Laphroaig Cask Strength 10-year-old (Batch 13)

Batch 13 of the 10-year-old Laphroaig Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Elements of Islay Cask Edit (New Year Dram)

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

Smokehead Terminado

Smokehead Terminado is a new release from Ian Macleod's Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Islay Journey Blended Malt (Ardnahoe Handfill)

Neill reviews Islay Journey, a blended malt from Hunter Laing, available exclusively from Ardnahoe Distillery in Islay.

Bunnahabhain Aonadh

A brief look at Scotch whisky's Gaelic connection and a review of Bunnahabhain's Aonadh single malt. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.

Lady of the Glen Samples Autumn 2022 (Part 3)

Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler of Scotch whiskies. They release single cask and small batch whiskies from distilleries all over Scotland. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Lady of the Glen Samples (Autumn 2022) Part 2

Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler of Scotch Whisky. In this review, Neill Murphy checks out four unique bottlings from Longmorn, Blair Athol, Tamnavulin and Bunnahabhain.

Ardbeg Hypernova

Hypernova is the latest Committee Release bottle from Ardbeg. Peated to 170ppm, it is officially the smokiest ever release from Ardbeg. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Port Charlotte An Turas Mor

Neill Murphy reviews a long discontinued Islay single malt from Bruichladdich distillery. Port Charlotte An Turas Mor was originally released in 2012.

Two Tyndrum Whisky Exclusives (Big Peat and Linkwood)

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.

Lagavulin 8-Year-Old (Re-Review)

Neill revisits an old favourite, the Lagavulin 8-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from Islay. Some say there has been a decline in the quality of Lagavulin but is that true or have people's tastes moved on?

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.

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.

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.

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

Lady of the Glen Single Casks April ’22 (part 1)

Three single cask single malt Scotch whiskies bottled by Lady of the Glen.

Falling in love with an island

Recounting the story of my first visit to Islay. A weekend that changed my life and had me falling in love with a place in a way I never had before.

Bunnahabhain Tasting with Hipflask Hiking Club

An evening spent with the Hipflask Hiking Club as they taste through six whiskies from Bunnahabhain Distillery in Islay.

Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Cask Strength

Bunnahabhain's standard 12-year-old is one of the best value single malts on the planet. A cask strength version must surely have the potential to be something really special? Neill Murphy finds out.