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…

Islay #2, 25 yo.. That Boutiquey Whisky Company..

That Boutiquey Whisky Company just seems to have a sadistic side to it, expression after expression is being released from top distilleries who insist on withholding the name and us poor customers have to try and work out just which distillery it might be from.. Dave who is one of the Ambassadors ( I say…

Auchentoshan 25 yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Auchentoshan…. One of my favourites of the whisky world, triple distilled and always one that I reach for, but just lately they have disappointed me.. The Distillery ( or should I point the finger at the corporate people behind them ) just seems determined to be all about cocktails and bartenders, forget the heritage and…

Glengoyne 25 yo.

Tracing the history of Glengoyne gives us a typical story of illegal distilling turning into a legal operation and the story begins  way way back to the early years of the 1800’s when George Connell begins distilling illegally on the same location as the present Distillery is located but he was not the first to…

Redbreast 25. La Maison du Whisky.

Sometimes a whisky jumps out at you and you have that feeling somewhere deep down that this could be rather special, it might be that the particular whisky is from a favourite distillery or just one of those dream Drams. A while back I was sent through a small bottle of Redbreast 25yo that had…

Glendronach Kingsman

When a whisky is paired with a film you hope it’s going to be worthy of the title and that the film will actually be worth watching, so when Glendronach announced they were going to release a special bottling to celebrate the release for the film “The Kingsman, The Golden circle” I was thinking this…

AULTMORE 25. OFFICIAL BOTTLING.

 I recently had the pleasure off reviewing an Aultmore 25yo from a single sherry Butt released by Douglas Laing and as a result was offered the opportunity to review this official bottling of the Aultmore 25.. As you may have guessed I jumped at the chance to see how they might compare although it is…

GLEN MORAY 25 ( port wood finish)

Glen Moray is a distillery found on the outskirts of Elgin, on the banks of the river Lossie where it has been since 1897. I was lucky enough to have recently visited the distillery and treated to a very detailed tour showing all the investment and upgrades the distillery has had over the recent past…..

Glenfarclas 25.

I have the pleasure of reviewing the Glenfarclas 25yo. A well aged speyside malt totally matured in sherry butts, bottled at 43%.. Nose.. This has a nose that needs a little time to open up fully.  Once open you get full on rich fruit cake, orange marmalade, fresh orange peel, a hint of liquorice and…

Talisker 25

Talisker 25 is one of those bottles I have fancied trying for some time, I bought a bottle a while back and had a small try, I decided to re visit and here is my thoughts.. Bottled at 45.8% .. Nose..  At first intake it is Smokey, not a big powerful smoke, more like a…

Mortlach 25

This mortlach 25yo is part of the 2014 release and is bottled at 43.4% and available in a beautiful 50cl bottle, it is a rare beauty indeed.. It certainly looks the part. Although I have not had the pleasure of many mortlachs I can not wait to taste this. Nose.. At first it is really…