Oban 21 (2018 Special Release)

In what was once upon a time a small fishing hamlet Oban distillery which was founded by John and Hugh Stevenson in 1793 now sits within a thriving town which the two brothers helped to transform. In 1820 Hugh Stevenson dies and passes the business to his son Thomas, unfortunately in 1829 bad investments sees…

Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

Caol Ila unpeated.. Blasphemy I hear the diehard fans shouting.. There should always be a little surprise in every package and this Caol Ila unpeated 15 year old might just be the biggest surprise in this 2018 Special Release from Diageo. Founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson the Caol Ila distillery is certainly more known…

The Singleton Glen Ord 14 year old (2018 Special Release)

The Singleton Glen Ord.. This 14 year old special release is rather interesting, initially matured in Refill American oak hogsheads and ex bodega European Sherry butts before moving into Charred ex Pedro Ximenez and Mosatel casks for an extra development period before finally marrying together in European Oak puncheons ( yes that’s 5 different casks…

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…

Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

Talisker at 8 years old and cask strength can only mean one thing, it’s the special release 2018 time.. Ok so I am a little late but as they say it’s better late than never.. Each year Diageo release a series of  highly anticipated limited cask strength bottles that are said to highlight the individual…

Claxtons announce winter 2018 release..

  Claxtons Winter 20-8 Release.. Next month Claxton’s will launch their most prestigious release to date – This outturn displays a diverse array of styles and is comprised of five Single Cask, Single Malts and one Single Cask, Single Grain Scotch Whisky. Included in the outturn are: • Dumbarton 32 Years Old (1986), Matured in…

Big Peat 2018 Christmas Edition Announced..

Press Release..   BIG PEAT ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS 2018 LIMITED EDITION Douglas Laing today announces Big Peat Christmas 2018, a Cask Strength Limited Edition release that joins the award-winning Islay Malt Scotch Whisky range. The Glasgow-based family business, this year amidst its 70thanniversary celebrations, launched Big Peat into the global market in 2009. Since then, the…

Glenfiddich “Spirit of Speyside” 2018 bottling.

Glenfiddich Distillery “ Valley of the deer “ was the dream of William Grant, in 1886 he along with his family ( seven sons and two daughters ) by his side he set out to fulfil his dream and build his distillery. Built by hand stone by stone it was to take a full year…

Paul John announces KANYA..

Press Release.. Kanya from Paul John. Voted Asian whisky of the year 2018 by Jim Murray with a score of  96 out of 100 this superb whisky is set to be released early in the new year. The whisky itself is made up from Whisky aged  around 7-years and has been matured  in first fill American…

Jim Murray’s whisky of the year 2018 …

Jim Murray’s whisky bible whisky / whiskey of the year 2018 has been announced and this year I can’t see the big out cry from his discussion.. There will still be a few talking points but there is nothing new there.. (Drum roll) 2018 World Whisky of the Year is.. Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain…