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 […]

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Auchentoshan – 14 Year old Single Cask

Auchentoshan gets a luke warm response from many whisky fans I have noticed. Quite a lot of people seem to find the official bottles boring and timid but not me. After the ultimate tour I went on last year I know the distillery has a lot to offer so perhaps a single cask offering from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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