NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"
It is a well-known fact that the Johnnie Walker range of blended Scotch whiskies is the best-selling brand in the brown spirits industry (although it does trail other spirits in terms of overall sales volume). The latest estimate puts annual sales at approximately 243 million bottles across the entire range, although the Diageo-owned brand has […]Read more "Whisky Review #86: Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old (1980s bottling)"
Glentauchers is a distillery that not many people have heard of, let alone tried. But it plays an integral role in shaping the character of two of the biggest blends on the market: Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal. The distillery is also an anachronism as rather than follow the lead of other distilleries in Scotland and […]Read more "Whisky Review #85: Glentauchers 2008 8 Years Old (Bottled by Svenska Eld Vatten)"
Glen Ord is a distillery which has been going from strength to strength for two reasons. Firstly, it has been grouped alongside Dufftown and Glendullan distilleries within “The Singleton” collective of single malt whiskies which Diageo has been releasing over the last few years and secondly, its success has contributed to the powerful expansion that […]Read more "Whisky Review #84: The Singleton of Glen Ord Liberté"