Blend #1 18 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company “ Who are you, Who are you.. “  Well that’s easy to answer, That Boutiquey Whisky Company are an award winning independent bottler who belong under the umbrella of Atom brands.. The company are becoming one of the big boys within the whisky world’s independent bottlers, boasting a very impressive count…

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…

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…

Ledaig 18 yo. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Tobermory ( this distillery produces both Tobermory and the peated Ledaig )  was established back in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society in a small farming settlement, built around the medieval church at the top of the hill. Then in the 1790’s an inspired a bold new vision by John Sinclair, a local kelp merchant…

Glentauchers 18yo – Claxtons

This independent bottling of Glentauchers is from Yorkshire based Claxtons. At Claxtons  the approach of bottling whiskies in their most original form is born from generations of exploration and appreciation of ‘Uisge Beatha’ (the traditional Gaelic term for whisky, meaning water of life). Not a single precious drop has been chill-filtered or has any added…

Mortlach 18

After tasting the very impressive mortlach 25, I now get the chance to review the little sister, this 18yo is a mixture of American oak and European sherry casks, both first fill and re fill casks were used. This is a 50cl bottle and has an abv of 43.4%… Nose.. At first it is a…

Highland park 18

Highland park distillery is found on the island of Orkney, the 18yo release is part of the core range and is thought of by many as a favourite. Bottled at 43%  you can’t help but think it could be a little stronger. Nose..  It starts with a lovely fresh fruity aroma, oranges and pears,  then…

Glendronach 18.

Another big sherry bomb type whisky from the glendronach stable. This is matured in oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46%.. Why can’t other distilleries take note ! Nose.. It has a lovely dreamy aroma of dates, figs, candied oranges and spices, I could sit and nose this for the rest of the evening. Palate…..