Teaninich 11 Year Old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850. The distillery changes hands…

Inchmoan 1992

Loch Lomond The Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1965 and as suggested it is located within a stones throw of Loch Lomond… The distillery is one of those places that just does not resemble any thoughts you might have on the initial look, this is a large industrial complex distillery that when you start…

Invergordon 44 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Invergordon Founded In 1959 this grain distillery did not start to produce spirit until 1961, the distillery can be found nestled in the Highlands of Scotland. Located in the town of Invergordon which was once known by An Rudha which translates to “ the point “ , it was William Gordon who re named it…

Balblair – A look at the new range

Balblair Founded back in 1790 by James McKeddy this highland distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries and with a possible history tracing back to an earlier date of 1749 it certainly has the right to boast about its age.. The distillery today actually sits in a different location to the original site, in…

Timorous Beastie 18 year old

Douglas Laing Established In 1948,  Douglas Laing are one of the biggest names in the independent bottler sector of the whisky industry.. Renowned for the quality of single casks, blends and innovative ideas the company have one of the most impressive ranges of whiskies available in today’s market.. With a portfolio second to none Douglas…

Teaninich 17 year old – Special Release 2017

Teaninich Founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built which lies just north of Inverness. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson…

Johnnie Walker Swing – 1970s Bottling

Johnnie Walker John Walker was born on the 25th of July 1805 into a farming family, his father died in 1819 and the farm was sold with the money getting invested into a grocery, wine and spirits shop on the high street of Kilmarnock. John ran the shop as a teenager and built up the…

Teaninich 19 year old – Claxton’s

Teaninich The Teaninich distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who was the owner of the estate where the distillery is built. In 1831 the distillery is then sold to John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro. John Munro then leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850….

Glendronach Master Vintage 1993

Glendronach Founded in 1826 the Glendronach distillery sits in the Highland region of Scotland, founded by James Allardes this distillery, like so many others used to have all the workers living on site, including the distillery manager, staff, excise man, brewer and all of their families… Unfortunately today this again like most others is no…

Royal Brackla 11 year old – The Single Cask

Royal Brackla Royal Brackla was founded in 1812 by William Fraser and in 1833 the distillery was the first of only three distilleries allowed to use the “Royal” in the official name. In 1852, William hands the distillery over to Robert Fraser and co who run the distillery until 1897 when the distillery then runs…

Deanston 20 year old 1997 – The single cask

The Single Cask As many of you know Independent bottlers can and often release some real gems and recently I have had the pleasure of trying quite a few through the blog and working the festivals, this is where I first came across “The Single Cask” guys and sampled a couple of the offerings they…

Glendronach 1990 Single cask. Batch 14.

Glendronach Glendronach as you might know if you have been following my blog very kindly allowed to me review the whole batch of single casks releases in the 14th release.. A little fact about the distillery is that in days gone by  all the  workers at GlenDronach would have lived on site, including the distillery…