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…

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…

Glen Scotia 1991.. Murray McDavid.

You know what .. I am really looking forward to this review, Glen Scotia is really starting to intrigue me with some fantastic tasting whisky and when I noticed this on the Murray McDavid table at a recent whisky festival I had to dive in and see if what I thought would be right. Murray…

Glengoyne 21.

Glengoyne distillery was the first actual distillery I ever visited so as you can imagine I do have a little soft spot for the whisky produced there, and as it happens most of it is sherry matured whisky.. And just incase you had not picked up on the matter I am quite partial to a…

Glendronach 12.

Glendronach…  Sherry… and big bold flavours and aromas just seem to go so well in the same sentence, but is it the same when we get down to the entry level expressions. This 12 yo whisky is matured in the same styles as some of the older expressions using the finest European oak that has…

Aultmore 25 year old XOP Douglas Laing

Sometimes in life we have to spoil ourselves, so when I want to spoil myself in the whisky world I generally turn to a well matured sherried whisky.. The aromas and flavours just seem to have the power to transport you into a different place.. Take all the pains away from your working day, all…

Glendronach 1990 Single cask. Batch 14.

Glendronach Glendronach as you might know if you have been following my blog very kindly allowed to me review the whole batch of single casks releases in the 14th release.. A little fact about the distillery is that in days gone by  all the  workers at GlenDronach would have lived on site, including the distillery…

ABERLOUR 12.

I have had the pleasure of visiting Aberlour  distillery deep in the heart of Speyside a couple of times over the last couple of years and it is a place that always gives you a warm welcome !  Aberlour to me always brings up thoughts of big sherried beasts such as A’bunadh, that full throttle batch…

BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12yo

There are a good number of iconic distilleries in Scotland, some are instantly recognised by just about everyone and some are still hidden gems known to those who are truly in the whisk geek class but today’s dram is one of those distilleries that just used to be fairly unknown but these days the name…

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…

BALVENIE 12 TRIPLE CASK.

The balvenie distillery has become quite an iconic distillery of late with most whisky drinkers having tasted at least one expression, usually the doublewood but recently balvenie have released the tripple cask..  This 12yo is matured in 3 types of wood, firstly traditional re-fill casks plus first fill bourbon barrels and not forgetting those very…

A DAY IN THE LIFE.. Callum Fraser

There are many iconic distilleries in Scotland, but not many come bigger than Glenfarclas.. This distillery is probably the biggest name out there when it comes down to sherry matured whisky,  so when I got the chance to get the distillery manager Callum Fraser on board  how could I refuse.. Glenfarclas distillery can be found…

ABERFELDY 1998 BYO Single cask.

Aberfeldy Distillery was founded by John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. in 1896, and opened in 1898. The distillery is located on the eastern outskirts of Aberfeldy, on the southern bank of the upper Tay.  The distillery relies on the fresh water from the  Pitilie Burn, which runs alongside the distillery. Aberfeldy is the only distillery…

ABERFELDY 21yo

This 21yo offering from Aberfeldy distillery is the flagship bottle from the core range, launched back in 2005 it has long been the benchmark for quality from the distillery.. The distillery is found in beautiful Scottish countryside on the edges of Loch Tay in Perthshire, and here is where the magic begins, 21 years ago…

BENRIACH 35yo

This 35yo Benriach was released back in 2014 in order to replace the 30 yo expression,  it is made up off whisky from the 70’s when the distillery was still owned by Glenlivet. The distillery was built back in 1898 by John Duff, and only produced spirit for 2 years before shutting doors for 65…

GLENFARCLAS FAMILY CASK 1959.

Sometimes in life we get to spoil ourselves, sometimes an opportunity comes along that we just can’t turn down.. Well that’s where I am tonight, I have in front of me the most wonderful smelling whisky imaginable… Glenfarclas as we all know produce some of the finest sherried whisky available anywhere, and the one I…

“THE ONE ” sherry 12 month finish.

The Lake District is a beautiful part of England, stunning mountain ranges, with scenery that draws people from all over the world, but nestled in between those stunning peaks just happens to be our very own English distillery.  The lakes Distillery is just about to release its very own spirit to the lucky few who…

PROBABLY SPEYSIDES FINEST

There are some iconic distillerys out there and this is obviously from one of the best.. .  Of course we all know the rumours of which distillery this is from but that’s as much as I will say.  So the bottle I have today for review is from 1967 and is a whopping 46 years…