Laphroaig has always been one of my favourite distilleries and while the core range has been relatively solid, the travel retail exclusives have been somewhat lacklustre (apart from the stellar PX Cask, of course) in recent years. As such, I have been sourcing for independent expressions of Laphroaig (among other Islay distilleries) and have come […]Read more "Whisky Review #112: Laphroaig 2006 11 Years Old (Loch Fyne Whiskies Feis Ile 2017 Release)"
Bunnahabhain has for years been one of the lesser known Islay distilleries and while it has gained more attention over the past few years, the brand still lives in the shadows of the likes of Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin & Laphroaig. However, it has remained a firm favourite among those who are aware of the distillery’s […]Read more "Whisky Review #109: Bunnahabhain 1980 34 Years Old"
Bruichladdich has been known for its innovative releases over the years and it is this spirit of innovation which has allowed for them to release a number of unusual and interesting releases over the years. With the distillery sporting three distinct lines of production (Bruichladdich for their unpeated releases, Port Charlotte for their heavily peated […]Read more "Whisky Review #105: Bruichladdich Octomore OBA Concept_0.1"
The fourth and last review in the series of four which brings us to the milestone that is the 100th review takes us back to a distillery that we’re very familiar with: Caol Ila! In all honesty, I have been putting this review off for far too long now, primarily due to its significance and […]Read more "Whisky Review #99: Caol Ila 1981 28 Years Old (Cask #3537)"
Caol Ila is a distillery which is generally well received by whisky connoisseurs due to its relatively lightly peated style when compared to the whiskies produced by the heavyweights located on the Kildalton coast of Islay. It is also the largest distillery on Islay and is capable of producing upwards of 7 million litres of […]Read more "Whisky Review #95: Caol Ila 2003 10 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail LMdW Exclusive)"
It is a well-known fact that Bruichladdich was generally producing unpeated whiskies for the latter half of the previous century, primarily due to its importance in several blends as well as the then owners’ desire to produce an Islay whisky without the infamous peaty and smoky notes. While they may have had their reasons for […]Read more "Whisky Review #88: Port Charlotte Micro Provenance 5 Samples (#LaddieMP5)"
NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"