Glendronach 16 year old – Boynsmill

Glendronach The original house named Boynsmill was renamed when James Allardice founded the distillery along with a consortium and renamed it Glendronach in 1826.. In 1837 part of the distillery was ravaged by fire and a re build was in order, by the 1860’s Glendronach  was the largest duty paying distillery located in the highlands….

Talisker Port Ruighe.

Talisker.. Is there anybody out there that has not heard of this distillery ? I doubt it..   The oldest working Distillery found on the Isle of Skye, founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill the distillery is today synonymous with for its chilli heat and peppery character. Talisker has a capacity to produce around…

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…

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…

Glen Moray ” Bottle your own” Port Finish.

There is something magical about visiting a distillery and being able to take away an exclusive “bottle your own”  expression, the experience just gives the visit that little bit of an extra special feeling.. If like me you visit a distillery on every opportunity you will know that bottling your own exclusive whisky is on…

GLEN MORAY 25 ( port wood finish)

Glen Moray is a distillery found on the outskirts of Elgin, on the banks of the river Lossie where it has been since 1897. I was lucky enough to have recently visited the distillery and treated to a very detailed tour showing all the investment and upgrades the distillery has had over the recent past…..