Glen Scotia 18

Glen Scotia Founded in 1832 the Glen Scotia distillery is now 1 of only 3 distilleries to be found in the once “ whisky capital of the world “ The once thriving region is now a shadow of its former self.  The whisky being produced in the area though is exceedingly good and along with…

Paul John – Peated Select

Paul John Paul John whisky hails from the Goa region of India and is considered by many as the premier whisky now coming out of the country.. The name on the bottle is derived from the owner himself Mr Paul John, who is also the name behind John Distillers ( the parent company of Paul…

There’s an E in these tri Teeling Whiskies

Teeling Whiskey Teeling whisky can trace its heritage back to 1782 when Walter Teeling opened up a  distillery In Marrowbone lane in the  Liberties area of Dublin which was at the time named the “Golden Triangle “ due to the number of distilleries operating in that area. The distillery was later bought out by the…

Tormore 16 year old

Tormore Distillery Tormote distillery was founded in 1958 which makes this distillery a relatively young one in the history of whisky making in Scotland. Founded by Schenley international the distillery is certainly a very beautifully designed building and is surrounded  with some wonderfully kept lawns, the distillery itself is also now classed as a listed…

Glen Scotia 15 year old..

It’s funny how you have a certain bottle always open in the cupboard, drink it regularly and never realise that you haven’t actually reviewed anything from that distillery Independently ..  Well I think it’s about time I got that sorted !! Glen Scotia distillery is located in Campbeltown which was once described as the whisky…

Glen Marnoch 1988 – Aldi..

1988 Glen Marnoch Ok so let’s get the first bit out of the way, Glen Marnoch is not a distillery nestled in the beautiful countryside of Scotland, it does not boast to be the oldest, smallest or most bottles sold of the distilleries, it is infact one of those fictional names given to a whisky…

Mortlach 20 year old batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 22 and out journey is coming to its end but not before we visit Speyside once again.. Mortlach is another distillery owned by Diageo, founded back in 1823 by James Findlater this distillery is certainly one of the more iconic Speyside whiskies.. Mortlach is well known for the big sherried expressions and bold flavours…

Caperdonich 22 year old, batch 5 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 20… As we count down the last few days of this amazing journey through some of the finest offerings That Boutique-y Whisky Company has to offer we come across another sadly closed distillery.. Hailing from Speyside, Caperdonich Distillery was always referred to as the sister distillery to Glen Grant or as it was officially…

BenRiach 9 year old, batch 4 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 19 and it’s BenRiach time baby.. Caught the ferry back to the mainland and headed to Speyside once again for a little Speyside single malt.. I have had the pleasure of trying a good few single malt expressions from this Speyside distillery and I have to admit this is again a firm favourite with…

Strathmill 11 year old batch 5 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

It is Day 16 and Speyside is once again our destination.. Strathmill is another distillery owned by Diageo and with most of the whisky produced going into blends like J & B . The distillery itself is one that is mostly closed to the public and with bottlings of single malt very rarely available it’s…

Langatun 5 year old batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 14 and it’s time to pack the bags again, catch a plane and enjoy the Swiss Alps !! The story of Langatun is rather interesting and can be traced back to 1857 when Jakob Baumberger returned home from studying in Munich, when he founded a distillery in the grounds of his fathers farm..  later…

Irish Single malt 13 year old batch 2 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Another superb Irish single malt from That Boutiquey Whisky Company is on offer in today’s review..  Hailing from an undisclosed distillery in Ireland and once again proudly supporting the psychedelic horse reference from father Ted this 13 year old can only be from a small number of distilleries so let’s take a look.. As mentioned…

Craigellachie 31 …. (Worlds Best ? )

Any one remotely interested in whisky other than drinking the stuff will know about the many awards and acknowledgements handed out to various expressions each and every year, many of you out there will also know that when something is acknowledged as the best in the world there is a lot of scepticism surrounding that…