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 […]

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 […]

Laphroaig PX Cask

Following on from my last piece on buying whisky at auction I thought I would review one of the latest bottles I bought at auction. This Laphroaig PX Cask is exactly the kind of bottle I look for at auction. It is a product I was interested in buying because I enjoy the bottles which […]

Laphroaig Select Review and Defense

The Laphroaig Select is the entry level core bottle in the range. The bottle I see time and time again being slated and criticised by the core fans who say they couldn’t live without the 10 year old or the Quarter Cask. Are these loyal customers missing out or are wisely avoiding disappointment? The Distillery […]