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.

News: Billy Walker marks 50 years in Scotch whisky with new series

GlenAllachie Master Blender, Billy Walker, marks 50th year in Scotch whisky with new limited edition single malt trilogy

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.

The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

*Full disclosure: I was given complimentary admission to the National Whisky Festival. However, creative control of the content of this piece is 100% my own. The Return of the Whisky Festival Thanks to the C-word, of which we're all completely fed up hearing, whisky festivals were stolen away from us. Now that we have them … Continue reading The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

The Lakes’ Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 5

Whiskymaker's Reserve is the latest released from Cumbria's Lakes Distillery. It is matured in PX, Oloroso and Red Wine casks and bottled at 52% abv. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength

A new release from the excellent Ardnamurchan distillery in the Scottish highlands. AD / 02.22 is bottled at a Cask Strength of 58.7%.

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

Signatory Vintage Edradour 2011

An Edradour single malt Scotch whisky bottled by an independent bottler that shares the same owner as the distillery. This whisky is an example of a big sherry-dominant cask.

Kingsbarns Distillery Reserve

A day trip from west coast to east, organised by the Ayrshire Whisky Group. A visit to Kingsbarns Distillery and a bottle of their Distillery Reserve single malt Scotch whisky.

Single Cask Nation Dailuaine 8-year-old

Single Cask Nation is a US-based independent bottler that has since expanded to other markets. This bourbon-matured Dailuaine single malt is a fine introduction to their wares.

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

News: GlenDronach, Benriach, Glenglassaugh Distillery Manager Retires

All change at Brown Forman as one distillery manager retires and another picks up the baton. The change will impact all three Scotch whisky distilleries: GlenDronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh

Glencadam 15 & 21-year-old Single Malts

A review of two single malt Scotch whiskies, produced at Glencadam distillery in Brechin. Each whisky is bottled at 46% abv. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Fettercairn Releases Warehouse 2 Batch 3

Fettercairn announces the launch of Warehouse 2 batch 3 single malt Scotch whisky.

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

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

Crabbie’s Yardhead Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The John Crabbie & Co whisky brand is owned by Halewood Spirits. Yardhead is their entry level single malt, named after the location of John Crabbie's Edinburgh HQ. Single malt Scotch whisky reviewed by Neill Murphy.

News: Glasgow 1770 Just Got Bigger

Big news from Glasgow as the Glasgow Distillery Company reveal new larger bottles for their 1770 single malt Scotch whisky range.