Bimber Sherry Cask #46

Bimber When you think of a distillery the first thing you picture is the pagoda style roof, maybe the white washed walls and in many cases the array of warehouses surrounding the main buildings.. But.. Forget that when you think of Bimber, located in the middle of an industrial area within the UK’s capital, Bimber…

Tormore 23 Year Old 1995 – The Single Cask

Tormore The Tormore distillery was founded in 1958, making this distillery a relatively young one in the history of whisky making in Scotland. Founded by Schenley international the distillery is not just beautifully designed but is also surrounded with wonderfully kept lawns, lovely white washed walls that sit perfectly within this picturesque setting. The distillery…

Sherry, Its all about the Sherry

Today on The Whisky Circus we had two fantastic guests who educated us all on the world of Sherry and Sherried Whisky..   Gordon Dundas of Glengoyne, Tamdhu and the soon to be re-opened Rosebank shared stories, information and obviously a dram or three with our friends within the Circus tent.. Erik Burgess also shared…

The Good Ole Day’s and Macallan

A Macallan and a memory Do you remember not so long ago when we all had a normal life ? The world has changed over the last few months and “normal” just does not seem to be a word we can associate with anymore, given the total change in the way most of us are…

Balvenie – Bottle Your Own

Balvenie Mention Balvenie to me and I get all giddy, I am not sure why but I really love the whisky produced within the walls of this beautiful distillery.. Founded in 1892 by William Grant who re built Balvenie new house and re named it as the Balvenie Distillery although it was originally intended to…

Highland Park Valfather

Valfather – Highland Park Its that time again when we get to try something new from Highland Park.. Valfather is the final chapter in the Viking Legend series and from the rumblings this is said to be the most peatiest !! Matured in re fill sherry butts in order to calm down and balance out…

Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair

Bunnahabhain Founded in 1881 the Bunnahabhain distillery is located on the fabled island of Islay. Bunnahabhain translates to the mouth of the river ( the river Margadale is located nearby and is the source of water for all the production ) and with its ever changing weather and rugged landscapes Islay isn’t a place for…

Casg Annamh

Aberlour This distillery sits on the outskirts of the town of Aberlour in Banffshire, originally founded by banker James Fleming in 1879 who’s motto was “ Let the Deed show” which basically means our whisky will do our talking.. And it certainly does.. Aberlour Distillery is like so many others but with the added extra…

Bimber Distillery -An Evening to Savour

Bimber Distillery Take a trip back in time to Poland and picture a man perfecting his art of distilling “ moonshine “, jump forward a few generations to the grandson who had a dream of walking in his grandfathers footsteps, only not in his native homeland but here in the UK, well London to be…

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…

Bruichladdich 16 year old Single cask – Claxton’s

A few nights ago I was privileged to be involved with another live tasting on Twitter with Steve Rush and Claxton’s independent bottlers in order to showcase the winter releases.. Rather than write down the whole tasting I decided to do them individually as they all deserve the obligatory 15 minutes of fame as they…

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…

Highland Park – Wings of the Eagle.

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is one of the new releases from Highland Park exclusively for the travel retail sector, as part of a four bottle release ( Spirit of the bear, Loyalty of the Wolf, Wings of the Eagle and Viking Pride). This expression should retail for around £79 and has been matured…

Dalbeallie Dram V Cask #7389 from Tamdhu.

During a recent live twitter tasting hosted by Steve Rush from the Whisky wire and paired up with a tasting at the Tamdhu distillery for the Spirit of Speyside festival I was extremely lucky to try both these stunning examples from this Speyside distillery. Founded back in 1896 with the first spirit flowing in 1897…

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….

Glenfiddich 27 yo 1st fill sherry barrel.

Where do I start with this review..  For many years I have enjoyed Glenfiddich whisky, after all it is the whisky that started me on my journey into single malts.. So many people dismiss Glenfiddich but how can you when  it is basically on of the best selling whisky names out there !  It is…

Auchentoshan 26 year old 1991 – Claxton’s.

The Auchentoshan distillery can be found nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills and in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge. Founded in 1823, Auchentoshan is Gaelic for “ the corner of the field “ and has a small pond lying in front that was created by a bomb…

Glenlivet 27yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

This year I decided to buy an Advent calendar for the first time and what better place to start than the “ That Boutiquey Whisky Company” advent calendar .. This years (2017) calendar has a number of new releases hidden within and surprisingly behind door number 1 was one of those new ones. Glenlivet 27yo…

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…