Longmorn 10 – 2008 from Claxton’s

Longmorn Founded In 1893 by John Duff, Charles Shirres and George Thompson the distillery began producing spirit in December of 1894.. John Duff buys out the partners in 1897 before building a sister distillery next door ( BenRiach) but soon after faces bankruptcy due to the Pattisons crash.. James R Grant takes control. 1970 the Longmorn…

Tobermory 24 year old – Claxton’s

Tobermory Founded In 1798 by John Sinclair after applying for the lease of a 57 acre site named Ledaig in 1797 with the intention  to build his distillery along with housing.. Initially a licence to distill was rejected with only a brewing licence granted but John Sinclair prevailed and opened the Ledaig distillery.. The distillery…

Timorous Beastie 18 year old

Douglas Laing Established In 1948,  Douglas Laing are one of the biggest names in the independent bottler sector of the whisky industry.. Renowned for the quality of single casks, blends and innovative ideas the company have one of the most impressive ranges of whiskies available in today’s market.. With a portfolio second to none Douglas…

Twisted Tattoo – Highland Park

Highland Park Founded In 1798 by David Robertson on the site where an illicit still had run under the watchful eye of smuggler and business man Magnus Eunson ( A name most Highland Park fans will know ) . Highland Park distillery is located on the rugged island of Orkney, the island has a long…

The English – Virgin Oak

The English Whisky Company   St Georges Distillery is nestled in the Norfolk countryside close to the village of Roundham, surrounded by a very good road network there is no excuse to not visit !! Owned  by Andrew Nelstrop who is the passion behind the distillery and who’s family can trace a farming background back…

Caol Ila – Sister Casks, Terroir and Wood you believe it..

Caol Ila Founded In 1846 by Hector Henderson the Caol Ila distillery is certainly one of the big boys when it comes to production but it might not be the first name on the lips of those Islay fans.. Caol Ila is definitely known for the peated whisky it produces but for many it is…

Glendronach 16 year old – Boynsmill

Glendronach The original house named Boynsmill was renamed when James Allardice founded the distillery along with a consortium and renamed it Glendronach in 1826.. In 1837 part of the distillery was ravaged by fire and a re build was in order, by the 1860’s Glendronach  was the largest duty paying distillery located in the highlands….

Bowmore 18

Bowmore   Proudly boasting being the oldest distillery on Islay, Bowmore was founded in 1779 by David Simpson after buying the land some years earlier in 1766. Not content with being the oldest distillery they also have the “worlds” oldest warehouse.. The legendary No1 Vaults is almost as old as the distillery itself although the rumours…

Whistle Pig 10 year old Rye Whiskey

Whistle Pig Just imagine a setting.. A picturesque ranch set in the beautiful area of Vermont, USA, crops, oak and water,  a man with a vision of producing a high end whiskey.. Mix it all together and you have the birth of a whiskey.. What next.. Raj Bhakta, the founder of Whistle Pig Whiskey bought…

Benromach 2008 Cask Strength

Benromach The Benromach distillery company  was founded back in 1898 by Duncan MacCallum and F.W.Brickmann who started construction on the distillery in the same year before starting to produce spirit in 1900, unfortunately due to lack of money the distillery also shut in the same year.  In 1911 Benromach was bought by Harvey McNair and…

Glen Scotia 18

Glen Scotia Founded in 1832 the Glen Scotia distillery is now 1 of only 3 distilleries to be found in the once “ whisky capital of the world “ The once thriving region is now a shadow of its former self.  The whisky being produced in the area though is exceedingly good and along with…

An Evening with J J Corry

The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company There is another name in the Irish Whiskey boom that is starting to gather a following within the fans of Irish Whiskey.. The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a company bottling Irish Blended Whiskey, founded by Louise McGuane, a farmers daughter who left her Irish home some 20…

Teaninich 17 year old – Special Release 2017

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built which lies just north of Inverness. 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…

Big Peat 10 – The birthday boy..

Douglas Laing Established In 1948, this Glasgow based Independent bottler is today one of the leading bottlers of whisky in the world. Douglas Laing is well known for bottling single casks of malt whisky and single grain but they also have an impressive range of blended whiskies including the Remarkable Malts range which includes the…

Glen Scotia Victoriana – Batch 001

 Glen Scotia The Glen Scotia distillery can be found in the quieter region of Campbeltown which was once upon a time considered as the whisky capital of the world.. Founded back in 1832 by two families (Stewart and Galbraith) the distillery quietly produces some outstanding whiskies like the double cask and the outstanding 15 and…

Paul John – Peated Select

Paul John Paul John whisky hails from the Goa region of India and is considered by many as the premier whisky now coming out of the country.. The name on the bottle is derived from the owner himself Mr Paul John, who is also the name behind John Distillers ( the parent company of Paul…

Smokehead Sherry Bomb

Smokehead There is not too much information out there for this whisky other than it is from an undisclosed Islay distillery producing peated whisky, it is bottled by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd who are best known in the whisky industry for the awesome Glengoyne and Tamdhu brands but also under the umbrella are brands like…

Johnnie Walker Swing – 1970s Bottling

Johnnie Walker John Walker was born on the 25th of July 1805 into a farming family, his father died in 1819 and the farm was sold with the money getting invested into a grocery, wine and spirits shop on the high street of Kilmarnock. John ran the shop as a teenager and built up the…

Clynelish Reserve – Game of Thrones

House of Tyrell Winter is upon the seven kingdoms and the house of Tyrell is falling at the knees of the Lannister’s.. The house of Tyrell is one of the most powerful houses of the seven kingdoms, they boast a great wealth, the greatest armies and if they call upon their naval allies they also…