 1823 although there is evidence that the distillery actually existed before 1823 under the name of Duntocher which was first mentioned in 1817.. Officially founded…

A touch of elegance meets Sophistication

As my journey into whisky continues I find myself falling in love with more and more distilleries and Glen Scotia is just the latest in a long line.. Glen Scotia Distillery Located in the Campbeltown the distillery  was founded in 1832 by two families ( the Stewart’s and Galbraith families ) who ran the distillery…