Talisker Distillers Edition – 1999

Talisker I spent a bit of time deciding what to take a look at today and as I browsed my shelves for inspiration there was one bottle that just kept catching my eye, Talisker…. It surprised me too !! I had a real hatred for this whisky in the past,well certainly in my early years…

2020 communicator of the year nominations

2020 communicator of the year Sometimes something comes out of the darkness and slaps you so hard you are not sure what day it is, stars circle and you see little birds flying around.. Well that’s how it goes in the cartoons ! Well today I have been informed that this little blog has been…

Deanston 18

I recently spoke about whisky being a simple drink and how it was made to be drunk by as I said back then ” simple people” and by that I mean people who are normal, people who want to just sip a drink for its simplicity and not for the bullshit elitism that surrounds whisky…

Think before you drink

Whisky is a simple drink made for simple people ( I mean no offence by that statement!!) it consists of 3 simple ingredients and a tree.. A liquid is produced which is then thrown into a wooden cask to gather some colour and flavour.. Its that simple and yet we continue to scrutinise it to…

Jack Daniel’s Rye – Single Barrel

Jack Daniel’s Officially founded in 1866 making the distillery the first officially licensed distillery within the united states..  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 of the best known names within the…

Cambus 28 year old – batch 11 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Cambus Distillery The Cambus Distillery dates back to 1806 when John Mowbray converted a derelict mill situated next to the river Devron close to the Forth estuary. The business was not registered until 1813, land registration was filed soon after. 1823 see’s the distillery producing its first grain whisky. In 1851 the Distillery was expanded…

Heaven Hill 9 Year Old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Founded in 1935 just as prohibition ended and known as “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery by a group of investors from the Bardstown-area as well as the five Shapira brothers, David, Ed, Gary, George and Mose. December 13, 1935 was the date the first barrel was filled and in 1942 the distillery was shut down by the…

Clynelish 21 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It seems yet again the effects of scamming is hitting the whisky community, fake bottles and people offering high end or hard to find bottles that just do not exist is becoming more and more common these days and the only advice I can really offer is to make sure you buy from a reputable…

Battle of the Laphroaig’s

Its always great fun when you get the opportunity to look at whisky from a distillery distilled in different decades.. Will they be worlds apart or similar, will they be better quality or has the distillery managed to be consistent over the period, these are all questions that need to be answered in due course…..

Linkwood 10 Batch 7 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

As we go through this years Advent Calendar and Christmas day gets ever closer we should spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves, if you are reading this then I assume you have electricity and a way to stay warm, plenty to eat and possibly even more to drink.. Unfortunately there are many…

Tomatin 11 year old batch 4 That Boutique-y whisky Company

Tomatin Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on this site was registered it is widely believed that whisky was produced on the site well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the…

Macduff 10 year old Batch 8 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Macduff Founded by the Macduff Distillers Company in 1960 the distillery has the capacity to produce 3.4million litres of alcohol per year which like so many of the other brands it will go into blends like William Lawson which sold a staggering 37 million bottles in 2017 and was established in 1889, way before Macduff…

Islay #3 13 Year Old That boutique-y Whisky Company

I sometimes sit and browse other blogs to see what they are up to and see what reviews they are putting forward and it often amuses me when I hear people moaning about some of us bloggers who try to post positive reviews and get accused of being “bought” by the sample chase and whatever…

Ben Nevis 21 year old Batch 8 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Ben Nevis Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by John McDonald and can be found nestled at the foot of the namesake mountain Ben Nevis.. With a capacity to produce 2 million litres of alcohol per year the strange thing about this distillery is the fact that although most of the liquid produced goes…

Longmorn 10 year old batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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…

Speyburn 10 year old – Batch 3 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Speyburn The Speyburn Distillery was founded in 1897 by John and Edward Hopkins along with their cousin Edward Broughton at a cost of £17,000, sold in 1916 to DCL who ran the distillery until 1930 when production ceased until 1934 when spirit once again flowed from the stills. The distillery changes hands again in 1962…

Strathclyde 31 year old – Batch 4 Single Grain

Strathclyde Strathclyde distillery was founded in 1927 by Seager Evans and Co and was built on the site of an old cotton mill and was initially intended to produce neutral spirit for Gin production, the first spirit started to run off the still in 1928. The company was then acquired by the New York based…

Glen Moray: ThreeThree Drinkers do Scotch Whisky – live on Amazon Prime!

Glen Moray are delighted that ‘The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky’ episode featuring the distillery is streaming on Amazon Prime after its launch on Friday. You can see ‘behind the scenes’ footage here.   Three Drinkers co-presenter Helena Nicklin said: “We had an amazing time at the Glen Moray Distillery. We could instantly feel the…