How can you not love Springbank? Not only are they a family owned and operated distillery, but they produce three distinct styles of whisky ranging from unpeated (Hazelburn), peated (Springbank) to heavily peated (Longrow). They’re also one of the only distilleries which malts their entire barley requirements on site and the Wright family which owns […]Read more "Whisky Review #110: Springbank 2000 15 Years Old Single Cask (Premium Scotch Importers 10th Anniversary Edition)"
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"
Ah Imperial. One of the dearly departed distilleries that doesn’t evoke as strong a response as the likes of Port Ellen, Brora or Rosebank, but one which has been released on a regular basis by a number of independent bottlers over the years (and for rather affordable prices, too). The distillery was built to produce […]Read more "Whisky Review #108: Imperial 1995 18 Years Old"
Glengyle is one of those distilleries which has been lurking in the periphery and their Kilkerran brand has been well-received on the basis of having released some stunning “Work In Progress” releases over the years. The distillery itself has an interesting history and has both an origin story as well as a resurrection tale. Glengyle […]Read more "Whisky Review #107: Campbeltown Triple Threat Part 2 – Glengyle/Kilkerran"
After a nice 3 week hiatus, I’m back! Prior to my break, I made plans to make this and the next review a two-part look at some of the wondrous whiskies from the Campbeltown region and we will be taking in three expressions which make up the three main pillars of Springbank: namely Hazelburn (Unpeated), […]Read more "Whisky Review #106: Campbeltown Triple Threat Part 1 – Hazelburn vs Springbank vs Longrow"
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"
Benrinnes is one of those distilleries which is well known for being a vital cog within the Diageo framework and a producer of whisky for the company’s various blends. But it also known for providing a good representation of what is considered to be the meaty, savoury and sulphurous notes that one would encounter from […]Read more "Whisky Review #104: Benrinnes 15 Years Old (Flora & Fauna range)"