Aerolite Lyndsay 10 year old

The Character of Islay Whisky Company This is another name coming from the Atom Brands umbrella, more known for the incredible That Boutiquey Whisky Company this new sector is obviously going to be all about Islay ( well one would assume that ) Little is known about this new company but what has been said…

Loch Lomond Single Cask 40

Loch Lomond Distillery Anyone visiting the actual Loch Lomond would be forgiven for not realising just a stones throw from the shores lies the very industrial Loch Lomond Distillery.. The distillery certainly isn’t the most picturesque or the oldest or most traditional but they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Founded in 1965…

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…

Ledaig 18 year old

Ledaig I always find it interesting when talking about a whisky then mention some different named distillery and wait for the reaction..  Most of those reading my blog will be well aware that Ledaig isn’t actually a Distillery name, it is however a very well known brand that is produced at the Tobermory distillery on…

Paul John – Peated Select

Paul John Paul John whisky hails from the Goa region of India and is considered by many as the premier whisky now coming out of the country.. The name on the bottle is derived from the owner himself Mr Paul John, who is also the name behind John Distillers ( the parent company of Paul…

Smokehead Sherry Bomb

Smokehead There is not too much information out there for this whisky other than it is from an undisclosed Islay distillery producing peated whisky, it is bottled by Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd who are best known in the whisky industry for the awesome Glengoyne and Tamdhu brands but also under the umbrella are brands like…

The English – Smokey Oak.

This is the second expression to be reviewed in quick succession from the English distillery known as St George distillery which hails from the beautiful countryside nestled within Norfolk.. The English Small Batch 8yo Smokey American Oak – Distilled July 2010 – Bottled August 2018 and bottled at 46% Abv with an outturn of 1065 bottles and…

GLENGLASSAUGH RELEASE DUO OF OCTAVES.

Press Release..   FRESH DUO OF GLENGLASSAUGH OCTAVES RELEASED Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing at the edge of the beautiful Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, has released Batch 2 of its Octave cask expressions, Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Peated. Both expressions are composed of hand-selected octaves, made to size from a range of…

Bowmore 26yo, 1989 from Murray McDavid..

Bowmore is one distillery I unfortunately have not really covered much on my blog ( among a few others for which I’m trying to rectify ) So thought I’d better dig out something that might be of interest.. Unfortunately this expression is long since sold out but from memory when I last tried it I…

Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX finish.

The second review in this mini series sees me reviewing this Glen Moray Peated PX finish from the Glen Moray distillery, nestled at the top of speyside this Distillery is certainly giving us some very decent whisky. Bottled at 55.8% this single cask #99917 was distilled in 2010 and spent the first 3.5 years in…

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…

BenRiach 9 yo, cask #2047..

Tonight I have the pleasure in tasting another BenRiach expression with this “peated” Port cask #2047 from 2008. BenRiach is one of 3 distilleries recently bought out by the giant  Brown -Forman who once the acquisition had gone through then moved to bring Master Blender Rachel Barrie from Morrison Bowmore onboard which is rather a…

BenRiach 2007 batch 14 head to head..

Battle of the casks… #101 V #105. 2007 sherry casks.. The next instalment in the BenRiach batch 14 release has me doing a head to head battle with these two Oloroso Sherry matured expressions, both are peated and both laid down in 2007.. First up is cask #105.. Distilled 2007 and bottled 2017 at 10…

BenRiach 1975, Peated 40yo.

Sometimes out of the blue you get to try one of those dream drams that just blow you away !  And very occasionally you try two !! But let’s not get too far in front, this review will be for one of these “Dream drams ” because both deserve the full glory ! Today I…

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…

Paul John 6yo – Batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Indian whisky is back in my glass again !  This Paul John 6 yo whisky from That Boutiquey Whisky Company is rather delicious so what more can I tell you about it ?  Well it’s one of the peated casks from the Distillery and the peat most probably hails from that famous island of…

PAUL JOHN SINGLE CASK #745

As time goes by and I get to try many new expressions from more and more distilleries and countries I keep coming back to Paul John expressions, the whisky is so very impressive, and with every new release of the single casks I just get more and more impressed… Recently I was very lucky to…

CAOL ILA 18yo ( The whisky lounge)

As many people know I’m not the biggest peated fan in the world but all my whisky friends keep sending me samples of this Islay malt or that one and as time goes past I must start to admit I’m getting into the peaty whisky but please don’t tell Ollie over at the whisky exchange…..