Speyside 23 Year Old – 1995

Bartels Have I mentioned I like heavily sherried whisky ? Well I do and when I heard about this single cask offering from the independent bottlers Bartels, then I just had to get some to try. Bartels are an independent bottler who release single cask offerings at cask strength and natural colour, they also have…

Tobermory 24 year old – Claxton’s

Tobermory Founded In 1798 by John Sinclair after applying for the lease of a 57 acre site named Ledaig in 1797 with the intention  to build his distillery along with housing.. Initially a licence to distill was rejected with only a brewing licence granted but John Sinclair prevailed and opened the Ledaig distillery.. The distillery…

Glenrothes 12 yo. Old Malt Cask #14095.

Time for another Glenrothes review, this time we have independent bottler Hunter Laing and one of their Old Malt Cask bottles..  Hunter laing Was originally founded back in 1949 when Stewart’s father Frederick started his Whisky blending business in Glasgow, with Stewart coming on board in 1964.. The Old Malt Cask brand was then introduced…

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…

Arran White Stag Release 3 Tasting Panel.

Just recently the Isle of Arran distillery offered up the chance to take part in choosing the latest White Stag release, entries from all over were sent in and a lucky few ( 20 I believe) were selected and yes I was extremely lucky to be one of those selected.. Once the samples arrived, we…