Elements of Islay Cask Edit is a blended malt from Elixir Distillers. It consists of two single malts from well-known Islay distilleries. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy
Neill reviews Islay Journey, a blended malt from Hunter Laing, available exclusively from Ardnahoe Distillery in Islay.
Sailmaker is the latest release in the Clydebuilt blended malt Scotch whisky series from Ardgowan Distillery. It's created by combining six different sherry-matured single malts.
St. Bridget's Kirk is a blended malt Scotch whisky from independent bottler, Lady of the Glen. The brand is named after a ruined medieval church in the village of Dalgety Bay in Fife, Scotland.
Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler of Scotch whiskies. Neill reviews three single cask expressions, including malts from Knockdhu and Glen Elgin and Batch 2 of the St. Bridget's Kirk Blended Malt.
Lidl have offered some excellent value in their whiskies over the years. Glen Orchy is a 5 year old blended malt Scotch whisky that only costs £15.99. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.
Concluding a tasting of Watt Whisky single cask Scotch whiskies with two intriguing drams. The first is a blend of Campbeltown malts. The second is a 17 year old malt from an undisclosed Highland Distillery.
Neill reviews two exclusive bottlings for Tyndrum Whisky at the Green Welly Stop. The first is a blended malt from Douglas Laing - Big Peat Tyndrum Gold. The second is a 23 year old single malt from Gordon & MacPhail, distilled in 1998 at Linkwood.
Glasgow-based independent bottler Douglas Laing has introduced a new age-stated version of their Big Peat blended malt.
Neill reviews four more excellent drams from independent bottler, Lady of the Glen. There’s single casks from Aultmore, Benriach and Dailuaine and a new Blended Malt named St Bridget’s Kirk
Campbeltown Loch is a blended malt consiting of all five single malt brands from Campbeltown. Springbank, Longrow, Hazelburn, Kilkerran and Glen Scotia all feature. Produced and bottled by J & A Mitchell.
J.G. Thomson is an old wine and spirits trader, revived by The Artisinal Spirits Company to release a new range of innovative spirits. Neill checks out their "Rich" blended malt Scotch whisky.
Sheep Dip is a blended malt Scotch whisky owned by Ian Macleod Distillers. Despite the bizarre name, it's a decent quality, affordable every day dram.
Neill checks out three single cask releases from Watt Whisky. There's a 13 year old Linkwood from Speyside, 9 year old Ardmore and a Campbeltown blended malt.
The Black Axe is a blended malt whisky from Biggar and Leith's Gladstone Axe brand. The whisky is inspired by William Gladstone, four-time prime minister of the UK.
Neill reviews a pair of blended malt Scotch whiskies, released by independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Blended Malt No 4 is aged for 6 years while Blended Malt No 1 is 18 years old.
Abrachan is a new blended malt Scotch whisky from Lidl supermarkets. Described as peated & smoky it is bottled at 41% abv and retails for the low price of £16. Reviewed by Neill Murphy.
Malt Riot is a blended malt Scotch whisky from the Glasgow Distillery Company. It's named after the Malt Tax Riots that erupted in the city in 1725. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.
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.
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.