Deanston Virgin Oak V 18yo.

Deanston distillery is located on the banks of the river Teith just outside the town of Stirling and on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, owned by the Distell group the distillery was founded back in 1965 and is located within a re furnished weavers / cotton mill believed to have…

Tomatin release limited edition Moscatel finish single malt

Press Release..   Tomatin release limited edition Moscatel finish single malt   Highland whisky distillery Tomatin has today (Tuesday 17th July 2018) announced the release of its new limited edition Moscatel finished whisky.   The expression, which was distilled in 2003, is aged 15 years and has a limited run of just over 6,000 bottles…

Islay #2, 25 yo.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company..

That Boutiquey Whisky Company just seems to have a sadistic side to it, expression after expression is being released from top distilleries who insist on withholding the name and us poor customers have to try and work out just which distillery it might be from.. Dave who is one of the Ambassadors ( I say…

BenRiach Temporis.

Temporis, a time honoured tradition or an insight into the future.. BenRiach to me always conjures up thoughts of “typical” speyside flavours, fresh, fruity, and rich flavours that feels like a perfect fit for my palate.. But if we look back over the years it shows us that BenRiach was possibly the first Speyside distillery…

Rachel Barrie Honoured at university of Edinburgh..

Press Release.. FIRST FEMALE WHISKY MASTER BLENDER HONOURED AT UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Rachel Barrie, raised in Aberdeenshire and one of only a handful of women in the ‘top job’ in the whisky industry is the first female Master Blender to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh. As a Master Blender, Rachel…

Glenfiddich “Spirit of Speyside” 2018 bottling.

Glenfiddich Distillery “ Valley of the deer “ was the dream of William Grant, in 1886 he along with his family ( seven sons and two daughters ) by his side he set out to fulfil his dream and build his distillery. Built by hand stone by stone it was to take a full year…

Douglas Laing’s Unveils Scallywag “Chocolate Edition”

Press Release..   Douglas Laing’s Unveils Scallywag “Chocolate Edition” Speyside Malt in line with World Chocolate Day.  As thousands around the world prepare to mark World Chocolate Day on July 7th, Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky firm, reveals Scallywag’s Chocolate Edition, a limited edition within the Scallywag Speyside Malt range, exclusively for…

Bourbon V Aliens…

Ok there isn’t actually any Aliens involved  but there is plenty of Bourbon.. The 4th of July as you may be aware is the day the American nation celebrates Independence Day and to me that generally brings impressions from the film Independence Day along with that super speech about not going lightly into the night……

Bladnoch Releases Limited Edition 10 Year Old Single Malt

Bladnoch Releases Limited Edition 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotland’s southernmost distillery, Bladnoch, has added to its already impressive offerings with a limited edition 10 year old Single Malt. Having recently celebrated its 200 year anniversary, Bladnoch Distillery has gone on to enjoy international gold medal success in several spirits competitions, the launch of the…

Grant’s brings in an exciting new era with Triple Wood..

Press Release..     Grant’s brings in an exciting new era with Triple Wood Range refresh marks the biggest change in the brand for twenty years Grant’s, the world’s number three Scotch whisky, today announces a global brand refresh, which includes striking new packaging with a renaming of its signature blend, a refined core range…

BENRIACH DISTILLERY AND KESTIN HARE ANNOUNCE EXPERIMENTAL COLLABORATION.

Press Release..   BENRIACH DISTILLERY AND KESTIN HARE ANNOUNCE EXPERIMENTAL COLLABORATION A Speyside distillery renowned for its experimental approach has teamed up with Scottish menswear designer Kestin Hare in a partnership which will celebrate the creative approaches to whisky distilling and clothing design. To mark the collaboration, Kestin Hare’s 2019 Spring Collection will feature five…

Red Door Gin..

Press Release..   Red Door Gin launches today. Named after the distinctive red doors at Benromach Distillery, Red Door is a small-batch, handcrafted London Dry style gin. Inspired by Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastal fringes, Red Door has been lovingly created by a dedicated team of distillers using the finest botanicals to create an elegantly…

THE GLENDRONACH RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 7.

Press Release..   THE GLENDRONACH RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 7 The GlenDronach Distillery has released its 7th batch of Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, matured in the finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks and presented at cask strength. This whisky recently won a Silver medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits…

Douglas Laing reveal their latest XOP Platinum Single Cask bottling.

Press Release..   Douglas Laing continues to commemorate their Platinum anniversary by revealing their latest XOP Platinum Single Cask bottling   Glasgow based Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing, continues their year of 70th anniversary celebrations by unveiling their 2nd Xtra Old Particular Platinum bottling.     The XOP Platinum series has been specially commissioned to…

BENRIACH SHOWCASES PEATED SPEYSIDE HERITAGE WITH RELEASE OF TEMPORIS AGED 21 YEARS

Press Release..   BENRIACH SHOWCASES PEATED SPEYSIDE HERITAGE WITH RELEASE OF TEMPORIS AGED 21 YEARS Historical whisky research indicates BenRiach was the first distillery within Speyside to re-introduce peated malt into its whisky making back in the 1970’s, a time when most Speyside distillers had moved their focus towards unpeated malt distillation. It is in…

Old Pulteney 2006 v 1990 .

Released earlier this year ( 2018 ) these two expressions are added to the 2002 vintage to become  part of a trio of vintages released into the travel retail sector by Old Pulteney. Old Pulteney distillery was founded back in 1826 when the main form of transport was done by ships, the ocean was an important…

Isle of Arran Distillers eye spring 2019 opening for Lagg Distillery

Press Release.. Isle of Arran Distillers eye spring 2019 opening for Lagg Distillery Construction of the Isle of Arran Distillers second distillery on the south of the island is on track to be completed and open to the public by spring 2019.   The most recent milestone at the Lagg Distillery is the completion of…

The Kikou.. Single cask from Akashi Distillery

I have to admit I have not had many whiskies from Japan so tasting this one was always going to be special.. ( picture courtesy of Dekanta) The kikou single cask is is as they say history in a bottle, the idea being that this whisky is an acknowledgement for the education of Masataka Taketsuru…