Lussa Gin Bramble Liqueur

A Visit to Ardlussa This little piece may set alarm bells ringing among long-term readers of this blog but I'd like to assure you all that whisky is still the main focus of things around here. Gin really isn't my drink. Or at least, Gin & Tonic isn't my drink. Over the years I've done … Continue reading Lussa Gin Bramble Liqueur

News: Elixir Distillers Acquires Tormore Distillery

Exciting news as Elixir Distillers announce deal to purchase Tormore Distillery in Speyside from Pernod Ricard.

Bowmore 15-Year-Old Fèis Ìle 2022

The Islay Festival runs every year in May / June. Each distillery releases (at least one) special edition bottlings. Neill reviews a 15-year-old single malt offering from Bowmore.

Gelston’s Single Pot Still Pinot Noir Cask

A Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey from the revived Samuel Gelston's brand. Finished in Pinot Noir casks from New Zealand

Milk & Honey Elements Sherry Single Malt

Milk and Honey is Israel's first single malt whisky. The Elements sherry bottling was matured in a combination of PX, oloroso, ex-bourbon and STR casks.

Old Malt Cask Jura (Ardnahoe Distillery Exclusive)

A single cask single malt from the Isle of Jura, presented by independent bottler Hunter Laing as a distillery exclusive at Ardnahoe on Islay.

Big Peat 12-year-old

Glasgow-based independent bottler Douglas Laing has introduced a new age-stated version of their Big Peat blended malt.

The Cooper’s Choice “Smoking Sherry” Caol Ila

Smoking Sherry is an independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky, produced at Caol Ila distillery in Islay. It's bottled by The Vintage Malt Whisky Company under their Cooper's Choice label.

News: Billy Walker marks 50 years in Scotch whisky with new series

GlenAllachie Master Blender, Billy Walker, marks 50th year in Scotch whisky with new limited edition single malt trilogy

Ardbeg Ardcore

Ardcore is the 2022 Ardbeg Day release from Ardbeg Distillery. It's made from Roasted malt and bottled at 50.1%. This Islay single malt Scotch whisky is reviewed by Neill Murphy.

The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

*Full disclosure: I was given complimentary admission to the National Whisky Festival. However, creative control of the content of this piece is 100% my own. The Return of the Whisky Festival Thanks to the C-word, of which we're all completely fed up hearing, whisky festivals were stolen away from us. Now that we have them … Continue reading The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

The Lakes’ Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 5

Whiskymaker's Reserve is the latest released from Cumbria's Lakes Distillery. It is matured in PX, Oloroso and Red Wine casks and bottled at 52% abv. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength

A new release from the excellent Ardnamurchan distillery in the Scottish highlands. AD / 02.22 is bottled at a Cask Strength of 58.7%.

News: Elixir Distillers Announces Name Of New Islay Distillery

Six months after breaking ground, Elixir Distillers has confirmed that their new Islay distillery will be called Portintruan. Located just outside the town of Port Ellen on Islay's south coast, Portintruan is pronounced Port-nah-truan. It takes its name from the farm estate where the distillery is located and means "place of the stream". Co-owner Sukhinder … Continue reading News: Elixir Distillers Announces Name Of New Islay Distillery

Signatory Vintage Edradour 2011

An Edradour single malt Scotch whisky bottled by an independent bottler that shares the same owner as the distillery. This whisky is an example of a big sherry-dominant cask.

Kingsbarns Distillery Reserve

A day trip from west coast to east, organised by the Ayrshire Whisky Group. A visit to Kingsbarns Distillery and a bottle of their Distillery Reserve single malt Scotch whisky.