Benriach 12 yo Sherry wood.

There are a few iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is right up there at the top of the pile in my mind, built back in 1898, the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965…

Lagavulin 12 Years Old (Special Release 2018)

Lagavulin, founded back in 1816 by John Johnson is the second whisky to be reviewed in this 2018 special release series from the  Diageo stable.. No Special Release would be the same without the Lagavulin 12 year old, it has after all featured in all but the very first release back in 2002 !! Lagavulin…

A tweet tasting with Glenallachie.

Built in 1967 by Mackinlay McPhearson & Co in the Speyside area of Scotland’s whisky production the distillery is today back into private ownership headed by Billy Walker after acquiring the distillery from  Chivas Brothers ( Pernod Ricard) in the middle of 2018.. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes and taking water from the…

Glendronach 12.

Glendronach…  Sherry… and big bold flavours and aromas just seem to go so well in the same sentence, but is it the same when we get down to the entry level expressions. This 12 yo whisky is matured in the same styles as some of the older expressions using the finest European oak that has…

ABERLOUR 12.

I have had the pleasure of visiting Aberlour  distillery deep in the heart of Speyside a couple of times over the last couple of years and it is a place that always gives you a warm welcome !  Aberlour to me always brings up thoughts of big sherried beasts such as A’bunadh, that full throttle batch…

MACALLAN DOUBLE CASK 12yo

The Macallan is famously known for the quality sherry cask used to mature the spirit they produce.  The Macallan works closely with the only fully integrated ‘tree to finished seasoned cask’ company in Spain, to identify the oak trees in the forests of northern Spain, fell the trees, saw and air-dry the oak staves before…

MACALLAN SHERRY OAK 12yo

The name Macallan ’ is most likely derived from two Gaelic words -‘Magh’ meaning a fertile piece of ground and ‘Ellan’, meaning ‘of St Fillan’, an Irish born monk who travelled widely in Scotland spreading Christianity during the eighth century. Mention whisky and Macallan to anyone and they will know the name such is the power…

MACALLAN FINE OAK 12 yo.

Founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, who was a farmer and school teacher, The  Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then, The Macallan has built a reputation as one of the world’s truly great single malts. Starting with Alexander and through the subsequent owners of The Macallan distillery…

Glenfiddich 12

This is the entry level malt for Glenfiddich, it will always have many followers and plenty of people that just want to slate it.  Glenfiddich is one of the worlds best selling malts so they must be doing something right. This malt was my first single malt that I bought so I will always be…

Highland park 12.

Highland park is a well followed distillery, the distillery is found at the top of Scotland on the island of Orkney. The distillery is one of the last remaining distilleries that still have a floor maltings, this is now a dying art due to the fact it is a lot of hard work, and it…