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…

Craigellachie 9 year old batch 2 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 23 and we have a little Craigellachie.. Who let the worms out ? Ok it don’t have the same ring as the song but hopefully you know where I’m going with that one.. The Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1890 and built by the Craigellachie- Glenlivet Distillery Company with production starting in 1891.. Today…

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…

Inchgower 14 year old batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Day 15 and we are heading to Speyside.. Inchgower Distillery comes under the ownership of Diageo and was founded back in 1871 by Alexander Wilson, the equipment was brought in from the Tochineal distillery which was also owned by Alexander but was no longer in use..   Today the distillery is primarily producing whisky for…

Speyside #1 50 yo From That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutiquey Whisky Company, an independent bottled has released some extremely interesting bottles lately and this is no exception..  Boasting an age statement of 50 years,  yes I did say 50 years !! this single malt is both intriguing and intoxicating. Hailing from an undisclosed distillery that is able to release a 50 yo certainty…

A tweet tasting with Glenallachie.

Built in 1967 by Mackinlay McPhearson & Co in the Speyside area of Scotland’s whisky production the distillery is today back into private ownership headed by Billy Walker after acquiring the distillery from  Chivas Brothers ( Pernod Ricard) in the middle of 2018.. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes and taking water from the…

Glen Moray Mastery.

2017 was a special year for Glen Moray as they celebrated the 120th anniversary, so it was only fitting that Master Distiller and Distillery manager Graham Coull sould come up with something a little special in order to celebrate in style.. Hence the birth of Glen Moray Mastery, created using Bourbon matured whisky from the…

Spey “Tenne”

The Speyside distillery which can be found within the Cairngorm mountains is one of the prettiest distilleries found in Scotland.  Originally a mill and croft dating back to the 1700’s and in use until 1965 the buildings were converted and re built over a 25 year period by founder George Christie into the distillery we…

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…

Mortlach 18

After tasting the very impressive mortlach 25, I now get the chance to review the little sister, this 18yo is a mixture of American oak and European sherry casks, both first fill and re fill casks were used. This is a 50cl bottle and has an abv of 43.4%… Nose.. At first it is a…

Mortlach 25

This mortlach 25yo is part of the 2014 release and is bottled at 43.4% and available in a beautiful 50cl bottle, it is a rare beauty indeed.. It certainly looks the part. Although I have not had the pleasure of many mortlachs I can not wait to taste this. Nose.. At first it is really…

Speyside

Owner.. Speyside distillers co. Founded.. 1976. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 600 000 litres. Tel.. 01540 661060 Web.. http://www.speysidedistillery.co.uk   THE FOUNDERS In 1770, John & Robert Harvey began their Whisky journey by firstly founding Yorker distillery then subsequently Dundashill and Bruichladdich distilleries. Lord Byron, in celebration of his wedding in 1815 sent gifts to his wedding…