Bunnahabhain 1988 Marsala Finish

Bunnahabhain Having not reviewed much from Bunnahabhain I now find myself looking at a few expressions and wondering why ? This is one of the Islay distilleries that offers unpeated whisky and although that is the last thing you expect when talking about Islay it’s certainly becoming more acceptable these days. Located at the mouth…

Timorous Beastie Winter Edition.. Winter is Coming

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Unveils Online Exclusive Timorous Beastie Winter Edition Douglas Laing & Co., award-winning family-run Scotch Whisky firm, will launch Timorous Beastie 16 Years Old Winter Edition exclusively on DouglasLaing.com on Monday 4th November 2019.  A Limited Edition batch of only 400 bottles, this unique Highland Malt Scotch Whisky spent 16 long years maturing exclusively in a…

Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories

Press Release.. Jim Murray’s  Whisky Bible 2020 Announces The Last Drop Distillers As Winner of Two Categories     Louisville, KY, October 2019 –The Last Drop Distillers, with a mission to seek out parcels of rare and exceptional spirits, announces its success as winner of two awards in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020:  The Last Drop 56-Year-Old Blend took the Blended Scotch 26-50+ Year Category and…

The English Tripple Distilled

St Georges Distillery Set in the tranquil countryside of Norfolk lies St George’s Distillery, founded back in October 2005 when planning permission was applied for which was granted in January 2006 the first English distillery for over 100 years was built. James Nelstrop and son Andrew set up the distillery on the outskirts of Roundham,…

Whiskeys from Sazerac Sweep World Whiskey Awards

Press Release.. The Whiskeys from Sazerac Sweep World Whiskey Awards Marks First Time One Whiskey Producer Wins 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in Esteemed Awards    LOUISVILLE, KY (Oct. 17, 2019) In an unprecedented event, three whiskeys from the Sazerac Company take the top awards for the best whiskeys in the world in “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2020,” winning…

Highland Park The Dark

Highland Park Highland Park was founded back in 1798 by David Robertson, the distillery today sits on a site previously used by local business man and smuggler Magnus Eunson to distil illicit whisky.. The distillery is always very keen to link itself with Nordic history and the continuous use of Norse mythology to name its…

Whisky Makers Reserve No1

The Lakes Distillery Set in the beautiful countryside of the Lakes District, Cumbria this distillery certainly has one of the more picturesque settings, surrounded by mountains, lakes and green pastures what more could you ask for.. Ok good whisky helps too. Having recently released its first official bottling straight into the auction format which lets…

Bimber The first Release

There is a distillery with a real freshness located within Englands capital city.. Bimber.. A british distillery with Polish heritage and traditions, a real life story of a man, his grandfather and a passion to carry on the tradition and craft he learned as a boy.. Darius came to the Uk in 2003 with his…

Glen Garioch 1965 Cheaper by the dram

Cheaper by the Dram   I was recently approached by a new company named Cheaper by the dram to take a look at one of the upcoming releases from them, but who are Cheaper by the dram ? My initial understanding was that they are a new service entering the sample market with the intention…

Artis Secretum 2011

Whisky Illuminati Secrets are abound when societies are involved and one of the most secretive societies around are the Illuminati, no matter what you think of these types of societies there is now one involved within the whisky industry.. Whisky Illuminati are an Independent Bottler that are surrounded by mystery and intrigue, I want to…

Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair

Bunnahabhain Founded in 1881 the 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…

Aerolite Lyndsay 10 year old

The Character of Islay Whisky Company This is another name coming from the Atom Brands umbrella, more known for the incredible That Boutiquey Whisky Company this new sector is obviously going to be all about Islay ( well one would assume that ) Little is known about this new company but what has been said…

Loch Lomond Single Cask 40

Loch Lomond Distillery Anyone visiting the actual Loch Lomond would be forgiven for not realising just a stones throw from the shores lies the very industrial Loch Lomond Distillery.. The distillery certainly isn’t the most picturesque or the oldest or most traditional but they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Founded in 1965…

Balcones 3 year old Tequila cask That Boutique-y whisky Company

Balcones. In 2008 an idea developed into reality and the an old welding shop in the heart of Waco Texas was transformed into what is now the Balcones Distillery. Distilling began in 2009 and from that moment the distillery did things their own way.. The use of Blue corn sourced from New Mexico instead of…

Edradour 2008 Bourbon

Edradour Anyone who has visited the Edradour distillery will be aware of just how beautiful this little distillery is, the white walls set off with the red doors and surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside, trees and the babbling brook that meanders through the distillery grounds just make this an idealistic setting.. Originally founded in…

Inchmoan 1992

Loch Lomond The Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1965 and as suggested it is located within a stones throw of Loch Lomond… The distillery is one of those places that just does not resemble any thoughts you might have on the initial look, this is a large industrial complex distillery that when you start…

Life is like a Mystery dram

Some time ago I was handed a sample from a friend, his only comment was “ sit down with this when you have a lot of time to think” I obviously asked what it was, he replied “ it doesn’t matter” Time has passed and he hasn’t mentioned it since, I almost forgot about it…

Cotswolds 3 year old That Boutique-y whisky Company

Cotswolds Distillery Founded in 2014 the Cotswolds distillery does in fact hail from the Cotswolds, not only is the distillery located here but they also source all their barley from here too.. Pride in the local area demands they use locally sourced ingredients and although some things are beyond this what can be sourced certainly…

Amazon Prime Show to feature Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond distilleries.

Press Release..   Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond distilleries to feature on Amazon Prime show The Three Drinkers go behind the scenes at Campbeltown and Alexandria    One of Campbeltown’s last three remaining distilleries, Glen Scotia, and Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Spirit Of The Open, are set to be featured in an upcoming episode of…