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”"
And here we are at the final stretch and the first of four reviews which will take us to review #99 and of course, the magical 100th review. If anything, these reviews will showcase some rather special expressions which I have had the pleasure of savouring over the last year or so. First up: Springbank! […]Read more "Whisky Review #96: Springbank 16 Years Old Local Barley"
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)"
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"
This week’s review focuses on an expression from the OLDEST active distillery in Scotland. Yes, we’re definitely talking about Glenturret. While the subject of which distillery was established first will always be the subject of debate due to the proliferation of illicit stills which later became modern distilleries, it is generally accepted that Glenturret pre-dates […]Read more "Whisky Review #92: Glenturret 2004 12 Years Old (Dram Full Australia Bottling)"