Milk and Honey Single Cask

Milk and Honey From the title I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you are thinking this has gone a little off topic and im about to let you into a secret sleeping tonic or something ridiculous like that.. No I am in fact talking about Israel’s first whisky distillery, founded back in 2012 the…

Whisky Makers Reserve No1

The Lakes Distillery Set in the beautiful countryside of the Lakes District, Cumbria this distillery certainly has one of the more picturesque settings, surrounded by mountains, lakes and green pastures what more could you ask for.. Ok good whisky helps too. Having recently released its first official bottling straight into the auction format which lets…

Bimber The first Release

There is a distillery with a real freshness located within Englands capital city.. Bimber.. A british distillery with Polish heritage and traditions, a real life story of a man, his grandfather and a passion to carry on the tradition and craft he learned as a boy.. Darius came to the Uk in 2003 with his…

Fettercairn 12 year old PX

Fettercairn It is always a pleasure to visit distilleries and Fettercairn is certainly a distillery that everyone should try to get to! the rolling hills in the background, surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside add to that a very friendly welcome, what more could you possibly ask for ? Ok maybe a little whisky helps…..

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….

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…

Grandeur in its finest form.. Glendronach of course.

I always look forward to pouring a dram of Glendronach and when it’s called Grandeur then my expectations are even higher, luckily they are rarely shattered when it comes down to Glendronach.. In Rachel we trust should actually be printed on the bottles these days as everything this Master blender is offering is quality, of…

Benriach 12 yo Sherry wood.

There are a few iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is right up there at the top of the pile in my mind, built back in 1898, the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965…

Glendronach 15 – Revival.

Glendronach 15 It’s back !!! The beloved Glendronach 15 revival is back at last, discontinued a few years back when the distillery was struggling to find enough stocks to continue the production of this well loved expression and were having to use older stocks in order to meet demands. The Glendronach 15 sherry cask was…

BenRiach Temporis.

Temporis, a time honoured tradition or an insight into the future.. BenRiach to me always conjures up thoughts of “typical” speyside flavours, fresh, fruity, and rich flavours that feels like a perfect fit for my palate.. But if we look back over the years it shows us that BenRiach was possibly the first Speyside distillery…

MOMENT OF SERENITY.. 76.135

The Smws is a club that almost all whisky enthusiasts will have heard of and at some point will have discussed the merits of joining.. Although you probably wouldn’t exactly call it an exclusive club as anyone can join, it is still a club to worth joining if you want exclusive bottles at a good…

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….

BenRiach Four cask V Authenticis 30 yo.

The BenRiach distillery has released some rather tasty offerings recently and the latest two to come to my attention may have just raised the bar once again. Firstly the 21yo Four cask matured Release has certainly caught my attention having spent time in Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and Red wine casks. This could…

Glenglassaugh PX Wood Finish

Ok hands up all those who don’t know too much about this Distillery ?? Yes me too, but that’s about to change for me at least. I recently had the immense pleasure of sampling a 40 yo Glenglassaugh from 1975 and boy did that blow me away. I recently received a little package and upon…

GLENROTHES 19 year old 1997 – Claxton’s

I recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with Adrian from Claxton’s independent bottlers to have a chat about the company, the background and what might be in store  in the future.. The first thing that struck me was the passion for whisky and the company and of course being a Yorkshire man his…

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 Threewood.

A lovely offering from Auchentoshan. This could be said to be my everyday dram. It’s my every mood drink, my I just fancy something drink.. You get the point, I like it. The threewood is made up by spending 10 years in American oak bourbon casks before spending a further year in Oloroso before a final…