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…

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 9

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

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…

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…

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…

Time to talk Myths

There has been plenty to talk about within the world of whisky over the years with several myths being busted and put to rights. These include Whisky is a mans drink, whisky is spelled with an E or is it without, who knows these days, the regions within Scotland represent the styles, Irish is triple…

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…

Fettercairn 22 Year Old

Fettercairn The Fettercairn distillery was founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey. Ramsey was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making, turning away from the illicit distilling.. As with a few other distilleries of the era Sir Alexander Ramsey happily employed staff who had previously been involved with making…

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…

Ben Nevis 5 Year Old 2015 – cask 10711

Just as we enter what was supposed to be a new year with new hopes that normality might be close we find ourselves right back where we were last year. The hope of normality for a lot of us just slowly drains away and is replaced with the stark fact this year will be very…

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…