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Interview - Jan Beckers from Douglas Laing

Interview - Jan Beckers from Douglas Laing

Next up in my series of interviews of people in the whisky industry is Jan Beckers (@whiskyjan) the Global Brand Ambassador for Douglas Laing and Co

Wemyss Malts Spring Single Cask Release

Wemyss Malts Spring Single Cask Release

This Spring, Independent bottler Wemyss Malts releases a flourish of six new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 35 years old. This parcel comprises of a selection of stock from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay whilst also including a single cask, single grain release named ‘Rosy Apple Brûlée’ based on the flavours and aromas discovered by the Wemyss tasting panel.

Kingsbarns Distillery Takes to Four Wheels

Kingsbarns Distillery Takes to Four Wheels

Kingsbarns Distillery is hoping to welcome more visitors to the Visitor Centre this May by running a free minibus between St Andrews Visitor Information Centre, the Fairmont Hotel and the Distillery.

Latest Reviews

The Latest Tasting Notes published to the website are shown below, click on the Tasting Notes Button to read more of the 1252 sets of notes currently on the site.

Hoebeg (Robert Graham)

Hoebeg (Robert Graham)

Hoebeg is a single malt from an unnamed Islay distillery and is bottled by Robert Graham, a small independent bottler and retailer with shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge and London.


Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)

Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)

Many thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of Hazelburn 14 year old in a rum cask.


SMWS B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness

SMWS B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness

I've had some differing experiences with Scotch Malt Whisky Society bourbons so when Ben (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky Blog sent me this little sample of B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness I was intrigued and curious to try it.


Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)

Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)

The 2016 Feis Ile release from Ardbeg is this Dark Cove, the committee release was released a few weeks ago at a higher ABV and this release will officially be available to buy on Ardbeg Day on the 28th May.


Laphroaig Lore

Laphroaig Lore

The latest release from Laphroaig this dram was revealed by Laphroaig's very own John Campbell as having whiskies 7 year old 21 year old and 3 other ages in between.


Get Your Angel Share Here

Get Your Angels' Share

Below are a number of Specialist Retailers from whom you can purchase your Whisky, and other spirits, remember to check them all for the best deal for you.