A day in the life – Cooperking Distillery

A day in the life… Cooperking Distillery.. Every now and again you meet some people who really impress you, they might be just someone you pass on the street or someone you actually know.. Abbie and Chris are two people who really deserve every success they wish for, but then doesn’t everyone ! Well yes but…

Steel Bonnets – The Lakes Distillery.

Steel Bonnets.. They say this is a blend of the finest malts from both sides of the border and with the lakes distillery blending their own whisky into this, we can then assume this is a possibly a 3 year old whisky with England and Scotland united in order to pay homage to those who…

The Kikou.. Single cask from Akashi Distillery

I have to admit I have not had many whiskies from Japan so tasting this one was always going to be special.. ( picture courtesy of Dekanta) The kikou single cask is is as they say history in a bottle, the idea being that this whisky is an acknowledgement for the education of Masataka Taketsuru…

Cooper king Distillery.

Cooper King Distillery is the latest name to the growing list of new distilleries  starting up within the Uk, located just north of the City of York and nestled between the Howardian Hills and the  Yorkshire Dales National Park, the distillery is within a stones throw of other major visitor attractions of York and surrounding…

AUCHENTOSHAN PX DISTILLERY CASK.

Auchentoshan distillery is located on the outskirts of Clydebank, Glasgow just beside the Kilpatrick hills.. The distillery can be traced back to around 1800 when a distillery named as Duntocher was mentioned which is believed to be what we now know as Auchentoshan.. Auchentoshan is unusual in that it practices triple distillation instead of the…

“THE ONE ” sherry 12 month finish.

The Lake District is a beautiful part of England, stunning mountain ranges, with scenery that draws people from all over the world, but nestled in between those stunning peaks just happens to be our very own English distillery.  The lakes Distillery is just about to release its very own spirit to the lucky few who…

SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE DISTILLERY

There is to be another new English whisky distillery, based in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire. The aim of the distillery is to produce whisky but as this is not an overnight process, there will be other exciting things in the meantime.  The aim is to produce whisky using home grown malting barley and water from the…

Aberfeldy

Owner.. John Dewar & sons. Founded.. 1896. Region.. Highlands. Capacity.. 3 500 000 litres. Tel.. 01887 822010 Web.. Www.dewarswow.com Visitor centre. Tours. Bottle your own. Scotland’s iconic DEWAR’S® Aberfeldy Distillery Visitor Centre in Aberfeldy celebrates DEWAR’S portfolio and provides visitors with a more in-depth and engaging experience, showcasing historic memoirs, some of which have never…

Aberlour

Owner.. Chivas bros ltd. Founded.. 1826. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 3 800 000 litres. Tel.. 01340 881249 Web.. http://www.aberlour.com Visitor centre. Tours. Bottle your own(2 casks, bourbon and sherry) You hear of music being played to plants or cows. But not to barrels, like the Aberlour distillery manager who used to serenade the casks of maturing…

Ardbeg

Owner.. Glenmorangie co. (Moët hennessay) Founded.. 1815. Region.. Islay. Capacity.. 1 300 000 litres. Tel.. 01496 302244 Web.. http://www.ardbeg.com Visitor centre. Tours. To feel the true spirit of Ardbeg, visit the Distillery. Stand on the grassy mound that rises between the buildings and the sea. The sight of the pagoda roofs crowning white-washed walls before…

Ardmore

Owner.. Beam suntory. Founded.. 1898. Region.. Highland. Capacity.. 5 550 000 litres. Tel.. 01464 831213 Web.. http://www.ardmorewhisky.com Tours by appointment only [Tailored to suit] bottle purchase available, no card transaction.

Arran

Owner.. Isle of Arran distillers. Founded.. 1993. Region.. Islands (Arran) Capacity.. 750 000 litres. Tel.. 01770 830264 Web.. http://www.arranwhisky.com Visitor centre. Tours. The perfect location, naturally Arran is both beautiful and unique. With its mountains, lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles, it has all the scenery of Scotland and affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’….

Auchentoshan

Owner.. Morrison Bowmore ( suntory) Founded.. 1823. Region.. Lowlands. Capacity.. 2 000 000 litres. Tel.. 01389 878561 Web.. http://www.auchentoshan.com Visitor centre. Tours. Bottle your own. Auchentoshan triple distilled whisky. Auchentoshan new make spirit is the highest distillate of any single malt distillery in Scotland. When you taste our new spirit, strong notes of fruit and…

Auchroisk

Owner.. Diageo. Founded.. 1974. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 5 900 000 litres. Tel.. 01542 860333 Web.. http://www.malts.com Visitor centre. Tours by appointment.

Aultmore

Owner.. John Dewar & sons. Founded.. 1896. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 3 030 000 litres. Tel.. 01542 881800 Web..

Balblair

Owner.. Inver house distillers. Founded.. 1790. Region.. Highlands. Capacity.. 1 800 000 litres. Tel.. 01862 821273 Web.. http://www.balblair.com Visitor centre. Tours. Bottle your own. 1790 Balblair 1790 BALBLAIR DISTILLERY ESTABLISHED Balblair Distillery is established in 1790 by local man, John Ross, although the first known records date from 1749. 1824 John Ross THE ROSS FAMILY…

Balvenie

Owner.. William Grant & sons. Founded.. 1892. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 6 800 000 litres. Tel.. 01340 820373 Web.. http://www.thebalvenie.com Tours by appointment. Bottle your own [usually 3 casks] We still grow our own barley and keep faith with a traditional malting floor, the last of its kind in the Scottish Highlands. Our resident coppersmith maintains…