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…

Glentauchers 44 Year Old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Glentauchers The Glentauchers distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland and was founded in 1897. Designed by John Alcock, with the building work overseen by Charles Doig & Son, the distillery started to produce spirit when James Buchanan Co. Ltd. and three members of Glentauchers Distillery Co. joined hands with Glentachers the year…

The Macallan Rare Cask – 2020 Release

Macallan The original distillery was founded back in 1824 when a license was granted to Alexander Reid in order to produce whisky under the name of Elchies Distillery.. It isn’t until 1892 when Roderick Kemp buys the distillery and re names it Macallan – Glenlivet that we start to recognise the Macallan name.. The name…

Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2020)

The distillery was founded back in 1816 when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on a site located on the south coast of the island, one of them being Lagavulin and is believed to have taken over the other distillery in or around 1837. Owned today by Diageo, this distillery has a massive…

Edradour 10 Year Old 2009 Cask 42 – Straight From The Cask

Edradour The distillery was originally founded in 1825 and was originally named Glenforres, it wasn’t until around 1837 that the name Edradour was mentioned in any records. The distillery was for a long time regarded as Scotland’s smallest distillery, something it can no longer boast. This small distillery can still claim to be one of the more…

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel – Barrel Strength

Officially founded in 1866 making the distillery the first officially licensed distillery within the united states..  Jasper Newton Daniel or as we all know him Jack Daniels learnt his trade a few years earlier from Nathan “Nearest” Green who was a preacher and slave who later became Jacks master distiller.. Jack Daniels is today one…

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 – Cask Strength Collection

Caol Ila distillery which is located on the Island of Islay was founded back in 1846 by Hector Henderson who soon after starting production was forced to sell to Norman Buchanan in 1852, just 11 years later the Distillery was sold again to Bulloch, Lade and company, whisky Blenders who operated out of Glasgow. The…

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…