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.

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

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

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.

News: New Releases From The GlenAllachie

News of two new releases from The GlenAllachie Distillery in Speyside. They are an 8-year-old single malt and a 15-year-old blended Scotch in the White Heather brand.

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.

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.

Dràm Mòr Tobermory 25-Year-Old

A single cask from Tobermory Distillery. Aged for 25 years and finished in a Calvados cask. Bottled by Dràm Mòr, an independent bottler based in Dumbarton in the west of Scotland.

Whisky Thinking: Combatting Confirmation Bias

This is something of an opinion piece that covers the meeting point of two of my interests - sceptical thinking and whisky. I hope it gives you something to think about.

News: Lochlea Launches First Seasonal Release

News of the second release from Lochlea Distillery in Ayrshire. The Sowing Edition will be the first of an annual limited edition series reflecting the goings-on at the farm.