Glen Moray Single Cask #1164

Glen Moray In an age where bottles of whisky are fetching astonishing figures, selling as investments rather than something to be drunk and arriving in the finest Lalique glass decanters, distilleries boasting long lost or rediscovered casks that have suddenly been located in dark dusty corners, there is a distillery quietly getting on with what…

Auchentoshan Distillery Cask #4447

The Auchentoshan distillery can be found nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills and in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge. Officially founded in 1823, Auchentoshan which  is Gaelic for “ the corner of the field “ is one of the only distilleries in Scotland to practice tripple distillation….

Tomatin Virgin Oak, Cask 3428.

Tomatin.. Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on the site was registered, although it is believed that Whisky was produced well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains at…

Balvenie First fill (bottle your own)

One of the best things about visiting a distillery for me is the chance to try whisky direct from the cask, it gives you that feeling that your part of something special, then when you get the chance to bottle whisky from the cask it just makes it all that bit more special..  These days…

Glen Moray ” Bottle your own” Port Finish.

There is something magical about visiting a distillery and being able to take away an exclusive “bottle your own”  expression, the experience just gives the visit that little bit of an extra special feeling.. If like me you visit a distillery on every opportunity you will know that bottling your own exclusive whisky is on…

Auchentoshan Distillery Cask #935

Today’s review is taking a trip back to my beloved Auchentoshan distillery in order to review the latest offering from the bottle your own.  Over the last few years I have purchased quite a few of these bottles and so far I have had some stunning bottles, this is my first Auchentoshan oloroso single cask…

Tomatin px finish, single cask.

This is the last in a series of bottle your own offerings from Tomatin distillery. This offering is a 13 yo matured in American oak for 10 years then finished off in a pedro ximenez sherry cask.. Distilled 18-1-02 and re-gauged 10-1-12 into the px cask. It has a lovely dark copper tinge, bottled at…

Tomatin, first fill bourbon.

The latest offering from Tomatin distillery is another bottle your own, this time I have a 2003 first fill bourbon cask, distilled 23-10-03 and bottled 25-9-15 so just short of 12yo..  It has a strength of 56.4% so it is no puppy.. Nose.. After a few minutes sitting around patiently I dived into a barrage…

Tomatin virgin oak.

Another offering from Tomatin distillery, this is another bottle your own offering, in cask date is 18-01-06.. Bottled 25-9-15..So it is a 9yo single cask from virgin oak, bottled at a lip smacking 60%.. Lovely.. First impression is the fantastically deep copper tint, I already want to dive in. Nose.. Straight away your senses are…

Tomatin 1990 single barrel.

Another offering from the bottle your own range from the highland distillery Tomatin. This time I have a 1990 1st fill American oak cask, bottled at 54.4% .  This was filled 24-9-1990 and bottled 25-9-15 so 25yo and happy birthday to it.. Nose..  Straight away there are sweet vanilla notes, toffee, fudge and butterscotch, it…

Tomatin 13yo single barrel

This is a bottle your own offering from Tomatin distillery, this particular single barrel was filled on the 29-3-2002 and is a first fill oloroso cask. This  sample was taken 25-9-15 so just over 13yo.. The strength is 57% .. Nose..  Lovely sweet fruity scents, oranges, pears, apricot and possibly  a little pineapple in there…

Auchentoshan 2001 Distillery Cask

Auchentoshan Single Cask #49 Distillery.. Auchentoshan Region.. Lowland Distilled.. 18-1-2001 Bottled.. 8-10-2013 Abv.. 52.8% Cask.. First fill Bourbon #49   This is yet another one of the superb bottle your own from Auchentoshan. I even managed to get bottle number 1.. Happy days. Nose.. At first you could be forgiven thinking it is a simple…

Auchentoshan Distillery Cask #11030

Auchentoshan 1996 – 17 year old Distillery.. Auchentoshan Region.. Lowland Distilled.. 28-6-1996 Bottled.. 1-10-2013 Abv.. 56% Cask.. First fill Bourbon #1130 This is Naturally Coloured, NCF and is part of the Bottle your own experience This is stunning. Nose… Its fantastic, loads of vanilla and all things sweet, werthers original, fresh citrus notes, lemon peel,…