Benromach 2008 Cask Strength

Benromach The Benromach distillery company  was founded back in 1898 by Duncan MacCallum and F.W.Brickmann who started construction on the distillery in the same year before starting to produce spirit in 1900, unfortunately due to lack of money the distillery also shut in the same year.  In 1911 Benromach was bought by Harvey McNair and…

Rock Oyster Cask Strength, batch 2 – Douglas Laing.

Douglas Laing was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, specialising  in the selection and release of specialist, craft Scotch Whiskies. Douglas Laing hand select the finest, and often rarest, Scotch Whisky stocks from across all of Scotland’s Whisky regions and bottle them under a handful of different categories ( XOP, Old Particular, Clan Deny…

Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky, Cask Strength.

Canada or bust.. A trip into the wilderness for me, or maybe not.. I was recently sent another package from a friend over in Canada containing several Canadian whiskies, the one that really jumped out is this Lot 40 Rye whisky. Why did it jump out ? Well, firstly I have recently discovered Rye Whiskies…

Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 7.

Glendronach, Glendronach, Glendronach.. Say it 3 times, add cask strength and it will appear.. Hopefully.. Glendronach cask strength batch 7 has just been released so I thought you might be interested in my thoughts on this latest release.. Drawn from both Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry butts this latest offering is bottled at 57.9% abv…

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…

BenRiach Tripple Cask, Cask Strength, Batch 2..

A tripple cask explosion from BenRiach.. What’s not to like about that ? Throw in the fact it’s cask strength and “you had me at hello “ This latest batch 2 Release follows on from the award winning batch 1 which won the silver outstanding award at the international wine and spirit competition in 2016…..

Glenlivet 17yo Cask strength.

I quite often do a few sample swops with other bloggers and friends and the latest person to join in with this is a chap I met on one of the whisky forums, having done a blind tasting on the first swop I requested a little info this time ( you don’t want to look…

BENRIACH PEATED (Cask Strength) Batch 1..

BenRiach recently announced the launch of the new Peated cask strength batch number 1 and today I get to review said whisky ( lucky me) .. This new release is said to be made from heavily peated barley and has been bottled at 56% ( cask strength ) as well as being natural colour and…

GLENDRONACH CASK STRENGTH..Batch 6.

Glendronach cask strength, what can I say other than the ones I have had have all been pretty damn good so now we are on Batch 6 I thought it was about time I actually reviewed it for the blog instead of just drinking it.. As most of you might already know Glendronach is pretty…

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…

Glenlivet Nadurra

I have had quite a few bottles of Glenlivet over the years but this series has to be my favourite,  the Nadurra is a series of small batches, bottled at cask strength or as it used to say ” natural cask strength” .. This series started off as bourbon matured releases then progressed to sherry…