Teaninich is somewhat contradictory in the grand scheme of things for one particular reason: It is the 7th largest distillery in Scotland in terms of production capacity (10.2m litres of spirit produced annually), and yet is also one of the most obscure names in Scotch whisky due to the fact that 99% of its production […]Read more "Whisky Review #140: Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old (Claxton’s)"
After what has been an extremely extended hiatus, I’m back! In truth, I hadn’t planned on returning to blogging for a while and thought that it was best to utilise the time to concentrate on my business. However, fate has a way of bringing things back into focus and this return to blogging has definitely […]Read more "Whisky Review #139: Kilchoman 2007 12 Years Old Single Bourbon Cask"
After a near 4 month hiatus, I’m back once again. It has been a busy last few months and with the rest of the year shaping up to be a rather interesting and exciting journey, I am unsure if I would be able to sustain a regular blogging schedule. I will therefore endeavour to be […]Read more "Whisky Review #138: Dailuaine 1973 22 Years Old (Rare Malts Selection)"
On the evening of the 22nd of October, I was invited by Mr Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, the Chief Marketing Officer of The Whisky Store, to a dinner which also showcased four exciting expressions from within the Cadenhead range. Most of us would be aware that Cadenhead is the oldest independent bottler in the world, having been […]Read more "Whisky Review #137: Cadenhead Whisky Tasting"
Coleburn is one of those distilleries that not many are familiar with, primarily due to the fact that the whisky was used for the various blends within the DCL/UDV/Diageo stable during its years of operation. The distillery was also an experimental workshop where different recipes and distillations were conducted in order to maximise the variety […]Read more "Whisky Review #136: Coleburn 1981 27 Years Old"
Laphroaig is one of my favourite distilleries and I have had the pleasure of sampling a myriad of expressions which are both of official and independent stock. While the classic Laphroaig notes consist of a whack of peat and other associated medicinal hints, there is a fair bit of variance with regard to the independent […]Read more "Whisky Review #135: Laphroaig 1990 21 Years Old (Bottled By Silver Seal)"
My reviews have become rather sporadic in nature over the last few months, partly for the usual reasons and partly due to the fact that I am currently recovering from surgery. That being said, the hope is that I once again find the time and the momentum to get back into the groove of things […]Read more "Whisky Review #134: Linkwood 1973 12 Years Old"
Most of you would know that I absolutely adore Bruichladdich and the whiskies that they produce. I had the privilege of working at Bruichladdich distillery during my return trip to Islay last month and had the pleasure of working with the staff from both the bottling line and warehouse departments. During my time there, I […]Read more "Whisky Review #133: Bruichladdich Black Art 6.1 1990 26 Years Old"
Once again, after a hiatus of sorts, I’m back! It has been a hectic month, filled with commitments, obligations, meetings, collaborations and of course, whiskies. Last Sunday was a great time too as I celebrated my 30th birthday in the company of some great friends that I consider to be a part of my family. […]Read more "Whisky Review #131: Ardbeg 1975 23 Years Old Sherry Cask Hand-filled"
I have a soft spot for Bunnahabhain. It was and still is a rather underrated distillery, primarily due to it having lived in the shadows of its more illustrious cousins on the Kildalton coast. The distillery has historically been known for producing either unpeated or lightly peated whiskies, although there have been instances where heavily […]Read more "Whisky Review #130: Bunnahabhain 1989 28 Years Old (The Whisky Agency Bottling)"