Octomore OBA Concept

The Octomore brand is the most heavily peated range of whiskies which Bruichladdich currently bottle. There are two stories circulating about the Octomore origins. The first being that the barley is peated to at least 80ppm (Octo). The second and correct story is the name comes from the Octomore farm owned by James Brown and […]

Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 58

Aberlour A’bunadh (pronounced a-boon-arh) is that one expression where everything thinks they know how to pronounce. To help you out I have embedded the review on YouTube from none other than Mr Ralfy Mitchell himself on a batch from a few years ago. The Distillery The Aberlour distillery is currently owned by Pernod Ricard along […]

National Whisky Festival – Corn Exchange

July 22nd 2017 was the second ever “National Whisky Festival” event in Edinburgh. The first event was in Glasgow in January of this year but I wasn’t at that one. As a surprise I was given tickets to this event in Edinburgh which was my first ever whisky festival so I cannot comment on how […]

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old – Solera

In a previous review we looked at the Glenlivet 18 which got the Runner-up place in their 13-20 year old category of the Spirit of Speyside whisky awards. So which whisky won then since that was an excellent whisky? Answer left for the user to work out The Distillery Glenfiddich is a powerhouse distillery producing […]

Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01

Port Charlotte distillery from the village of Port Charlotte on the Isle of Islay closed in 1929 but reviewed for you here today through the magic of…marketing! The Distillery The purpose-built distillery of Port Charlotte was opened in 1828 and survived for just over a century. Today the warehousing still exists and is used to […]

Glenlivet 18 Year Old

The Spirit of Speyside festival has been happening every year since 1999. This large scale festival held in the largest whisky region in Scotland also includes competitions for best whiskies of the year with various categories. This Glenlivet 18 was the runner up in the 13-20 year old section for example. For more information on […]

The Macallan Gold – 1824 Series

Having tried three 12 year old whiskies from Macallan fairly recently the one big issue I had was the price. In this review we consider the Non-Age Statement Gold expression to see if there is value to be had at the bottom rung of the ladder. The Distillery The Macallan distillery has been producing whisky […]

2017 Q2 Roundup

As we race through 2017 we are at the end of Q2 already. With thoughts of summer holidays and the start of the schools closing we look back at the last three months. What were the highlights and what left us wanting maybe just a little bit more. The Highlights Balblair 1990 Second Edition A […]