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"
Clynelish is a bit of an anomaly in the sense that while it has only been around for slightly less than 50 years, its history is dictated by events which precede its establishment. It is also associated with one of the famous closed distilleries in Scotland, which is another reason for its relative popularity. While […]Read more "Whisky Review #74: Clynelish 1997 16 Years Old PX Finish (Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection)"
Ahh Balblair, how much I adore thee. Considering how many stellar releases this distillery has churned out over the years, it is rather surprising to see just how underrated it is in the eyes of many. The whiskies which the distillery produces tend to go under the radar for the most part, but sometimes there […]Read more "Whisky Review #72: Balblair 2000 14 Years Old Sherry Cask (TWE Exclusive)"
As this week’s review is the 68th since I started this blog, I have decided to put forth a 40 years old bottling from 1968. What’s more, it’s from a closed Highland distillery that will never be reopened and has therefore been consigned into the pages of distillery history. But before we dive into the […]Read more "Whisky Review #68: Glenlochy 1968 40 Years Old"
Tomatin is a distillery which tends to go about its business in a quiet and unassuming way. It is a distillery which produces some rather exceptional whiskies and it definitely deserves far more credit and attention than it presently has. The distillery was founded in 1897 by a group of Inverness-based businessmen who owned the […]Read more "Whisky Review #60: Tomatin 1966 45 Years Old (The Whisky Agency & The Nectar bottling)"
This week’s review focuses on a distillery that would be rather well known by many people due to its expressions being readily available and widely enjoyed across a multitude of markets. It may also come as a surprise that this is the first time that I’ve actually reviewed a Glenmorangie since starting this blog, but […]Read more "Whisky Review #59: Glenmorangie Signet"