Raasay – While We Wait

The Isle of Raasay is getting a whisky distillery soon for the first time. The distillery and visitor centre are scheduled to open in the summer of 2017 which is only a few months away at the time of writing. R&B Distillers are bringing legal distillation to the island for the first time which is […]

Benromach Peat Smoke 2007 (Bottled 2016)

For some people peat only comes from Islay and peated whiskies only from Islay distilleries. With the growth of the heavily peated whisky market there is now quite a few mainland distilleries spending some of there production schedule each year making peated whisky. Benromach Peat Smoke is just one example of this. The Distillery Currently […]

Bruichladdich #LaddieMP6 Roundup

On Thursday 4th May the sixth YouTube community tasting took place and again I was lucky enough to buy a kit to take part. I am slightly later doing this article than I would like but at least it gave me the opportunity to re-watch the stream on YouTube all over again. To watch the […]

Kingsbarns Distillery Visit

Last weekend I did my first distillery visit to one of the newer crop of whisky distilleries. During the day we did the standard tour of the distillery which included tasting the new make spirit and one of the ongoing releases from the Wemyss Malts parent company. After the tour we had a lovely lunch […]

Tamdhu – 10 Year Old Limited Edition

I must confess I do like Tamdhu and actually Ian MacLeod distillers generally. I like the attention to quality and heritage in their releases. The only whisky product from their portfolio which hasn’t clicked with me is the Six Isles Blended Malt Whisky but you can’t win them all. This limited edition is a whisky […]

Tamdhu – Batch strength II

The spirit of Speyside whisky festival 2017 was the 24th – 30th April. During this festival a number of distilleries in the area open their doors for special events. One of these events was on Saturday 29th at the Tamdhu distillery where they had a “Meet, Tweet and Grill” event which I participated in via […]

Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release

I was lucky enough during the recent offering the committee edition release of Ardbeg Kelpie to get my hands on a bottle. With Feis Ile approaching from the horizon there isn’t a better time to share what my view on the upcoming festival offering. The Distillery Ardbeg is another of the Islay peated heavyweights. Situated […]