It must be said that the Grants of Dufftown are a very impressive family. Over the last 130 years, they have built and operated no less than 1 grain (Girvan in 1963) and 5 malt (Glenfiddich in 1886, Balvenie in 1892, Ladyburn in 1966, Kininvie in 1990 and Ailsa Bay in 2007) distilleries with a […]Read more "Whisky Review #61: Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask"
Tomatin is a distillery which tends to go about its business in a quiet and unassuming way. It is a distillery which produces some rather exceptional whiskies and it definitely deserves far more credit and attention than it presently has. The distillery was founded in 1897 by a group of Inverness-based businessmen who owned the […]Read more "Whisky Review #60: Tomatin 1966 45 Years Old (The Whisky Agency & The Nectar bottling)"
This week’s review focuses on a distillery that would be rather well known by many people due to its expressions being readily available and widely enjoyed across a multitude of markets. It may also come as a surprise that this is the first time that I’ve actually reviewed a Glenmorangie since starting this blog, but […]Read more "Whisky Review #59: Glenmorangie Signet"
Balblair is one of those distilleries which tends to sit on the periphery of one’s sphere of knowledge in the sense that while you may have heard of the distillery, you would be hard pressed to describe the whiskies that it produced (unless you were a fan, of course). Having delved into some of the […]Read more "Whisky Review #58: Balblair 2004 10 Years Old"
This week’s review focuses on a whisky from a distillery that has been getting a fair bit of attention over the last few years. Glenrothes distillery may have been founded in 1878, but the whiskies which it has been producing has only been seen more frequently since the turn of the millennium. This should come […]Read more "Whisky Review #57: Glenrothes Oldest Reserve"