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%.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Tomintoul 16 and 21-year-old Single Malts

A pair of single malts from the Tomintoul - Glenlivet distillery in Speyside. Neill reviews the 16 and 21-year-old expressions.

Bunnahabhain 12-year-old Cask Strength

Bunnahabhain's standard 12-year-old is one of the best value single malts on the planet. A cask strength version must surely have the potential to be something really special? Neill Murphy finds out.

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.

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.

Lady of the Glen Single Casks Part 3

Part 3 of a series looking at some single cask releases from Lady of the Glen. There’s four bottlings this time from Tomatin, Dalmunach, Mortlach and Caol Ila. Whisky Reviews by Neill Murphy.

Two Blended Malts from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Neill reviews a pair of blended malt Scotch whiskies, released by independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Blended Malt No 4 is aged for 6 years while Blended Malt No 1 is 18 years old.

Jack and Victor Blended Scotch Whisky

Jack and Victor blended Scotch whisky is a new TV tie-in bottling from the team behind Still Game, Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan. Distilled, blended and bottled by Loch Lomond distillery. Reviewed by Neill Murphy.

Jura Rum Cask Finish

Jura distillery is among the remotest in Scotland. It stands on an island where deer outnumber people. The Jura Scotch whisky has been going through something of a revival in recent years. The latest incarnation is the Rum Cask Finish. Reviewed by Neill Murphy.

Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2008

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.