Dalmore 12

It has been some time since i had some Dalmore whisky and i am not sure why.. Founded back in 1839 by Alexander Matheson and today boasts a capacity of 4.3 million litres of alcohol under the ownership of Whyte and Mackay ( Emperador Inc ) With a rich history and loyal following the distillery…

Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or

Glenmorangie Founded inn 1843 by William Matheson the Glenmorangie Distillery is located within  the Scottish Highlands and is one of the whiskies people of a certain age might very well have started their whisky journey on. William Matheson is said to have been Inspired by the peaceful surroundings around the banks of the Dornoch Firth, …

Deanston 18

I recently spoke about whisky being a simple drink and how it was made to be drunk by as I said back then ” simple people” and by that I mean people who are normal, people who want to just sip a drink for its simplicity and not for the bullshit elitism that surrounds whisky…

Clynelish 21 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It seems yet again the effects of scamming is hitting the whisky community, fake bottles and people offering high end or hard to find bottles that just do not exist is becoming more and more common these days and the only advice I can really offer is to make sure you buy from a reputable…

Tomatin 11 year old batch 4 That Boutique-y whisky Company

Tomatin Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on this site was registered it is widely believed that whisky was produced on the site well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the…

Macduff 10 year old Batch 8 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Macduff Founded by the Macduff Distillers Company in 1960 the distillery has the capacity to produce 3.4million litres of alcohol per year which like so many of the other brands it will go into blends like William Lawson which sold a staggering 37 million bottles in 2017 and was established in 1889, way before Macduff…

Ben Nevis 21 year old Batch 8 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Ben Nevis Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by John McDonald and can be found nestled at the foot of the namesake mountain Ben Nevis.. With a capacity to produce 2 million litres of alcohol per year the strange thing about this distillery is the fact that although most of the liquid produced goes…

Royal Brackla 12 year old That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Royal Brackla Founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser as the Brackla distillery, it wasn’t until 1833 that William 4th granted the royal warrant that enabled the distillery to carry the “Royal” in its name. Royal Brackla is one of only 3 distilleries to receive the Royal warrant with the other two being Royal Lochnagar…

Deanston 2006 Fino Finish

Deanston The Deanston distillery is located just outside the town of Sterling and sits on the banks of the river Teith and on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, owned by the Distell group the distillery was founded back in 1965 and is located within a re furnished weavers / cotton…

Glen Garioch 1965 Cheaper by the dram

Cheaper by the Dram   I was recently approached by a new company named Cheaper by the dram to take a look at one of the upcoming releases from them, but who are Cheaper by the dram ? My initial understanding was that they are a new service entering the sample market with the intention…

Glendronach 1993 Cask 416 Batch 17

Glendronach From the very first sip of a Glendronach 15 I had I was hooked, the sheer delight it gave me just made my senses dance and gave me a determination to get as much of this liquid as I could.. I know in theory I was spoiled as the 15 was closer to being…

Teaninich 19 Year old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich The distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who owned the estate where the distillery was to be built. In 1831 John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro buys the distillery. John Munro leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850, Patterson is certainly a name you…

Loch Lomond 19 year old Royal Portrush

Loch Lomond Founded quite recently in terms of the whisky industry in 1965 and built by the Littlemill distillery company the distillery as the name suggests is located by the banks of the beautiful Loch Lomond. Although the distillery is now found at the  southern end of Loch Lomond the distillery can actually trace its…

Fettercairn 12 year old

Fettercairn Founded in 1824 by Sir Alexander Ramsey  who was one of the people who had campaigned for the licensing of whisky making.. As with a few other distilleries Sir Alexander Ramsey employed staff who had previously been involved with making illegal whisky. The distillery was sold along with the land to the Gladstone family…

Twisted Tattoo – Highland Park

Highland Park Founded In 1798 by David Robertson on the site where an illicit still had run under the watchful eye of smuggler and business man Magnus Eunson ( A name most Highland Park fans will know ) . Highland Park distillery is located on the rugged island of Orkney, the island has a long…