Ah Imperial. One of the dearly departed distilleries that doesn’t evoke as strong a response as the likes of Port Ellen, Brora or Rosebank, but one which has been released on a regular basis by a number of independent bottlers over the years (and for rather affordable prices, too). The distillery was built to produce […]Read more "Whisky Review #108: Imperial 1995 18 Years Old"
Glengyle is one of those distilleries which has been lurking in the periphery and their Kilkerran brand has been well-received on the basis of having released some stunning “Work In Progress” releases over the years. The distillery itself has an interesting history and has both an origin story as well as a resurrection tale. Glengyle […]Read more "Whisky Review #107: Campbeltown Triple Threat Part 2 – Glengyle/Kilkerran"
After a nice 3 week hiatus, I’m back! Prior to my break, I made plans to make this and the next review a two-part look at some of the wondrous whiskies from the Campbeltown region and we will be taking in three expressions which make up the three main pillars of Springbank: namely Hazelburn (Unpeated), […]Read more "Whisky Review #106: Campbeltown Triple Threat Part 1 – Hazelburn vs Springbank vs Longrow"
Bruichladdich has been known for its innovative releases over the years and it is this spirit of innovation which has allowed for them to release a number of unusual and interesting releases over the years. With the distillery sporting three distinct lines of production (Bruichladdich for their unpeated releases, Port Charlotte for their heavily peated […]Read more "Whisky Review #105: Bruichladdich Octomore OBA Concept_0.1"
Benrinnes is one of those distilleries which is well known for being a vital cog within the Diageo framework and a producer of whisky for the company’s various blends. But it also known for providing a good representation of what is considered to be the meaty, savoury and sulphurous notes that one would encounter from […]Read more "Whisky Review #104: Benrinnes 15 Years Old (Flora & Fauna range)"
Mosstowie is a name that is known to a fair few, but remains a mystery to the vast majority of whisky drinkers out there. But what it lacks in terms of fanfare, it more than makes up for in terms of sheer historical significance. First of all, Mosstowie doesn’t take its name from a distillery, […]Read more "Whisky Review #103: Mosstowie 1979 34 Years Old (Signatory Vintage bottling)"
Glen Grant is one of those distilleries which has garnered a large number of fans, primarily due to their history as well as their current practices. The whiskies that the distillery currently produces can be seen as gentle and yet complex, and yet the whiskies that they’re famous for possess similar characteristics but in different […]Read more "Whisky Review #102: Glen Grant 1954 59 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage sample)"