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)
Many thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of Hazelburn 14 year old in a rum cask.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
North British 24yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
I've really enjoyed lots of the single grain I've tasted recently, and the ladies and gents at Douglas Laing know how to pick a damn good whisky so this is exciting to try.
Cearban (Robert Graham)
Cearban, Gaelic for Basking Shark, is a blended malt from Robert Graham consisting of coastal malts from around Scotland.
Reawaken the Spirit of Outlander at The Scotch Whisky Experience
As the second series of Outlander hits TV screens, Edinburgh’s five-star visitor attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience, has launched a unique package to awaken the spirit of times gone by.
Glenturret 9yr 2006 Ewan McGregor Oloroso Cask
A single cask release from Scotland's oldest distillery. Distilled in 2006, cask 545 is a distillery exclusive and has been named Ewan McGregor due to the famous Scottish actor being born in Crieff, the same town in which the distillery is located.
Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 (Berry Bros and Rudd)
Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) for this sample of Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 from Berry Bros and Rudd, i'm a huge fan of Auchentoshan and i'm hoping this is another belter.
Ardbeg Turns Day into Night
Ardbeg’s island home has a dark past. Centuries ago, at the dead of night, the early distillers would smuggle their whisky from the rocky shores of Ardbeg cove, to black-painted ships moored off the coast, where it would be spirited away to the Scottish mainland. This year, the shadowy history of Ardbeg’s homeland will be recalled as part of the annual festivities of the Islay single malt, when Ardbeg Day becomes Ardbeg Night.
Craigellachie 7yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
A chance encounter met with me being able to try this lovely craigellachie 7 year old from Douglas Laing's stylish new look Provenance range.
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