Bunnahabhain 1988 Marsala Finish

Bunnahabhain Having not reviewed much from Bunnahabhain I now find myself looking at a few expressions and wondering why ? This is one of the Islay distilleries that offers unpeated whisky and although that is the last thing you expect when talking about Islay it’s certainly becoming more acceptable these days. Located at the mouth…

Caol Ila 2004. Connoisseurs Choice.

Located in the North east of Islay overlooking the straight between Islay and Jura, Caol Ila is Gaelic for “ sound of Islay” and was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. Today the distillery is owned by Diageo and has the capacity to produce 6.5 million litres of alcohol from its 3 wash stills (…

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish..

Another review and another Glen Moray single cask.. Don’t get much better than that let me tell you !! The 4th instalment sees me reviewing this  Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, at just over 15 years old this whisky has spent the majority of time maturing in a Bourbon cask before spending the last 9…

Glen Moray 1998 Px Finish.

Review number 3 in this mini series seems a little like Deja vu, last year we had a rather special release from 1994 which was also a Px Finish like this one and boy was it an outstanding dram.. This expression is a little younger and I have great expectations for it so fingers crossed….

Glenglassaugh Peated Virgin Oak.

Glenglassaugh have released a set of 4 wood finished expressions and this Peated Virgin Oak is the final review in this series, the first 3 reviewed were the delicious PX sherry finished whisky and then the Port finished taking on the Peated Port cask finish in a head to head.. I always find that a…

Glenglassaugh Port Finish v Peated Port Finish.

Todays review sees me go head to head once again with two expressions from Glenglassaugh that have both been finished in port pipes but one is peated and the other not ! This should be rather interesting.. Both are bottled at 46% abv and are part of the new 2017 wood finish Release. Port wood…

Arran Amarone Wine Finish..

The Isle of Arran distillery recently announced another batch of this Amarone ” finish” was to be released so it only seemed right to get myself some to review.. Initially matured in ” traditional oak casks” this malt is then given a finishing period in Amarone wine casks sourced from an artisan producer from Tuescany,…

BENRIACH 22yo MOSCATEL.

Last year I was extremly lucky to have the opertunity to visit and look round the Benriach distillery. At the time the company had just been bought out by Brown – Foreman and speculation was rife with what might or might not happen..  Now over the last few days the company has just announced the…

GLEN MORAY ( port cask finish )

The locally malted barley and pure waters of the River Lossie combine to produce this delicate well-balanced whisky. At the Glen Moray distillery you can discover the reality of malt whisky distilling. The delight of Glen Moray is that  when you take one of the tours your tour guide could actually be one of the…

The Ardmore Port Wood.

The Ardmore Port Wood Finish has been matured in traditional American white oak bourbon barrels and European half port pipes for 12 years, it is NCF and bottled at 46%abv. Nose.. The nose is full of berries, red and black, it’s just like a freshly baked berry  pie with vanilla custard, Blood  Oranges dipped in…

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…

Auchentoshan 1988 wine cask finish

Auchentoshan 1988 wine cask finish has spent 8 years in bourbon casks before ” finished ” in wine casks for 17, yes 17 years so hardly your normal finish, bottled at 47.6% … To start with this is a lovely ruby red colour, you look at it and wonder if it isn’t a red wine…..