Octomore 07.3 Released
This, Octomore 07.3, is the second release of Octomore of Octomore - Octomore whisky made from barley grown two miles along the coast from the distillery at farmer and friend James Brown's Octomore Farm.
Single Cask Arran Exclusively for WhiskyBrother
Earlier this year WhiskyBrother returned to Scotland to embark on another whisky-finding mission. Heading over to the Arran distillery this time, situated off the south-west coast on the Isle of Arran.
Chivas Unveils Art of Hosting Pack
Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has partnered with Apolis, the socially motivated lifestyle brand, for the latest instalment of Chivas Art of Hosting. The new limited edition pack will inspire today’s gentlemen to share the brand’s spirit of generosity and will be available globally from middle of October.
Gift the Perfect Single Malt This Christmas
This Christmas why not treat your loved one to one of the finest single malts? Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or a newcomer, we have a selection of single malts to suit every taste. My tasting notes of most of these drams are shown at the bottom of the page.
A New World Where East Meets West
Bowmore, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has launched a world first; a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been finished in precious oak casks hand-crafted from the rare Mizunara tree of Japan. Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish beautifully brings together two of the world’s most renowned whisky islands to create a refined, elegant and complex Single Malt, making it the ultimate gift for the whisky connoisseur. This exclusive expression of just 2,000 bottles is priced from £650.
The Macallan Rare Cask Black
Sitting in the dark, mysterious warehouses of The Macallan distillery are some unusual casks, nurturing some curious spirit. This is a dark, smoky and unexpected Macallan; this is Rare Cask Black, part of the 1824 Masters Series.
Dalmore 21 Year Old
This recently announced The Dalmore 21 is initially matured in American white oak and finessed in hand-selected first-fill Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from the Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez de la Frontera.
Compass Box This is Not a Luxury Whisky
I've deliberately decided not to read much about this whisky before trying it, there's always something intriguing about Compass Box whiskies and I've never had one I haven't enjoyed, here's hoping this is no different.
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015
Flaming Heart from Compass Box has a bit of a cult following amongst whisky enthusiasts, it features light to medium smoke and that fabulous highland waxy note, a brilliant whisky,
Compass Box Juveniles 3rd Edition
If there's a company out there producing consistently great blends and blended malts its Compass Box, over the last 10-15 years of my whisky consuming I've always enjoyed what compass box are doing
Why Your Whisky Retailer Should Be Your Best Friend
Back in 2012 I wrote an article on price comparisons of online to supermarket to specialist retailer (you can read that article here) so I thought it was about time I revisited it a little and explained some more of the reasons I think spending time with your specialist retailer is a very good move.
Glenmorangie Toasts the Winter Season
Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Distilling and Creation at Glenmorangie, has crafted a new limited edition single malt whisky, 'A Midwinter Night’s Dram'.
St Magdalene 32yr (Cadenheads)
Being from Livingston my local distillery is the Linlithgow (or St Magdalene’s) distillery which is around 10 miles from the house, mothballed in 1983 and converted to some luxury flats this distillery is one which I would like to spend more time exploring but the cost of the bottles is now quite prohibitive.
101 Gins to Try Before You Die
If ever I'm asked to suggest a good book for a whisky drinker I always suggest Ian Buxton (@101whiskies) and his 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die, here Ian suggests a range of mostly affordable drams that are well worth hunting out along with Ian's wonderful mix of knowledgable and sometimes humourous tasting notes.
Knockando 12 Year Old 1997
One of the things I was originally planning to do was catch up more with distilleries I've not reviewed in the past
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