Lady of the Glen Single Casks April ’22 (part 2)

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 Blended Malt

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.

JG Thomson & Co “Rich” Blended Malt

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 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.

Watt Whisky Single Casks Part 1

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 Gladstone Axe “Black Axe” 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.

Two Blended Malts from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

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 Blended Malt (Lidl)

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 Blended Malt Whisky

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 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.

The Whisky Works “King of Trees”

Neill reviews King of Trees, an intriguing blended malt from Whyte & MacKay's The Whisky Works... a portion of the blend was finished in a unique Scottish oak cask.

North Star Spirits Batch 11

Neill reviews six exceptional drams from North Star Spirits 11th batch. Single malt from Glen Spey, Clynelish, Springbank and Caol Ila as well as a blended malt and PX fortified wine...

MacNair’s Lum Reek Peated Blended Malt

Neill reviews three blended malts from the team behind Glenallachie distillery. Macnairs Lum Reek is a peated blended malt from Billy Walker...

Watt Whisky (& Rum) Batch 1

Neill reviews the first batch of spirits from Watt Whisky, the independent bottling arm of the Campbeltown Whisky Company Ltd.

Murray McDavid Battle of the Blends Tasting

Neill takes part in the Murray McDavid "Battle of the Blends" virtual tasting and reviews five excellent drams...

Skene Whisky “Black Tartan ’88”

Neill reviews a single cask blended malt of an impressive 31 years, bottled by Skene Whisky. The Black Tartan '88.