House Malt 2011 – The Whisky Cellar

It seems these days there is an abundance of independent bottlers who are releasing a wide array of whiskies and of course other spirits but since this is basically a whisky blog then lets stick to whisky.. As i mentioned there is indie bottlers popping up every other day or so it seems.. So what…

THE BRORA TRIPTYCH – A LEGEND SOON TO RETURN

Press Release.. THE BRORA TRIPTYCH   A LEGEND SOON TO RETURN UNVEILS A COLLECTION OF THREE HISTORIC SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKIES    LONDON – April 7, 2021.  Brora today revealed a one-off special release of three extremely rare Single Malt whiskies, each representing a distinct style of Brora’s proud and storied heritage. From mid-May, upon…

Jura Announces Rum Cask Finish Addition to Portfolio

Press Release.. Jura Whisky brings the tropical to its island home with new Rum Cask Finish Jura Single Malt whisky has announced the latest addition to its exciting portfolio in the shape of Jura Rum Cask Finish, a fruity, exotic single malt bringing the lively taste of the tropical to its range of whiskies. Initially…

Cotswolds Distillery announces Master Distiller Achievement

Press Release.. Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce Production Director, Nickolas Franchino, has been awarded the prestigious title of Master Distiller by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) The IBD Master Distiller qualification is the world’s highest level of recognition in the technical management of the distilling production process, through a combination of knowledge…

Highland Park release new 50 Year Old, created using ‘solera’ system

Press Release.. HIGHLAND PARK RELEASE NEW 50 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY — Only 274 bottles have been crafted — — Created by Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion using traditional solera system —   Orkney based distillery, Highland Park, has unveiled its new 50 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky, the third 50 year…

Bladnoch Distillery Launches Vinaya Release Around The World

BLADNOCH DISTILLERY LAUNCHES VINAYA RELEASE AROUND THE WORLD Marking the biggest global release from Bladnoch since the distillery was revived in 2015 by David Prior BLADNOCH, SCOTLAND (MARCH 22, 2021) – BLADNOCH, SCOTLAND (MARCH 22, 2021) – 204 year old Lowland distillery, Bladnoch, has today announced the global release of the Bladnoch Vinaya Single Malt…

Talisker 9 Year Old 2010 – Old Malt Cask

Talisker The Talisker distillery can be found on the Isle of Skye and was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, the distillery was built in 1831 at Carbost after a number of other sites had initially fallen through.  The Distillery was then rebuilt in 1880-1887 and extended again in 190 before the distillery…

Mackmyra Björksav

Mackmyra Sweden – whisky – single malt.. Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue but it should !! The innovative and award winning distillery is pushing the boundaries of whisky production into its next era.. Founded in 1999 the Mackmyra distillery is the new Era in whisky production and lets face it that’s no surprise when…

Fettercairn Warehouse 2 – Batch 001

Fettercairn Founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey  who was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making.. As with a few other distilleries Sir Alexander Ramsey employed staff who had previously been involved with making illegal whisky. The distillery was sold along with the land to the Gladstone family…

Women in whisky – The Dram Team

Press Release Hello there,   We’ve got some really exciting news hot from The Dram Team offices about an upcoming charity tasting event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!  For our March whisky tasting subscription box, we’ve partnered with 6 inspirational women from the whisky industry to deliver a special charity edition tasting event. As…

Bimber Plans submitted for Dunphail Distillery

Press Release.. Plans submitted for Dunphail – the craft distillery experience      The team behind London’s Bimber Distillery have today confirmed plans to open a new Scottish whisky distillery in Dunphail, south of Forres. The proposal, which is currently being reviewed by Moray Council, will see an existing farm steading converted into a small…

Strathmill 14 Year Old 2006 – Cask Strength Collection Signatory

Strathmill Strathmill is one of three distilleries located within the Moray town of Keith, the other two distilleries being Strathisla and Glen Keith, these other two distilleries come under the Chivas umbrella (part of the Pernod Ricard group) but rather Diageo who have owned the distillery since 1997 and have operated it for the production…

The One – Moscatel Finished

The English whisky scene is getting rather exciting and i for one see a very bright future indeed.. It is not so long ago that England had no full time whisky distilleries but that changed in 2006 when the first whisky distillery in almost 100 years began to distill once again. Jump foeward a few…

Auchentoshan 35 Year Old 1975 – Bourbon Cask Matured

Its no secret that i am a big fan of Auchentoshan whisky, this triple distilled whisky from the lowland region of Scotland is what set me out on my journey into the vast world of whisky as i know it today.. Although Auchentoshan might not have been my first dram or even within my first…

Elixir Distillers’ new Islay distillery gets the green light

Elixir Distillers’ new Islay distillery gets the green light   The Argyll & Bute council planning committee has granted planning permission to Elixir Distillers to build its much anticipated new distillery in Islay, Scotland. Born from a love of Islay and its whiskies, co-founders of Elixir Distillers Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh have taken a big…

Ledaig 12 Year Old -That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Tobermory The distillery was founded by John Sinclair in 1798 after 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 he was turned down for the licence to distill but was granted a brewing licence, however John…

Filey Bay STR Finish

Spirit of Yorkshire Yorkshires first whisky distillery started to produce new make in 2016.. The distillery adds its name to the ever growing list of English whisky distilleries that are now starting to gather momentum and announce to the world that we English folk can also make great whisky. Nestled in an industrial site at…

Scallywag Speyside Malt Small Batch: BIG Love! 

Scallywag Speyside Malt Small Batch: BIG Love!    Douglas Laing today unveils a multi-channel marketing campaign, driving the pairing of their Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky with chocolate for Valentine’s Day.    The crusade to tempt consumers into experimenting with the heavenly pairing launches with a suite of lifestyle images, the ultimate Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe and a digital campaign launching across the Speyside Malt brand’s top ten markets. The…

Auchentoshan 20 Year Old 2000 -cask 800041

Auchentoshan The distillery is located on the outskirts of Clydebank, Glasgow just beside the Kilpatrick hills. The distillery itself sits nestled on the edge of a housing estate and besides a busy main road, surrounded by rolling hills, headstones in a nearby cemetery and the mighty Erskine Bridge is within sight. The white walls and…