The Good Ole Day’s and Macallan

A Macallan and a memory Do you remember not so long ago when we all had a normal life ? The world has changed over the last few months and “normal” just does not seem to be a word we can associate with anymore, given the total change in the way most of us are…

The Whisky Circus

The Whisky Circus Is In Town The whisky Circus is in Town.. Just about everyone will be wondering what the hell am I talking about.. An idea turned into reality.. There’s a saying ” What happens in the whisky circus should never be discussed outside the whisky circus ” not because its top secret or…

World Whisky Blend – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

We all know Blends are so inferior to Single malts, obviously, no one drinks them, they are poor quality, and just chucked together in some mysterious way.. Well that’s actually far from the reality, blends are the biggest selling commodity in the whisky sector, far outstripping the single malt market. It is also a myth…

Cameronbridge 27 Year Old 1991 – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Cameronbridge Distillery Cameronbridge is not only the oldest grain distillery in Europe, its also the largest producer of grain whisky in Europe. Founded in 1824 by John Haig, who installed a Patent still which had been invented by his cousin Robert Stein in 1829, this was to enable him to produce grain whisky on a…

Glentauchers 10 Year Old – Great Drams

When you are told you have to stay home and not venture out, don’t go to work unless you really have to, it suddenly dawns on you how precious life and freedom actually is.. Over the last few weeks I have been able or maybe I have had to still work is a better description,…

Auchentoshan 24 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Auchentoshan Officially founded in 1823 by John Bullock, although the distillery is believed to have gone under a slightly different name, Duntocher, since 1817. John Bullock opened the Duntocher distillery in 1817 and although it is uncertain if this distillery was on the same site as Auchentoshan now sits what is certain is that both…

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 (…