01/04/16
Octomore 7.4
I've had a number of Octomore drams in the past including one straight from the cask at Bruichladdich, which was also from Virgin Oak, but I was just enjoying it and didn't take notes so interesting to try this .4 version which is matured in virgin oak.




01/04/16
Worlds First Whisky Sniffer Dog Joins Tasting Panel
It may sound barking mad, but the world’s first whisky sniffer dog has been appointed to join the Society’s prestigious Tasting Panel.




30/03/16
Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1
Just very recently announced this Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 bottling has me quite excited as Benriach really are doing some cracking drams and their sister Glendronach Cask Strength batches are all really tasty.




30/03/16
Gwynt Y Ddraig Happy Daze
I've really enjoyed the Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders I've tried so far so when I noticed Growler Beers (check out their site if you're in Edinburgh) stock them so I ordered up a couple including this Happy Daze Cider.




30/03/16
Douglas Laing Announces Old Particular Bowmore Vintage 1999 for Feis Ile
Douglas Laing and Co., World Whiskies Awards' Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, today announces its commemorative bottling for Feis Ile 2016: Old Particular Bowmore Vintage 1999.




29/03/16
anCnoc Vintage 2001 Released
Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky, anCnoc has introduced an exclusive 2001 vintage to its multi-award winning range of vintage expressions.




29/03/16
Jameson Celebrate Rich History With Launch of Jameson Crested
Jameson, the number one Irish whiskey, has unveiled a new premium Irish whiskey, Jameson Crested. Launching internationally from April, Jameson Crested brings to life the rich history of the brand and its spiritual home of Dublin, and is set to further increase excitement around Irish whiskey across the globe.




29/03/16
Benromach Distillery Unveils New Limited Edition Wood Finish Release
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd today unveils the latest expression to join their portfolio of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish.




27/03/16
Macallan Rare Cask Black
This is an interesting Travel Retail only bottling which has gone mental at auctions with people paying around double the £300 selling price which is crazy especially as it's still available to buy.




27/03/16
Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry
I've really enjoyed the Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders I've tried so far so when I noticed Growler Beers (check out their site if you're in Edinburgh) stock them so I ordered up a couple including this Two Trees Perry.




25/03/16
Isle of Arran Distillers Makes Plans for Second Distillery Site
The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery has plans to establish a second site on the island, at Lagg on the south coast of Arran, as they expand to accommodate increased production and visitor numbers.




24/03/16
Announcing the Launch of Big Peats Feis Ile 2016 Commemorative Bottling
Douglas Laing and Co., World Whiskies Awards’ Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, today announces the launch of its first ever “Feis Ile Edition” of Big Peat Islay Malt Scotch Whisky. In homage to Scotland’s Whisky island, the Big Peat Feis Ile Edition bottle and tube are adorned with Islay’s most notable landmarks. The round church at Bowmore and Port Ellen’s Kildalton Cross feature amongst a collage of travel stamps, in a colourful, hand-drawn design with Big Peat himself at the forefront.




22/03/16
Laphroaig Launches a New Lore
Distributed by Maxxium UK and crafted by Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill Bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads to create a unique richness.




22/03/16
Douglas Laings Taste the Regions Twitter Tasting
Last Wednesday I had the privilege of being invited to a special Douglas Laing Tweet Tasting to sample a selection of regional whisky from the Douglas Laing Provenance range. We had a selection from Highland, Speyside and Islay complimented with Uisge Source water samples from these areas.




22/03/16
Interview - Gregor Hannah from Lady of the Glen
Next up in my series of interviews of people in the whisky industry is Gregor Hannah the man behind the Lady of The Glen bottlers






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