Compass Box – Magic Cask

Compass Box I have looked upon Compass Box as innovative for such a long time that i often forget just how forward thinking they actually are.. We all know about the fantastic labels and weird names they come up with and the recopies that create such wonderful tasting whiskies but what we sometimes forget is…

Arran 22 Year Old 1996 – Highland Laird, Bartels Whisky

The distillery was founded in 1995 and is located in the North of the island at Lochranza. The opening of the distillery was held up for a period due to a pair of Golden eagles that were breeding at the time. The Island was reportedly once home to more than 50 whisky distilleries, obviously most…

Glen Moray 14 Year Old 2006 Sauternes Cask Matured – Warehouse 1

Glen Moray Founded in 1897 and sitting on the site where the Elgin West Brewery once occupied the distillery can trace its history back to 1830 when the brewery was producing ale. The history books show that spirit first flowed at the distillery on the 13th of September 1897, this spirit was then filled into…

Tomintoul Cigar Malt

Tomintoul – The Gentle Dram Founded in 1964 by Tomintoul Distillery LTD, the distillery is a large producer of whisky for both the single malt market and the Blended whisky industry. The whisky is produced in  quantity, without compromising quality. There is the capacity to produce 3.3 million litres of pure Alcohol each year for…

Deanston 21 Year Old 1997 – Palo Cortado Cask Finish

Deanston Deanston distillery is located on the banks of the river Teith just outside the town of Stirling 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 mill believed to…

Bunnahabhain 11 Year Old 2007 – French Brandy Cask Finish

Bunnahabhain Founded in 1881, Bunnahabhain distillery is located on the fabled island of Islay. Bunnahabhain translates to the mouth of the river ( the river Margadale is located nearby and is the source of water for all the production ) and with its ever changing weather and rugged landscapes Islay isn’t a place for the…

Tobermory 23 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

Tobermory 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 Sinclair prevailed and…

J.J. Corry The Hanson – Batch 2

It seems that every day there is another name starting to be whispered within the whisky world for those who care to listen, although not new the whispers are getting a lot louder and with a little Irish accent its saying the Irish whiskey scene is gathering pace and does not look like its going…

Three Ships 12 Year Old

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 and Bains single grain whisky that are both produced at this versatile distillery. After a large amount…

Glencadam 15 Year Old

Glencadam Founded in 1825 by George Cooper the distillery sits within the boundaries of Brechin, and today is the only distillery located in the county of Angus. Just a few years after founding the distillery George Cooper sells to David Scott who runs the distillery for the next 10 years before selling. The distillery is…

Speyside No4, 24 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Well what do we have here.. Tis another secret distillery from Speyside, the 4th in-fact.. What are those guys over at Boutiquey doing to us.. Ok so lets try to take a look at the label for clues, hmmm it looks like someone ( similar to Boutiquey Dave ) is being presented a Banjo.. Well…

Macduff 11 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Macduff You would be forgiven if this isn’t the first destination you think about when visiting Scotland as Macduff is not a name on the tip of your tongue, this distillery was founded quite recently in the terms of distillery history, founded in 1962 by Marty Dyke, George Crawford and Brodie Hepburn the distillery first…

Caol Ila 11 Year Old,That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Caol ila is owned by Diageo and is one of the distilleries found on Islay, we already know what to expect from this distillery and that should be a little peaty beast, but as we know the distillery has produced some non peated whisky in the past so you never know !! The Distillery was…

Compass Box Releases Magic Cask

Press Release LONDON, 18th December, 2020 – Compass Box has today launched their latest Limited Edition Magic Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Made from a blend of Speyside malt whiskies, Magic Cask takes its defining character from the inclusion of whisky from one Sherry-seasoned cask.  On the palate, Magic Cask reveals ripe golden dessert apples with an oaky richness, while flavours of…

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Bunnahabhain The island of Islay is iconic with whisky drinkers all over the word, mostly for the big bold peaty whisky that splits the whisky community  faster than marmite ever could.. Luckily there are a couple of distilleries that produce whisky the Non peated way. Founded back in ( in theory) 1779 when William Robertson…

Irish Single Malt #2 16 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Irish Whiskey The simple fact is that whisky has a deep origin and chequered history within Ireland and that alone makes Irish single malt whisky / Irish pot still whisky a very underrated product, or should I be saying whiskey ? well whichever spelling we go with it still boils down to the fact Ireland…

Blended Malt #1 18 Year Old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company

To teaspoon or not to teaspoon, thats the question.. Teaspooning is the method of ensuring other bottlers can not name your distillery and call the release a single malt.. Why do this ? well it is a way of protecting your name and also ensuring the liquid is not sold in a way that could…