Inchmoan 12 Year Old

The final review in the latest mini series from this most versatile of distilleries is the Inchmoan 12 Year Old. Inchmoan is their peated expression which was just released at the beginning of June 2017. For more information on the Loch Lomond distillery which produces Inchmoan see my Loch Lomond 12 Years Old review. The […]

Arran Distillery Tour and Tasting

Last weekend I was on the Isle of Arran for a relaxing overnight stay. Arran is a large ayrshire island fairly close to the mainland which is commonly a day trip location for Scottish people looking to experience some of the unique Scottish landscape. Other than the distillery we visited the following great attractions: Auchrannie […]

Glen Scotia 16 Year Old

The last whisky from the Glen Scotia tasting is a Travel Retail Exclusive. The growth in the travel retail sector for spirit sales has recently been very strong. Increasingly producers are spending money developing their brand presence in the “Duty Free” shops in airports. Margins here are boosted by expressions only available through that distribution […]

Connemara Peated Single Malt Review

I recently had the opportunity to visit Ireland and couldn’t resist picking up a bottle of Connemara to see how peated Irish whisky compares to the traditional peated scotch. The Distillery Connemara is one of a family of spirits produced by Cooley distillery. Founded in 1985 this is a relatively new distiller group but draws […]

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

We are continuing our exploration into the Loch Lomond distillery with the Inchmurrin spirit this time. The Inchmurrin spirit comes from quite an interesting and unusual type of still. The Lomond Still Inchmurrin whisky is distilled in a Lomond still rather than the more traditional pot still. The name comes from the Lowland Lomond distillery […]

Loch Lomond 12 Years Old

As part of a twitter based tasting I got the opportunity to taste three current expressions from the Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria. The first of these is the standard Loch Lomond 12 year old. The Distillery The Loch Lomond distillery in its current site was opened in 1964 in Alexandria fairly close to the […]

Glen Scotia 25 Year Old

Following on from my review of the very accessible Glen Scotia Double cask comes something a little more exclusive and rare. The Glen Scotia 25 Year Old was released for the 2017 Campbeltown Whisky Festival in May. A sample of which was kindly donated to me via a Tweet Tasting using #LochLomond recently. The Dram […]

Glen Scotia Double Cask

When you think Campbeltown you could be forgiven for only thinking of Springbank and the Mitchell family. There is however another player in the area making a name for itself again. The Distillery The Glen Scotia distillery was founded into a legal producer of whisky in 1832. Like so many distilleries there is a catalogue […]