Laphroaig has always been one of my favourite distilleries and while the core range has been relatively solid, the travel retail exclusives have been somewhat lacklustre (apart from the stellar PX Cask, of course) in recent years. As such, I have been sourcing for independent expressions of Laphroaig (among other Islay distilleries) and have come […]Read more "Whisky Review #112: Laphroaig 2006 11 Years Old (Loch Fyne Whiskies Feis Ile 2017 Release)"
Hazelgrove is a name that not many would have heard of, but rest assured that its origins are far more well known than the name lets on. As is the common practice in the whisky industry, casks get sold on to independent bottlers and sometimes the cask comes from a relatively famous distillery. While most […]Read more "Whisky Review #111: Hazelgrove 1998 14 Years Old"
How can you not love Springbank? Not only are they a family owned and operated distillery, but they produce three distinct styles of whisky ranging from unpeated (Hazelburn), peated (Springbank) to heavily peated (Longrow). They’re also one of the only distilleries which malts their entire barley requirements on site and the Wright family which owns […]Read more "Whisky Review #110: Springbank 2000 15 Years Old Single Cask (Premium Scotch Importers 10th Anniversary Edition)"