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"
Balblair has always maintained a soft spot in my heart due to the wonderful whiskies that the distillery has produced over the years. I have previously also mentioned that Balblair tends to do good bourbon-matured and great sherry-matured whiskies. But what happens when the distillery comes up with an expression which encompasses elements of both? […]Read more "Whisky Review #87: Balblair 1999 17 Years Old (Travel Retail Exclusive)"
Glen Ord is a distillery which has been going from strength to strength for two reasons. Firstly, it has been grouped alongside Dufftown and Glendullan distilleries within “The Singleton” collective of single malt whiskies which Diageo has been releasing over the last few years and secondly, its success has contributed to the powerful expansion that […]Read more "Whisky Review #84: The Singleton of Glen Ord Liberté"
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"