News: Elixir Distillers Acquires Tormore Distillery

Exciting news as Elixir Distillers announce deal to purchase Tormore Distillery in Speyside from Pernod Ricard.

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.

Milk & Honey Elements Sherry Single Malt

Milk and Honey is Israel's first single malt whisky. The Elements sherry bottling was matured in a combination of PX, oloroso, ex-bourbon and STR casks.

Old Malt Cask Jura (Ardnahoe Distillery Exclusive)

A single cask single malt from the Isle of Jura, presented by independent bottler Hunter Laing as a distillery exclusive at Ardnahoe on Islay.

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.

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

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

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

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.