Darkness is a range of interesting whiskies from Atom Brands. Both Irish and Scotch single malt have been finished in sherry octaves for an intense sherry oak character.
Diageo pledges £4.5million to India Covid-19 response
Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker and owner of several Scotch whisky distilleries have pledged £4.5million to support India's Covid-19 response.
Benriach Core Range
Four new whiskies from Benriach distillery. Part of a new core range of single malt whisky bottlings. Also some discussion about recent policy changes at Glendronach.
Glenallachie unveils oldest core release to date
Speyside distillery. Glenallachie is launching its oldest core-range bottling yet: The GlenAllachie 30 year old Cask Strength Batch 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The new addition to the flagship-range is the first in a series of annual small-batch releases, with only 2,000 bottles available worldwide.
The Lakes Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 4
The Lakes distillery released its first single malt whisky in 2019. The Whiskymaker's Reserve is now in its fourth incarnation and comes bottled at 52% abv. This sherry-led single malt retails for around £65 a bottle.
Jura unveil Festival bottling
Jura single malt Scotch whisky has announced the launch of its distillery cask Feis Ile Edition 2021. Set for release on 6th June, this single cask will support the annual Jura Music Festival.
Stauning Danish Whisky – Rye, Kaos, Peat
Neill from WhiskyReviews.net tastes three whiskies from Stauning distillery in Denmark. Rye, Peat and Kaos. Stauning is the first whisky distillery in the Kingdom of Denmark.
Omnipollo Beer Tasting
Beer Merchants partnered with the Craft Beer Channel and Omnipollo Brewery to offer a tasting of five beers and a virtual tour of their new brewery in Sweden.
Spirit of Speyside Celebrates First Virtual Event
The Spirit of Speyside Festival went virtual for the first time in 2021. A total of 688 guests from 15 countries logged into the digital platform to take part in the various events.
Craigellachie 23 Year Old
Neill Murphy reviews a 23 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Craigellachie distillery in Speyside. This 23 year old whisky is bottled at 46% abv and retails for £330.
Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2008
A 2008 vintage, single malt Scotch whisky from Strathisla distillery in the Speyside region. Bottled by Gordon and MacPhail as part of their distillery labels series. Whisky review by Neill Murphy.
Ardgowan to release Shipwright Blended Malt
Ardgowan Distillery will release the next instalment of their Clydebuilt blended malt series on May 13th. Shipwright is a unique, limited edition blend of malts combining whisky from four Highland and Speyside distilleries.
Douglas Laing “Whisky Discovery” Tasting
A couple of weeks ago I received an invite from the lovely folks at Douglas Laing to join them on a virtual tasting of some forthcoming releases. Naturally I gratefully accepted the offer. The line up featured four drams from their Remarkable Regional Malts range, including new versions of Timorous Beastie, The Epicurean, Scallywag and Big Peat.
Bjorksav is the latest release from Mackmyra's "seasons" range. The whisky was matured in casks seasoned with Birch Sap wine from Sweden. Whisky reviewed by Neill Murphy.
1770 The Cooper’s Cask
The Cooper's Cask release is the first distillery exclusive from the Glasgow Distillery Company. It is a collaboration between the distillery and the Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, USA. Whisky reviewed by Neill Murphy.