CRAIGELLACHIE LAUNCHES WORLD’S MOST UNCOLLECTABLE WHISKY

Press Release..   CRAIGELLACHIE LAUNCHES WORLD’S MOST UNCOLLECTABLE WHISKY   Hamilton, Bermuda, 26th October 2018 – CRAIGELLACHIE’s latest whisky has waited 51 years to be enjoyed by people all over the world. But, CRAIGELLACHIE 51 is not bottled in a fancy crystal decanter and it doesn’t have a silly price tag.   This whisky has…

Rock Oyster Cask Strength, batch 2 – Douglas Laing.

Douglas Laing was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, specialising  in the selection and release of specialist, craft Scotch Whiskies. Douglas Laing hand select the finest, and often rarest, Scotch Whisky stocks from across all of Scotland’s Whisky regions and bottle them under a handful of different categories ( XOP, Old Particular, Clan Deny…

Cu Bocan 1990 – Tomatin.

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…

Steel Bonnets – The Lakes Distillery.

Steel Bonnets.. They say this is a blend of the finest malts from both sides of the border and with the lakes distillery blending their own whisky into this, we can then assume this is a possibly a 3 year old whisky with England and Scotland united in order to pay homage to those who…

Santis 10yo – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

Another new whisky hits the shelf in the form of this Swiss offering Santis 10 year old from That Boutiquey Whisky Company, and I hear you all asking who or what is Santis… Well I had to look it up and ask a few questions because this is a new name to me. Located in…

The English – Smokey Oak.

This is the second expression to be reviewed in quick succession from the English distillery known as St George distillery which hails from the beautiful countryside nestled within Norfolk.. The English Small Batch 8yo Smokey American Oak – Distilled July 2010 – Bottled August 2018 and bottled at 46% Abv with an outturn of 1065 bottles and…

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…

Blended whisky #2 22yo batch 3 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

7 years old, over 150 labels and an impressive portfolio of distilleries released, numerous awards.. We can only be talking about That Boutiquey Whisky Company, and another review from the long line up of expressions that have managed to impress me. Todays review is actually a blend that is a rather impressive 22 yo and…

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…

Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky, Cask Strength.

Canada or bust.. A trip into the wilderness for me, or maybe not.. I was recently sent another package from a friend over in Canada containing several Canadian whiskies, the one that really jumped out is this Lot 40 Rye whisky. Why did it jump out ? Well, firstly I have recently discovered Rye Whiskies…

Old Pulteney Huddart.

Founded in 1826 by James Henderson Old Pulteney is situated in the parish of Wick, with a capacity to produce around 1.8 million litres of alcohol per year from its single semi – latter mash tun, 6 wash backs and a pair of stills using stainless steel worm tubs to cool condense the spirit.. Old…

Tennessee Whisky From That Boutique-y Whisky Company..

Time to take a journey over the big pond to Kentucky, Tennessee, now who the Dickel Distilled this one then ? First things first, is this Whisky, whiskey or Bourbon …  Well the good folks from That Boutique-y whisky company assure me this Tennessee whisky is Whisky, so next I know you are thinking my…

Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 7.

Glendronach, Glendronach, Glendronach.. Say it 3 times, add cask strength and it will appear.. Hopefully.. Glendronach cask strength batch 7 has just been released so I thought you might be interested in my thoughts on this latest release.. Drawn from both Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry butts this latest offering is bottled at 57.9% abv…

Highland Park – Wings of the Eagle.

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is one of the new releases from Highland Park exclusively for the travel retail sector, as part of a four bottle release ( Spirit of the bear, Loyalty of the Wolf, Wings of the Eagle and Viking Pride). This expression should retail for around £79 and has been matured…

Caol Ila 2004. Connoisseurs Choice.

Located in the North east of Islay overlooking the straight between Islay and Jura, Caol Ila is Gaelic for “ sound of Islay” and was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. Today the distillery is owned by Diageo and has the capacity to produce 6.5 million litres of alcohol from its 3 wash stills (…

Claxton’s Orkney single cask.

As with a few single cask releases from independent bottlers these days the distilleries are asking them to withhold  the identities and / or “teaspooning “ the casks ( this involves adding literally a “teaspoon” or a small amount of  whisky from a different distillery to stop this being classed as a single malt )…

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…

Islay #2, 25 yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company..

Day 22 and I’m Islay bound.. Now which secret distillery do we have here … It’s an Ard one !! That Boutiquey Whisky Company just seems to have a sadistic side to it, expression after expression is being released from top distilleries who insist on withholding the name and us poor customers have to try…

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…