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…

Garnheath 47 Year Old 1974 (cask 14618) – Xtra Old Particular

Some distilleries get shouted about from the highest mountains whilst others just silently plod along doing things at their own pace, the whisky speaks for itself and with each release that comes along still manages to sell well without all the fuss that surrounds the others. Then we have those silent distilleries that suddenly become…

Glentauchers 9 Year Old 2010 – Hepburn’s Choice

Glentauchers distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland’s whisky producing areas, the distillery was founded in 1897. The distillery was designed by John Alcock with the building work overseen by Charles Doig & Son. Glentauchers distillery started to produce spirit when James Buchanan Co. Ltd and three members of Glentauchers Distillery Co. joined…

12 Year Old English Whisky – The Single Cask

There is an interesting conception that only Scotland can produce good whisky! Whisky is being produced all around the world by countries including Sweden, Germany, India, Taiwan and even England! But ask most whisky drinkers to name those countries and England will probably be one of the last to be named, why ?  Lets look…

Blanton’s Original

Bourbon has never been a drink i have loved but that is all changing, so many friends are drinking this liquid and insisting i try different expressions. Lets wind the clock back for this story though, I can remember trying the typical supermarket bourbons and thinking these are way too sweet and oaky for me….

Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Announce “Cheers to Better Days”

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Unveils Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” Series  Leading independent bottler, Douglas Laing & Co, today reveals their Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” mini-series;comprising of a Jura 12 Years Old Single Malt, Port Dundas 16 Years Old Single Grain, Linkwood 12 Years Old Single Maltand a Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky;each from just one Single Cask.   The family firm…

Edradour 12 Year Old 2008 – cask 689

Some distilleries excite you like a kid in a sweet shop, others are good enough to put a smile on the face and others just seem to underwhelm. Edradour for me is a strange one, I love the whisky, i love the style and i always look out for those Ibisco decanter style bottles from…

THE GLENALLACHIE Releases Oldest Core Release To Date

Press Release.. OLDEST CORE RELEASE TO DATE UNVEILED BY THE GLENALLACHIE   Batch 1 of The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength single malt is the latest creation from world-renowned Master Distiller, Billy Walker     Hot on the heels of winning the World’s Best Single Malt award (World Whiskies Awards, 2021), The GlenAllachie Distillery is launching…

Jura Whisky Unveils New Distillery Cask Fèis Ìle Edition 2021, In Support of Jura Music Festival

Press Release 17th May 2021     Jura Whisky Unveils Distillery Cask Fèis Ìle Edition 2021  Pledging Support for Jura Music Festival Jura Single Malt whisky has announced the launch of its Distillery Cask Fèis Ìle Edition 2021, which is set for release on the distillery’s official day of Fèis Ìle on 6th June. This special single cask release will, for the first time, support…

TIMOROUS BEASTIE UNLEASHES“MEET THE BEAST”

Press Release.. TIMOROUS BEASTIE UNLEASHES “MEET THE BEAST” CASK STRENGTH LIMITED EDITION   Douglas Laing & Co, family firm behind the “Remarkable Regional Malts” Scotch Whisky range, today unleash Timorous Beastie “Meet the Beast”; a limited edition partner to their Highland Malt brand.    Offered at a natural cask strength of 54.9% and matured exclusively in ex-American…

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old – 100 Proof TWE Exclusive

Glenfarclas has in my mind always been the distillery that set the bench mark for sherried whiskies, add to that a very competitive price tag and it is hard to look any further.. That said i have often sat with whisky friends and discussed the matter and get astonished when i hear ” i am…

Redbreast Releases New Dream Cask: Oloroso Sherry Edition

Pres Release PRESS INFORMATION   INTRODUCING REDBREAST DREAM CASK OLOROSO SHERRY EDITION Annual Redbreast Dream Cask Release is Unveiled to Celebrate World Whisky Day Redbreast Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at its world-renowned Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork, has announced the fourth release in its exceptional Dream Cask collection to mark World…