Glen Scotia 14 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

Glen Scotia Located in Campbeltown, once regarded as the whisky capital of Scotland, the distillery  was founded in 1832 by two families ( the Stewart’s and Galbraith families ) who ran the distillery until 1895 when Glen Scotia was sold to Duncan MacCallum who in turn sold out to the West Highland Malt Distillers in…

Rampur Double Cask

Rampur Located at the foot of the Himalayan mountains, the city of Rampur is the home of the Radico Khaitan distillery, formally the Rampur distillery.. Founded in 1943 the Radico Khaitan distillery  is the oldest distillery in India although not the best known. The distillery is better known for other spirits such as Vodka and…

Mackmyra – Grönt Te

Grönt Te – Mackmyra When we start to think about single malt whisky or any whisky for that matter, its all about the flavours and aromas and where they originate from, we then have to appreciate these two things are highly indicative of the wood’s influence, how the liquid has interacted with the wood, the period the…

Bimber Virgin Oak – Distillery Exclusive

Bimber The upsurge in whisky being produced in the Uk is certainly gathering pace and one of those distilleries that is creating a buzz is the Bimber Distillery, located in the London, England this small distillery is delivering BIG things.. Established in 2015 the Bimber Distillery laid down the first casks in May 2016.. Designed…

Distillery Exclusive Sherry Cask- Bimber

Bimber Bimber recently announced the first set of Distillery exclusive bottlings, four expressions were offered to those who visited the distillery and unfortunately sold out rather fast.. A virgin Oak, Sherry and a New make bottling.. Distillery only bottlings certainly have a place in the market and make for a great memory of a visit…

Dufftown 40 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Dufftown Dufftown is generally known as the capital of Speyside, boasting very easy access to many of the distilleries,  but not many ” General ” whisky drinkers will have heard of the Dufftown distillery, founded in 1895 by Peter Mackenzie, Richard Stockpole, John Symon and Charles MacPherson, the distillery was originally named the Dufftown-Glenlivet Distillery….

Auchentoshan 21

Auchentoshan Located on the outskirts of Clydebank, Glasgow just beside the Kilpatrick hills, the Auchentoshan distillery sits nestled on the edge of a housing estate and besides a busy main road. Take a look about and you see the rolling hills, headstones in a nearby cemetery and the mighty Erskine Bridge, so just a typical…

Glenfiddich Select Cask

Glenfiddich What can I say about Glenfiddich that has not been said a thousand times ? Founded by William Grant in 1886, building of the distillery was completed in 1887 and the first spirit flowed Christmas day 1887.. The output from this distillery has a maximum of 13.7 million litres of alcohol per year but…

Glen Moray 10 Year Old – Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing Douglas Laing for those of you who don’t know are a Glasgow based independent bottler who pride themselves in bottling some of Scotland’s finest single malts, not to mention some Remarkable blended malts, blended whisky and single grains.. Initially founded in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing after serving his time in the Royal…

Speyburn 10 year old – Batch 3 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Speyburn The Speyburn Distillery was founded in 1897 by John and Edward Hopkins along with their cousin Edward Broughton at a cost of £17,000, sold in 1916 to DCL who ran the distillery until 1930 when production ceased until 1934 when spirit once again flowed from the stills. The distillery changes hands again in 1962…

Teaninich 19 Year old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Teaninich The distillery was founded back in 1817 by Captain Hugh Monro who owned the estate where the distillery was to be built. In 1831 John Munro who is the younger brother to Captain Hugh Monro buys the distillery. John Munro leases the distillery to Robert Patterson in 1850, Patterson is certainly a name you…

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 Tormore 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 our 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…