Speyside visit 2019

It was that time of the year again when I head up north to the promised land.. After months of planning the time was 4.30 am on Monday morning, the car is packed and fuelled up and it’s time to head to Glasgow.. First stop was Auchentoshan and for the first time I hadn’t actually…

The English – Virgin Oak

The English Whisky Company   St Georges Distillery is nestled in the Norfolk countryside close to the village of Roundham, surrounded by a very good road network there is no excuse to not visit !! Owned  by Andrew Nelstrop who is the passion behind the distillery and who’s family can trace a farming background back…

Caol Ila – Sister Casks, Terroir and Wood you believe it..

Caol Ila Founded In 1846 by Hector Henderson the Caol Ila distillery is certainly one of the big boys when it comes to production but it might not be the first name on the lips of those Islay fans.. Caol Ila is definitely known for the peated whisky it produces but for many it is…

Glendronach 16 year old – Boynsmill

Glendronach The original house named Boynsmill was renamed when James Allardice founded the distillery along with a consortium and renamed it Glendronach in 1826.. In 1837 part of the distillery was ravaged by fire and a re build was in order, by the 1860’s Glendronach  was the largest duty paying distillery located in the highlands….

Bowmore 18

Bowmore   Proudly boasting being the oldest distillery on Islay, Bowmore was founded in 1779 by David Simpson after buying the land some years earlier in 1766. Not content with being the oldest distillery they also have the “worlds” oldest warehouse.. The legendary No1 Vaults is almost as old as the distillery itself although the rumours…

Press Release..   BULLEIT FRONTIER WHISKEY UNVEILS WHISKEY & WINGS SERIES   Diageo Reserve’s award-winning Kentucky whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, has announced a Whiskey & Wings partnership series in collaboration with leading restaurants in London, in May. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has worked with the five venues to develop bespoke chicken wing recipes to perfectly match a…

TALISKER WILD SPIRIT BARTENDER COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Press Release..   TALISKER WILD SPIRIT BARTENDER COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES   24 April 2019: Following the launch of its Wild Spirit bartender training tour earlier this month, Talisker’s all-new competition is now open for entries. Diageo Reserve’s premium scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye, Talisker, announced the launch of the progressive evolution…

Big Peat Unveils Charitable Bottling in Aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

Press Release..   Big Peat Unveils Charitable Bottling in Aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund Douglas Laing & Co, leading family Scotch Whisky business, today announces Big Peat “The RAF Edition” in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Founded in 1919, this year the Fund celebrates 100 years of providing financial, practical and emotional support…

Whistle Pig 10 year old Rye Whiskey

Whistle Pig Just imagine a setting.. A picturesque ranch set in the beautiful area of Vermont, USA, crops, oak and water,  a man with a vision of producing a high end whiskey.. Mix it all together and you have the birth of a whiskey.. What next.. Raj Bhakta, the founder of Whistle Pig Whiskey bought…

Benromach 2008 Cask Strength

Benromach The Benromach distillery company  was founded back in 1898 by Duncan MacCallum and F.W.Brickmann who started construction on the distillery in the same year before starting to produce spirit in 1900, unfortunately due to lack of money the distillery also shut in the same year.  In 1911 Benromach was bought by Harvey McNair and…

Benromach adds Cask Strength Vintage 2008 to its Classic Range

New Benromach limited batch release to be available across multiple international markets   Family owned Benromach Distillery has announced a new addition to its Classic Range, Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1, a rich and full-bodied, limited-batch single malt whisky. The batch release which will be sold across multiple international markets, was matured in…

Glen Scotia 18

Glen Scotia Founded in 1832 the Glen Scotia distillery is now 1 of only 3 distilleries to be found in the once “ whisky capital of the world “ The once thriving region is now a shadow of its former self.  The whisky being produced in the area though is exceedingly good and along with…

An Evening with J J Corry

The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company There is another name in the Irish Whiskey boom that is starting to gather a following within the fans of Irish Whiskey.. The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a company bottling Irish Blended Whiskey, founded by Louise McGuane, a farmers daughter who left her Irish home some 20…

Teaninich 17 year old – Special Release 2017

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built which lies just north of Inverness. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson…

Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky wins World Whiskies Award

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery is delighted to announce that Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, launched in the UK at the end of 2018, has won the Speyside 12 Year Old and Under category at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.   “The Speyside 12 Year Old and Under is a very prestigious category containing some exceptional…

Big Peat 10 – The birthday boy..

Douglas Laing Established In 1948, this Glasgow based Independent bottler is today one of the leading bottlers of whisky in the world. Douglas Laing is well known for bottling single casks of malt whisky and single grain but they also have an impressive range of blended whiskies including the Remarkable Malts range which includes the…

Glen Scotia Victoriana – Batch 001

 Glen Scotia The Glen Scotia distillery can be found in the quieter region of Campbeltown which was once upon a time considered as the whisky capital of the world.. Founded back in 1832 by two families (Stewart and Galbraith) the distillery quietly produces some outstanding whiskies like the double cask and the outstanding 15 and…

Scotlands oldest distillery is ….

Press Release.. Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery revealed   Littlemill Distillery has long laid claim to an extensive and fascinating history, but new historic documentary evidence unearthed from the archives now conclusively proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland.   For over 220 years a date stone on the gable end of…