Four Roses 130th Anniversary – Limited edition Small Batch.

Four roses bourbon has or should I say is celebrating 130 years of producing bourbon under the name of “Four Roses” founded by Paul Jones Jr, the name is said to have come from the moment his true love accepted his proposal by wearing a corsage of four red roses to the ball and in…

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…

Deanston 2003 Bourbon cask.. (Byo)

With the ever growing demand for single malts and single cask offerings the latest trend to get you to the visitor centres is to offer you the chance to bottle your very own whisky direct from the cask, although I say the latest trend this is not entirely a new concept and some distilleries have…

Tennessee Whisky From That Boutiquey Whisky Company..

First things first, is this Whisky, whiskey or Bourbon …  Well the good folks from That Boutique-y whisky company assure me this Tennessee whisky is Whisky, so next I know you are thinking my blog is basically scotch but I am trying to broaden my spectrum so I will continue.. The next thing to try…

BenRiach Temporis.

Temporis, a time honoured tradition or an insight into the future.. BenRiach to me always conjures up thoughts of “typical” speyside flavours, fresh, fruity, and rich flavours that feels like a perfect fit for my palate.. But if we look back over the years it shows us that BenRiach was possibly the first Speyside distillery…

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…

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…

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…

BenRiach Four cask V Authenticis 30 yo.

The BenRiach distillery has released some rather tasty offerings recently and the latest two to come to my attention may have just raised the bar once again. Firstly the 21yo Four cask matured Release has certainly caught my attention having spent time in Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and Red wine casks. This could…

Four Roses Small Batch… Limited edition 2017.

Now I don’t profess to be an expert when it comes to bourbon or even pretend I am Visiting the bourbon bottle on a regular pattern but over the last year or so I have started to venture back into it, the sweet aromas and oak influenced flavours are really starting to appeal to me….

Balvenie 15 single barrel ( bourbon )

Balvenie needs no introduction from me, as it is one of my favourite distilleries that has almost been overshadowed by its sister distillery Glenfiddich for so long.  Over more recent years whisky lovers are really starting to appreciate just how good the whisky coming from within the walls actually is and David Stewart, the one…

TOMATIN CASK STRENGTH

Back in June ( 2016) I had the pleasure of visiting the Tomatin distillery where I was introduced to some of the staff and given a tour which was the cask tasting tour..  While on the tour my guide ( Scott ) chatted about the core range and single cask selection and the different make…

TOMATIN 21yo ( Claxton’s Ib )

I recently came across Tomatin as a distillery, when I reviewed the bottle your own range for the blog,  I was instantly impressed with what was being offered, the whisky was so well balanced and carried a lot of complexity.  So when I got the chance to review this single cask offering from Claxton’s, who…

Paul John ( edited )

Part 2 of a series of 3 offerings from the Paul John stable.. “Paul John Edited ” is the latest review. Edited is also matured in bourbon casks with 15% peated whisky vatted together in order to make the finished product. All the products are double distilled in a traditionally designed pot stills. As with…

Balvenie 41yo single cask.

Back in June (2015) I had the pleasure of visiting the Balvenie distillery, during this visit and tour I had the extreme pleasure of sampling a single cask 41 yo Balvenie, this was the sample given to those who are warehouse 24 members..Even better I was able to bottle up another sample to review.. This…

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…

Auchentoshan Threewood.

A lovely offering from Auchentoshan. This could be said to be my everyday dram. It’s my every mood drink, my I just fancy something drink.. You get the point, I like it. The threewood is made up by spending 10 years in American oak bourbon casks before spending a further year in Oloroso before a final…