EDEN MILL UNVEIL NEW SINGLE MALT WHISKY FOR ST ANDREWS DAY

Press Release..   EDEN MILL UNVEIL NEW SINGLE MALT WHISKY FOR ST ANDREWS DAY     Eden Mill, the popular Scottish gin and whisky distiller, has today (Friday 30th November) announced the release of its new 2018 Single Malt whisky in celebration of St. Andrew’s Day. Retailing at £79, only 3,200 bottles of this special spirit…

Ledaig 10 years old 2008 -Claxtons

Tobermory distillery  ( this distillery produces both Tobermory and the peated Ledaig )  was established back in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society in a small farming settlement, built around the medieval church at the top of the hill. Then in the 1790’s an inspired a bold new vision by John Sinclair, a local kelp…

A day in the life.. An interview with Tom from The Single Cask

With more and more independent bottlers appearing and more single cask bottlings available it’s hard to know in which direction to turn ! Just recently I have been introduced to a new kid on the block as they say and I  have been  rather impressed with what I have tasted and seen from these guys,…

Deanston debuts alongside The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime

Press Release..   Deanston debuts alongside The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime   Deanston distillery is set to hit small screens in a brand new series on Amazon Prime called ‘The Three Drinkers’, with the highland single malt launching the first episode of the series, which will premiere on Monday 26th November. This four-part series…

Four Roses 130th Anniversary – Limited edition Small Batch.

Four roses bourbon has or should I say is celebrating 130 years of producing bourbon under the name of “Four Roses” founded by Paul Jones Jr, the name is said to have come from the moment his true love accepted his proposal by wearing a corsage of four red roses to the ball and in…

Douglas Laing Unveils the Final Scallywag Red-Nosed Reindeer Edition

Douglas Laing Unveils the Final Scallywag Red-Nosed Reindeer Edition to Celebrate Black Friday As shoppers gear up to take part in Black Friday festivities, Douglas Laing & Co. have marked the occasion with the release of Scallywag Red-Nosed Reindeer Edition #3, exclusive to DouglasLaing.com. In line with the signature characteristics of the Scallywag Speyside Malt…

Whisky Snobbery

Have you noticed the shift in the whisky world recently?  How some distilleries think the product they are selling is no longer a drink for the masses but a real luxury that the average man or woman should feel privileged to be in the presence off .. A product that the average person should no…

Bruichladdich 16 year old Single cask – Claxtons.

A few nights ago I was privileged to be involved with another live tasting on Twitter with Steve Rush and Claxtons independent bottlers in order to showcase the winter releases.. Rather than write down the whole tasting I decided to do them individually as they all deserve the obligatory 15 minutes of fame as they…

Oban 21 (2018 Special Release)

In what was once upon a time a small fishing hamlet Oban distillery which was founded by John and Hugh Stevenson in 1793 now sits within a thriving town which the two brothers helped to transform. In 1820 Hugh Stevenson dies and passes the business to his son Thomas, unfortunately in 1829 bad investments sees…

Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

Caol Ila unpeated.. Blasphemy I hear the diehard fans shouting.. There should always be a little surprise in every package and this Caol Ila unpeated 15 year old might just be the biggest surprise in this 2018 Special Release from Diageo. Founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson the Caol Ila distillery is certainly more known…

Benriach 12 yo Sherry wood.

There are a few iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is right up there at the top of the pile in my mind, built back in 1898, the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965…

The Singleton Glen Ord 14 year old (2018 Special Release)

The Singleton Glen Ord.. This 14 year old special release is rather interesting, initially matured in Refill American oak hogsheads and ex bodega European Sherry butts before moving into Charred ex Pedro Ximenez and Mosatel casks for an extra development period before finally marrying together in European Oak puncheons ( yes that’s 5 different casks…

Lagavulin 12 Years Old (Special Release 2018)

Lagavulin, founded back in 1816 by John Johnson is the second whisky to be reviewed in this 2018 special release series from the  Diageo stable.. No Special Release would be the same without the Lagavulin 12 year old, it has after all featured in all but the very first release back in 2002 !! Lagavulin…

Let’s talk Barley..

Firstly get yourself a coffee or a large dram of whisky ( the liquid type) you might need it ….. Barley / terroir and a comparison to the wine industry seems to be stirring within the whisky industry and with some it is a hot topic at the moment ! For those of you who…

Gordon & MacPhail celebrates its ‘Private Collection’ range with a new look

Gordon & MacPhail celebrates its ‘Private Collection’ range with a new look Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a new look for its ‘Private Collection’ range: rare and exclusive single malts personally selected by members of the Urquhart family, owners of the company for four generations. The first releases comprise an…

Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

Talisker at 8 years old and cask strength can only mean one thing, it’s the special release 2018 time.. Ok so I am a little late but as they say it’s better late than never.. Each year Diageo release a series of  highly anticipated limited cask strength bottles that are said to highlight the individual…

BENROMACH DISTILLERY ADDS CHATEAU CISSAC WOOD FINISH TO CONTRAST RANGE

    BENROMACH DISTILLERY ADDS WOOD FINISH TO CONTRAST RANGE Single malt finished in Château Cissac casks The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. has unveiled the latest addition to its Wood Finish portfolio with the launch of the limited-editionBenromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010.   The single malt Scotch whisky balances Benromach’s signature Speyside smokiness…

A day in the life.. An interview with the Scotch Test Dummies..

I’m not sure my guests today actually need any introductions but for those of you who live on Pluto these two guys are probably considered as God’s in the whisky Vlogging world !! Now although this series is aimed at those working within the industry I offer no apologies in including “ The Scotch Test…

A Day in the life.. An interview with Hugo Caprichoso – Claxtons

I would like to introduce you all to Hugo who is the new Brand Development manager for one of my favourite independent bottlers and not to mention the closest to my headquarters.. As anyone who reads my blog will already know I have been privileged to review many of the releases from Claxtons so I…