Sam Douglas – Distiller at Tamnavulin

Over the past few years i have managed to chat/ interview some very interesting people within the industry. These people have ranged from Ambassadors who are constantly found at festivals, private tastings and talking about whisky at the countless number of shops/ outlets that are found around the world, not only that they have to…

Glen Moray 16 Year Old 2005 – Old Malt Cask

You can never grumble when offered a Glen Moray, or can you ? Glen Moray like i have said so many times is often overlooked and ridiculed by those who have been rather blinkered by the price of its liquid. Glen Moray Distillery first produced spirit on the 13th September 1897 although there had been…

Jura 29 Year Old 1992 – Cask Strength Collection – Signatory

I don’t think i will be doing the distillery a dis service by saying Jura is one of those distilleries that has a love / hate relationship with whisky drinkers.. The core range especially has people split on opinions and it is rare to hear anything other than it is good or it is bad…

Clonakilty Double Oak Finish

I have said it many times that Irish whiskey has an important role within the whisky world and is long overdue the respect it should be given. Once considered as one of the worlds finest whiskey products it has long since fallen from grace, but that is changing. Over the past few years the Irish…

Sukhinder Singh’s miniatures collection heads to auction

Press Release.. Sukhinder Singh, co-founder of leading global whisky retailer The Whisky Exchange, is putting part of his miniatures collection up for auction viaWhisky.Auction from Sunday 15th August, including some very rare examples of early bottlings. Sukhinder will be selling 400 miniatures from his collection amassed over several decades, many matching the full bottles he…

O’Connell Whiskey Merchants inaugural release in the new Caledonian Series

Press Release O’CONNELL WHISKEY LAUNCH THE CALEDONIAN SERIES The release of the Caledonian Series whisky from W.D. O’Connell is a new direction for the already unique portfolio of whiskeys released since they established the business in 2019. Not only is it a Scotch whisky but it’s the first available exclusively online via their own store…

Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 5

Do you remember the good old days when we had Abunadh ? Well that beast of a dram was kind of replaced by this Casg Annamah or “Rare cask” to you and I… Although the beloved Abunadh is still going it has reached the dizzying heights of batch 68 or somewhere around there and has…

Virgin Oak Finish – Glen Moray

Glen Moray Distillery Exclusive The Bottle Your Own scene seems to be everywhere these days and although most distilleries are strict on you only getting a bottle when visiting the distillery some will be friendly and bottle you one up if you ask nicely.. Glen Moray is one of those distilleries and although some argue…

Glen Moray 15 Year Old 2005 Tokaji Finish – Warehouse 1

13th September 1897… What is significant about this date ? it is the day spirit started to run from the stills at Glen Moray !! Possibly the most underrated distillery in Scotland by the masses, why ? Well if you walk into most supermarkets especially within the Uk you will find a whisky called Glen…

Bold new Scotch Whisky brand revealed by Loch Lomond Group

Press Release Bold new Scotch Whisky brand revealed by Loch Lomond Group  Multi award winning drinks distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has revealed a new Single Grain Scotch Whisky: Spearhead.    The new expression showcases pioneering craftsmanship and whisky-making techniques which create a lighter spirit, aiming to encourage more drinkers to enter the world of whisky. …

VETERAN WHISKY MASTER VENTURES INTO RUMAS MACNAIR’S IS REBRANDED

Press Release.. VETERAN WHISKY MASTER VENTURES INTO RUM AS MACNAIR’S IS REBRANDED   Whisky icon Billy Walker delves into a new spirit category as MacNair’s becomes a Spirits House encompassing whisky and rum     Independently owned and managed whisky firm, The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, led by industry stalwart Billy Walker, is unveiling its first-ever…

5.72 Scaramango – Smws

There are those who say Auchentoshan is a soft, floral dram and perfect for those with a delicate palate. I cant exactly argue with that notion but i will say that when you get to try some of their single casks you begin to understand that this distillery can compete on so many levels. The…

The Gladstone Blends

Over the years it has become quite noticeable that blends are starting to be acknowledged a little more than before, they still carry the notion that they are in some way inferior to single malts and should only be drunk with a handful of ice and with a glug of soda or water but thats…

Auchentoshan 24yo – Distillery Exclusive

Its interesting that as i write my second review for the current Auchentoshan Bottle your own casks, social media is exploding with the rage against collecting. Recently there has been several complaints or maybe even hundreds of complaints towards the hardships of getting hold of bottles for a collection. Personally i find nothing wrong here…

Auchentoshan Bordeaux Cask 670

It feels like i am always looking at another single cask from Auchentoshan these days, i have a few more to come but todays release is another official release, i say release it is another from the BYO stable available from the distillery.. It is fair to say the Auchentoshan distillery still holds a soft…

A little No Nonsense Whisky

When approached to look at whisky for companies or give opinions to friends upon whiskies i always feel pressure as you never want to upset them or offend with honest opinions. Upsetting them does seem to come easier on occasions than it should be though. So when i was recently approached by Vin over at…

Scallywag Whisky – The Ultimate Chocolate Companion

Scallywag Whisky – The Ultimate Chocolate Companion World Chocolate Day is just around the corner (Wednesday 7thJuly) and to commemorate the indulgent occasion, Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky reveals its annual special bottling: Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4. The fourth release is a marriage of 100% Sherry maturedSingle Cask Single Malts only from…

A tale of two blends

Blended whisky astonishingly is still liked upon with distant by many for no apparent reason other than they once tried a blend and didn’t like it. The mere fact they are happy to dislike a single malt and still announce to the world that’s the category is superiors baffling. We all know the blends that…