The Islay Boys: FlatNose

The last time out I introduced this relatively new bottler The Islay Boys.  The backstory being I found this bottle going cheap around the same time as the company announced a crowd funding exercise to expand into distilling Whisky and Rum. With the chatting out of the way the important work begins of tasting the first […]

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Cask Islay

Now we are starting to get the main event. The Islay single malts are the main point of this tweet tasting marathon we are going through. Coming soon is to limited edition Cask Islay releases of which we got to sample ahead of their release in soon(ish). The Cask Islay release was the first product […]

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Islay Films from 1948

In what has to be the oldest freely available footage from the Isle of Islay I have found 6 YouTube videos from an Ian Maclean. Using 8mm film Ian’s father shot all of these movies using what would be a very expensive camera at the time during family holidays to the island I suspect. What […]

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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 […]

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Ian Macleod’s – “As We Get It”

For my second review I have chosen to review a bottle I picked up during a recent tour of my local whisky shops, “As We Get It” from Ian Macleod distillers. The Distillers Ian Macleod prides itself on being an independent family firm which believes strongly in the values of quality and independence.  They operate […]

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