Ah Clynelish, how we love thee. When you consider that this distillery has been around since 1819 (the history can get complicated due to the Clynelish/Brora associations, but please bear with me) and plays a huge role in several of the largest blends in the business, it is no surprise that its produce is not […]Read more "Whisky Review #94: Clynelish 1996 18 Years Old (Bottled by Signatory Vintage)"
Blair Athol is a distillery that is relatively unheralded, primarily due to its function as a cog in the impressive blended whisky machine of Diageo. The distillery is seen as the spiritual home of Bell’s blended whisky and forms the heart of the blend. But sometimes, it is worth having a look at the whisky […]Read more "Whisky Review #93: Blair Athol 2010 5 Years Old"
This week’s review focuses on an expression from the OLDEST active distillery in Scotland. Yes, we’re definitely talking about Glenturret. While the subject of which distillery was established first will always be the subject of debate due to the proliferation of illicit stills which later became modern distilleries, it is generally accepted that Glenturret pre-dates […]Read more "Whisky Review #92: Glenturret 2004 12 Years Old (Dram Full Australia Bottling)"
With Scotland currently experiencing another period of boom with regard to the popularity of whisky, there are a multitude of new distilleries either being planned or built at the moment across the country. Some existing distilleries are even being expanded in order to allow for them to better address the demand for both single malts […]Read more "Whisky Review #91: Lochside 1991 13 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail LMdW Exclusive)"