Puffing Billy – Steam Vodka

Vodka.. But I don’t drink Vodka !! When I was first approached to take a look at this product I immediately pictured the scene from Indiana Jones where the girl and some Russian chap were slinging shots back to see who would be the last one standing.. this kind of scene is repeated all over…

The Whisky Circus Meets Andy Watts

Within the Whisky Circus we pride ourselves on bringing the best guests to a town near you.. In these days of uncertainty and just like the days of old, the circus is coming to town.. Andy Watts is the Whisky creator for Distell, one of the leading spirits companies in the world.. Today we at…

Glen Moray – Marsala Cask

The Whisky Circus Meets Glen Moray In these dark times of lockdown strange things begin to happen, people from all walks of life come together and begin to chat, groups are formed, alliances made and then Zoom.. As if it wasn’t bad enough that we get together and chat, we now sit down and drink…

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…

Glen Scotia launches the first ever online Campbeltown Malts Festival experience

Glen Scotia launches the first ever online Campbeltown Malts Festival experience ·       Exclusive Glen Scotia Dunnage Tasting Boxes to be released ahead of festival  ·       Charles MacLean hosts tasting video introducing Glen Scotia Limited Edition 14 yo Tawny Port Finish  Following the cancellation of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 which had been scheduled to run from 19-21 May 2020, the Glen Scotia Distillery has unveiled…

Bimber announce – Bimber Klub..

Bimber Klub: a whisky experience that lasts a lifetime London’s award-winning Bimber Distillery today announced the opening of ‘Bimber Klub’, a new membership option that provides a lifetime of whisky experiences for the growing number of Bimber enthusiasts.   A one-off £40 membership grants Klub members a variety of benefits, including:   A welcome pack…

Auchentoshan 9 Year Old – Highland Laird

Bartels Another independent bottler that has suddenly commanded my attention, they offer quality liquid at very good prices and are not afraid to offer up younger whiskies, so this can only be a good thing right ? Right.. Of course its a good thing, age is relatively un important when it comes to whisky, the…

A Chat with David Fitt – The English Whisky Company

I recently had the opportunity to join the ranks of the English Whisky Company as a whisky Ambassador and one of my first jobs was to run a live tasting for the recently released small batch Rum cask. Today I had the chance to chat live to David Fitt who created the Small Batch and…

Bedouin tents and spice markets

I have had so many conversations over “opinions” when it comes to whisky, argued over tasting notes and thought processes for over elaborate notes and what is and isn’t important.. The only thing I can say to those who disagree with me is FINE.. My opinion and style is my own, it isn’t written as…

The Good Ole Day’s and Macallan

A Macallan and a memory Do you remember not so long ago when we all had a normal life ? The world has changed over the last few months and “normal” just does not seem to be a word we can associate with anymore, given the total change in the way most of us are…

The Whisky Circus

The Whisky Circus Is In Town The whisky Circus is in Town.. Just about everyone will be wondering what the hell am I talking about.. An idea turned into reality.. There’s a saying ” What happens in the whisky circus should never be discussed outside the whisky circus ” not because its top secret or…

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…

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…

Glentauchers 10 Year Old – Great Drams

When you are told you have to stay home and not venture out, don’t go to work unless you really have to, it suddenly dawns on you how precious life and freedom actually is.. Over the last few weeks I have been able or maybe I have had to still work is a better description,…

Auchentoshan 24 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchentoshan Officially founded in 1823 by John Bullock, although the distillery is believed to have gone under a slightly different name, Duntocher, since 1817. John Bullock opened the Duntocher distillery in 1817 and although it is uncertain if this distillery was on the same site as Auchentoshan now sits what is certain is that both…

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…

Loch Lomond Group goes platinum

Press Release..   LOCH LOMOND GROUP GOES PLATINUM AT 2020 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION   Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt and Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt both receive platinum honour at prestigious awards Loch Lomond Group records twelve separate medals in total   Loch Lomond Group has enjoyed one of…

F.E.W Bourbon

F E W Frances Elizabeth Willard.. Have you heard of her ? probably not..  Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was born September 28, 1839 and was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women’s suffragist. Frances Willard became the national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in 1879 and remained president until her death in 1898….

TOMATIN CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL WHISKY FESTIVAL

Press Release..   TOMATIN CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL WHISKY FESTIVAL Award-winning Tomatin Single Malt are set to host the Lockdown Whisky Festival alongside industry leading whisky brands   27th March 2020 – Tomatin Single Malt will be hosting the world’s first Lockdown Whisky Festival this April, alongside an array of whisky brands including Glen Moray, Arran and…