Garnheath 42yo (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The history behind the Garnheath distillery is pretty short unfortunately, founded in 1964 and sadly closed and demolished in 1986,  the distillery only produced grain whisky for such a short time, and although the annual capacity was 15,000,000 proof gallons, most would have gone straight into blends.. The fact we have any liquid to taste…

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…

BENROMACH 2005 Hermitage wood finish

Benromach distillery company  was founded back in 1898 by Duncan MacCallum and F.W.Brickmann who started construction on the distillery in the same year before starting to produce spirit in 1900, unfortunately due to lack of money the distillery also shut in the same year.  In 1911 Benromach was bought by Harvey McNair and company who…

GLENDRONACH CASK STRENGTH..Batch 6.

Glendronach cask strength, what can I say other than the ones I have had have all been pretty damn good so now we are on Batch 6 I thought it was about time I actually reviewed it for the blog instead of just drinking it.. As most of you might already know Glendronach is pretty…

GLENDRONACH 2004 Single cask batch 14

The Glendronach distillery has been gathering itself a big reputation of late for producing some of the finest sherry matured whisky you can buy.  Each year they release batches  of single cask whisky mostly matured in either Oloroso or Px sherry casks and the latest release ( released September 2016) is no exception.  So when I…

BALVENIE 12 TRIPPLE 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…

TIMOROUS BEASTIE 40yo ” IS IT A MYTH”

Scotland is full of old myths and tales of beasties, we have the Loch Ness monster, Morag, Lizzie and many many others but there are new tales of a beastie, one that may be living in a home near you, they say it lurks in dark corners, behind closed cabinet doors and even under the…

INVERGORDON 28yo Single Grain Whisky

I once again have the pleasure in tasting  a bottle of single grain whisky in order to review. This Invergordon 28yo is straight out of the Douglas Laing  stable so quality should be assured..  Douglas Laing is a well established company dating back to 1948, and is now into  a third generation,  this family owned and…

BALVENIE 12yo Single barrel.

A couple of years back Balvenie released a younger version of the fantastic 15yo single barrel ( bourbon cask ) the 12yo first fill single barrel was born, each bottle is drawn from a single first fill bourbon cask that has matured for at least 12years.. These bottles are quite unique in that there is…

Paul John single cask 1906..

Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of sampling some great whisky/whiskey from around the world, one distillery from outside the Scottish empire that is really starting to impress me is Paul John, the Indian whisky that is fast making a name for itself.. The distillery can be found in Goa and…

GLEN MORAY Sherry cask finish.

Glen moray is a lovely distillery tucked away in the top reaches of speyside, the distillery is surrounded by houses and is part of the local community.  The distillery is probably best known for the ” Classic” bottling sold in just about every establishment that sells whisky, extremely well priced ( some say under priced)…

Tomatin virgin oak.

Another offering from Tomatin distillery, this is another bottle your own offering, in cask date is 18-01-06.. Bottled 25-9-15..So it is a 9yo single cask from virgin oak, bottled at a lip smacking 60%.. Lovely.. First impression is the fantastically deep copper tint, I already want to dive in. Nose.. Straight away your senses are…

Tomatin 1990 single barrel.

Another offering from the bottle your own range from the highland distillery Tomatin. This time I have a 1990 1st fill American oak cask, bottled at 54.4% .  This was filled 24-9-1990 and bottled 25-9-15 so 25yo and happy birthday to it.. Nose..  Straight away there are sweet vanilla notes, toffee, fudge and butterscotch, it…