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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Neill reviews five recent releases from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. There's two Highland single malts, an island malt, a Speyside and an old single grain.
Speyside distillery, Benriach, is getting ready to welcome to its first ever official visitor centre next month. Part of a six-figure investment project, the new centre will include a bar, tasting lounge and retail space.
Neill reviews the Torabhaig Legacy 2017 single malt Scotch whisky from the new distillery on the isle of Skye. Bottled at 46%.
The Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside will reopen on May 17th. The famous Copper Dog Pub complete with new outdoor terrace area will feature a brand new menu curated by newly appointed Executive Chef and General Manager William Halsall.