Join the Islay Whisky Academy for a full programme of interesting and inspiring events for the 2023 edition of the Feis Ile / Islay Festival.
Fib Whisky Single Casks
Fib Whisky is an independent bottler of Scotch, based in Fife, Scotland. Neill Murphy reviews three drams from this new name on the scene. Whiskies from Port Dundas, Allt-a-Bhainne and Bunnahabhain.
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013
Neill Murphy reviews Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013, a single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. Made from locally grown barley.
Wheelhouse Whisky (Islay Single Malt)
Neill Murphy reviews Wheelhouse Whisky, an Islay Single Malt Scotch from MacMillan Spirits, the team behind Benbecula Distillery
Lady of the Glen Single Casks (part 2)
Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler of Scotch whiskies, owned by Hannah Whisky Merchants. They bottle Scotch whiskies produced at an array of distilleries all over Scotland. In this feature, I'll be tasting my way through some samples of their Winter 2022 range.
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire is a single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. Whisky reviews written by Neill Murphy
Elements of Islay Sherry Cask
Elements of Islay are a series of malts from Elixir Distillers that celebrate the Islay style. Neill reviews the Sherry Cask blended malt.
Caol Ila 7-year-old (North Star Spirits)
Neill reviews a single cask Caol Ila from North Star Spirits independent bottlers. A 7-year-old Islay single malt Scotch whisky.
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 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.
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.
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.