News: Lochlea To Launch Inaugural Single Malt

Lochlea Distillery in Ayrshire announce the launch of their debut Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The First Release will arrive on Burns Night (January 25th).

Berry Bros & Rudd Winter 2021 Release Part 2

Neill checks out another three bottlings from Berry Bros & Rudd. The London-based independent bottler has produced single casks from Craigellachie, Glentauchers and a vatting of three casks from Caol Ila distillery in Islay.

King’s Inch Glasgow Single Malt

King's Inch is a new single malt Scotch whisky distilled in the city of Glasgow at an undisclosed location. The whisky sees Courageous Spirits enter the Scotch market for the first time. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.

Darach Whisky 24-year-old Allt-a-Bhainne

Getting 2022 underway with a 24-year-old single cask from allt-a-bhainne distillery, bottled by Darach Whisky - a new independent bottler based in Scotland. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.

Octomore 12.2

Neill reviews the Octomore 12.2 single malt Scotch whisky from Bruichladdich on the Isle of Islay. 12.2 has been finished in ex-Sauternes wine casks.

Mackmyra Vinterglöd

Neill reviews the Mackmyra seasonal release from winter 2018. Vinterglod was finished in casks seasoned with Swedish glogg - in other words, mulled wine, making it the perfect festive dram!

Smokehead Single Malt Pre-Mixed Cans

Neill checks out a pair of pre-mixed drinks from Smokehead Single Malt. There's Smokehead with Ginger Ale and Lime and Smokehead with Cola. Whisky reviews by Neill Murphy.

The Falls of Caledonia Glentauchers 6-Year-Old

An interesting young Speyside malt from the underappreciated Glentauchers distillery bottled by independent bottler, Heroes and Heretics of London.

Fettercairn 16 Year Old 2021 Release

Neill review the latest release from Fettercairn distillery. This 16 year old single malt was matured in ex-sherry casks. Both oloroso and palo cortado solera casks were used to mature the whisky.

Jura 12 and 18-Year-Old Single Malts

Two single malt Scotch whiskies from the only distillery on the Hebridean isle of Jura. Neill Murphy reviews the 12 and 18 year old single malts from Jura distillery. Whisky Reviews.

Dràm Mòr Single Casks Part 1 (Nov ’21)

Neill reviews three interesting single cask whiskies from the Dram Mor group. Whisky comes from Deanston, Speyside and Ben Nevis distilleries.

Lady of the Glen Single Casks Part 3 (Nov ’21)

Concluding a three part series looking at some recent releases from independent bottler Lady of the Glen. Single cask scotch whiskies from Dufftown, Highland Park and Caol Ila.

Lady of the Glen Single Casks Part 2 (Nov ’21)

Neill samples three more single casks from independent bottler, Lady of the Glen. The drams come from Glenlossie, Dufftown and an undisclosed Islay distillery.

Drinks By The Dram “Whisky Explorer” Advent Calendar 2021

Neill pops open his advent calendar early and samples four intriguing whisky from Scotland, Ireland, Taiwan and the rest of the world. Drinks by the Dram Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar.

Watt Whisky Single Casks Part 2 (Nov ’21)

Three exciting single cask single malts from Speyside distillery bottled by independent bottler, Watt Whisky. Drams from Tormore, Glen Spey and Imperial. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Watt Whisky Single Casks Part 1 (Nov ’21)

Three new single cask releases from the lovely folks at Watt Whisky. Single malts from Orkney and Islay and a fine 18-year-old blended Scotch. Whisky Reviews written by Neill Murphy.

The Quaich Bar Signature Reserve Collection Part 2

Neill tastes three more single casks selected for the Quaich Bar in Singapore by Frank Mchardy. Drams come from three Speyside distilleries, Glen Grant, Dailuaine and Speyside.

Adelphi Private Stock Reserve (Limited Release Peated)

For Halloween 2021, I check out an excellent blend from indepdent bottler Adelphi and delve into the terrifying tale of the Gorbals Vampire.

A Visit to The Glenturret

Glenturret has a reasonable claim to being the oldest working distillery in Scotland. That in itself makes it a must-see but the recent takeover by Lalique has brought some interesting developments. I taste the 2021 release of their 10-year-old Peat Smoked single malt.