BenRiach 9 Year Old Virgin Oak Batch 16

BenRiach Founded in 1897,  the Benriach distillery is located within the Speyside region of Scotland’s whisky making production and is today a name on most whisky drinkers wish list.. The distillery produces a multitude of different whiskies including both Un – peated and Peated expressions from several different cask types… BenRiach has now followed in…

The English – Virgin Oak

The English Whisky Company   St Georges Distillery is nestled in the Norfolk countryside close to the village of Roundham, surrounded by a very good road network there is no excuse to not visit !! Owned  by Andrew Nelstrop who is the passion behind the distillery and who’s family can trace a farming background back…

Tomatin Virgin Oak, Cask 3428.

Tomatin.. Founded in around 1897 when the first official distillery on the site was registered, although it is believed that Whisky was produced well before this date and possibly as far back as the early 1700’s.. Found just 18 miles south of Inverness the distillery lies on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains at…

Deanston Virgin Oak V 18yo.

Deanston distillery is located on the banks of the river Teith just outside the town of Stirling and on the outskirts of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, owned by the Distell group the distillery was founded back in 1965 and is located within a re furnished weavers / cotton mill believed to have…

BenRiach Temporis.

Temporis, a time honoured tradition or an insight into the future.. BenRiach to me always conjures up thoughts of “typical” speyside flavours, fresh, fruity, and rich flavours that feels like a perfect fit for my palate.. But if we look back over the years it shows us that BenRiach was possibly the first Speyside distillery…

BenRiach Virgin oak.. batch 14 release.

BenRiach recently released batch 14 of the single cask releases and although there are no older expressions in this release it certainly looks like there are  some very interesting expressions.. This review is for the Virgin oak and is one of only two non peated expressions in this release, the other being from an oloroso…

CU BOCAN Virgin oak.

Tomatin distillery is fast becoming a favourite of mine, sitting in the Highlands of Scotland this distillery was on my to visit list, and that I did in June ( 2016 ) whilst there I came upon the “beast ” they call Cu Bocan, this is a series which includes 3 releases that are limited…

Auchentoshan Virgin oak

Auchentoshan virgin oak is solely matured in virgin American oak casks laid down in the millennium, Bottled at 46% and NCF, this is yet another bold expression coming from the distillery, and not the last I assure you. I’m not sure what I expected from this but I thought sweet vanilla and oaky flavors would…