Port Dundas 13 Year Old 2004 – Douglas Laing

Port Dundas Founded in 1811 on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal and installing the first Coffey still in 1832, this distillery was once the largest Grain producer of its type, merging with its sister distillery Cowlairs in 1860 and with both sites operating Coffey stills the production in 1885 was hitting 2…

Loch Lomond Group goes platinum

Press Release..   LOCH LOMOND GROUP GOES PLATINUM AT 2020 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION   Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt and Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt both receive platinum honour at prestigious awards Loch Lomond Group records twelve separate medals in total   Loch Lomond Group has enjoyed one of…

F.E.W Bourbon

F E W Frances Elizabeth Willard.. Have you heard of her ? probably not..  Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was born September 28, 1839 and was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women’s suffragist. Frances Willard became the national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in 1879 and remained president until her death in 1898….

TOMATIN CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL WHISKY FESTIVAL

Press Release..   TOMATIN CREATE THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL WHISKY FESTIVAL Award-winning Tomatin Single Malt are set to host the Lockdown Whisky Festival alongside industry leading whisky brands   27th March 2020 – Tomatin Single Malt will be hosting the world’s first Lockdown Whisky Festival this April, alongside an array of whisky brands including Glen Moray, Arran and…

Rampur Double Cask

Rampur Located at the foot of the Himalayan mountains, the city of Rampur is the home of the Radico Khaitan distillery, formally the Rampur distillery.. Founded in 1943 the Radico Khaitan distillery  is the oldest distillery in India although not the best known. The distillery is better known for other spirits such as Vodka and…

Home is where the heart is…

Well we didn’t see this coming 6 months ago did we.. Reports are saying we are in for a long lock down, that means a lot of hardship is ahead, its going to get worse before it gets better !! In these unprecedented times we need to sit down and realise what is important in…

Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or

Glenmorangie Founded inn 1843 by William Matheson the Glenmorangie Distillery is located within  the Scottish Highlands and is one of the whiskies people of a certain age might very well have started their whisky journey on. William Matheson is said to have been Inspired by the peaceful surroundings around the banks of the Dornoch Firth, …

THE EPICUREAN LOWLAND MALT TO SUPPORT THE ON-TRADE COMMUNITY

Press Release..   DOUGLAS LAING’S THE EPICUREAN LOWLAND MALT SEEKS TO SUPPORT THE ON-TRADE COMMUNITY As the spirits trade faces mounting challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, leading Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co., has today announced The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky will support the on-trade workforce on two fronts. The plans…

The Gael Batch 2 – J J Corry

J J Corry Its time for a little more Irish whiskey, and to say I am excited about this release is rather an understatement !! Now we all love a story and there are no better story tellers than the Irish. little green men guarding treasure and magical fairies at the bottom of the garden,…

Just Give Me A Reason

With the current situation, the world seems to be imploding, its gone somewhat apocalyptic out there and I have to wonder what the hell is going on in some peoples head.. There is a virus spreading around the world and I am not talking about Covid 19 !! its the greed virus or as I…

Balvenie – Bottle Your Own

Balvenie Mention Balvenie to me and I get all giddy, I am not sure why but I really love the whisky produced within the walls of this beautiful distillery.. Founded in 1892 by William Grant who re built Balvenie new house and re named it as the Balvenie Distillery although it was originally intended to…

Glen Grant 10 Year Old

Glen Grant Founded in 1840 by James and John Grant this distillery sits in Beautiful surroundings and is another picturesque distilleries hiding in the heart of Speyside. A very traditional distillery built from stone and without the white washed walls this distillery has produced whisky rated very highly by Jim Murray ( the Whisky Bible…

Jameson’s Triple – Triple

Jameson We have all seen this Irish whiskey sitting on just about every whisky shelf in supermarkets, one of the biggest selling brands of whisky the world over and yet its not a staple in any whisky drinkers household that I know !! Go figure.. Selling over 8 million cases world wide in 2019 (…

Girvan 40 Year Old – Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing If you have listened to me in the past you will know I have a respect for the independent bottler Douglas Laing ! The quality they keep offering the customer is second to none ! As an indie bottler they have set the standard for a long time in my eyes and with…

Compass Box Hedonism

Compass Box They dared to be different !! They set the bar for blends ! They innovated the way we think about whisky ! They made Blended whisky, Blended Malts trendy again !! They got into trouble with the SWA. They gave us very trendy and unique whisky labels. But most importantly they gave us…

Mackmyra – Grönt Te

Grönt Te – Mackmyra When we start to think about single malt whisky or any whisky for that matter, its all about the flavours and aromas and where they originate from, we then have to appreciate these two things are highly indicative of the wood’s influence, how the liquid has interacted with the wood, the period the…

Bimber Virgin Oak – Distillery Exclusive

Bimber The upsurge in whisky being produced in the Uk is certainly gathering pace and one of those distilleries that is creating a buzz is the Bimber Distillery, located in the London, England this small distillery is delivering BIG things.. Established in 2015 the Bimber Distillery laid down the first casks in May 2016.. Designed…

Water Proof Blended Malt Whisky

Water Proof Whisky What the hell !! Water Proof whisky, what’s that all about ? Well my fellow whisky nerds it isn’t whisky that is waterproof that’s for sure.. A week or so ago I was contacted to see if I would take a look at a new whisky that was about to be released,…

PLANNING PERMISSION SECURED FOR SCOTLAND’S NORTHERNMOST MAINLAND WHISKY DISTILLERY

Press Release..   PLANNING PERMISSION SECURED FOR SCOTLAND’S NORTHERNMOST MAINLAND WHISKY DISTILLERY Local husband and wife team behind new micro-distillery set for John O’Groats   A new micro Scotch whisky distillery is set to open in John O’Groats in 2021, following planning permission secured yesterday (2 March 2020) for a 32,670 square foot site which…