Auchentoshan Triple Wood

In 2016 I visited Auchentoshan distillery and did their “Ultimate Tour”. As the first tour I ever did it was probably a mistake because the time, range of products and knowledge I got from one morning in Clydebank ruined me for the other tours I have done since which were, admittedly, all much cheaper and […]

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Caol Ila might be the powerhouse industrial distillery on Islay but it is one which I find hugely enjoyable. Having visited twice and toured once the actual production facility is more focused on quality than you might be forgiven to expect with some of the blog articles out there. The distillery might not be much […]

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Bruichladdich 10 year old (Second Edition)

Remember how I said I like Bruichladdich? Well we have two expressions in a row for the blog this week from the same distillery and the same style. When the distillery produces three styles of whisky and I have two bottles open of the same style I wonder if my stock rotation procedures are really […]

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Craigellachie 13 Year Old

The last couple of years has seen the Craigellachie brand rocket in popularity. Widely recognised as one of the more acquired tastes it has won praise from the media and competition judges. Currently, being marketed as a premium product with apparently the credentials to match. Today we review the entry level 13 year old (because […]

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OC2 – ELEMENTS OF ISLAY

From one retailer owned brand to another today. The Element of Islay series is owned by the Whisky Exchange website this time. I really like the branding idea here which is a classic setup to make people want to collect. Most versions seem to sell out pretty fast and the first batches of each distillery […]

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