Coleburn is one of those distilleries that not many are familiar with, primarily due to the fact that the whisky was used for the various blends within the DCL/UDV/Diageo stable during its years of operation. The distillery was also an experimental workshop where different recipes and distillations were conducted in order to maximise the variety […]Read more "Whisky Review #136: Coleburn 1981 27 Years Old"
And so here we are, the first milestone review of the 100 series! It has taken me a while to choose an expression that I deemed fitting for this review and when I came across my review of the Convalmore (which was written almost 2 years to the day), I knew that I had found […]Read more "Whisky Review #125: Convalmore 1977 28 Years Old"
I’ve actually been sitting on this review for a while now, primarily because I thought that it deserved a proper airing at an appropriate time. However, with Diageo stunning the whisky world with the announcement that both Brora and Port Ellen distilleries were to be reopened, that timetable got pushed up somewhat. While Diageo intends […]Read more "Whisky Review #115: Brora 1981 24 Years Old"
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)"
And so here we are, the end of the 2nd year of operations for this blog. I still find it rather amazing that almost 2 years have passed since I started this blog, and while the official 2nd anniversary is still a month away, I thought that it would be fitting to end the year […]Read more "Whisky Review #83: Glenugie 1977 33 Years Old"
Diageo is a company that really gets around the place. Having owned a multitude of distilleries under various companies and partnerships (Distillers Company Limited, Scottish Malt Distillers etc) in the past and more recently as Grand Metropolitan and Guinness (before both merged to form the current incarnation, Diageo), they are the undisputed giants in the […]Read more "Whisky Review #32: North Port 1979 20 Years Old (Rare Malts Selection)"
Caperdonich is one of those distilleries that I have heard of in passing when I was reading up on certain distilleries. I knew that it, along with the Imperial distillery, was once part of the Chivas Brothers (and by extension Pernod Ricard) stable of distilleries which produced whiskies for the various Chivas blends. As with […]Read more "Whisky Review #18: Caperdonich 16 Years Old (Refill Sherry Cask, The Whisky Agency)"