Ah Balblair. For all their releases, the distillery still remains somewhat underrated by the general community and somewhat overshadowed by Old Pulteney in the Inver House stable. But one thing is for sure: the distillery is capable of producing some truly exceptional whisky. I have also realised that the one thing my previous reviews of […]Read more "Whisky Review #114: Balblair 1973 32 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)"
The third in a series of four reviews in the lead up to the milestone 100th review takes us back to a distillery which we’re quite familiar with: Clynelish! Those of us who have delved into the history of the distillery would be aware that it was established in 1819 by the Marquis of Stafford, […]Read more "Whisky Review #98: Clynelish 1972 37 Years Old (G&M “The Book Of Kells” range)"
This is the second in a series of four reviews and 97th review overall on this blog which will showcase some rather stellar drams which I have come across in recent times. These four reviews will lead up to the milestone which is the 100th review and that is scheduled for the first weekend of […]Read more "Whisky Review #97: Glendronach 18 Years Old “Allardice”"
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"
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)"
Ahh Glendronach, how we love thee. When you consider how indifferent the previous owners (Allied Distillers and Pernod Ricard) were with regard to bottling and marketing the distillery’s produce as single malt, it can be safe to say that things would have been very different without the intervention of Billy Walker and the BenRiach Distillery […]Read more "Whisky Review #89: Glendronach Triple Threat"