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)"
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"
And here we are at the final stretch and the first of four reviews which will take us to review #99 and of course, the magical 100th review. If anything, these reviews will showcase some rather special expressions which I have had the pleasure of savouring over the last year or so. First up: Springbank! […]Read more "Whisky Review #96: Springbank 16 Years Old Local Barley"
And so we’ve hit another checkpoint on the road to the 100th review on this blog, with this being the 75th standalone whisky review since it all began back in late January 2015. As such, I decided that it was probably fitting to have a rather memorable whisky to remember this review by. Springbank has […]Read more "Whisky Review #75: Springbank 1968 35 Years Old (Bottled by Chieftain’s)"
Campbeltown as a whisky-producing region has never really gotten much attention from me for some reason. I reckon it might have to do with the lack of knowledge on my part in the early days as well as a fixation with everything Islay-related. In hindsight, I now realise just how myopic I was in terms […]Read more "Whisky Review #22: Campbeltown Double Header – Springbank 10 Years Old & Hazelburn 12 Years Old"