Category Archives: Whisky

Quick Review: Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old

Syndicate 58/6 12 year old Info: Contains 18 single malts and 4 single grains, finished for a year in Oloroso sherry butts. From Douglas Laing, a blend by Richard Patterson. Colour: End of summer golden. Nose: Spirited hints of pear, … Continue reading

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News & Competition: Old Pulteney… A new fleet is coming!

A stock favourite of mine, Old Pulteney, is about to refresh its line up… but ahead of the full reveal they have a competition running to win one of the first 100 bottles! Fancy entering? Then read on for the … Continue reading

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Review: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection

The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection – 40% abv Info: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection is matured in a combination of refill, Sherry and Bourbon casks, with a greater proportion of refill to allow ‘the sweet yet … Continue reading

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Review: Speyburn 15 Year Old

Speyburn 15 Year Old – 46% ABV Info: Matured in a combination of American and Spanish oak casks for 15 years. New at the end of 2017. Colour: Light summer gold. Nose: Quite sprightly and full bodied. Lashings of buttery malt … Continue reading

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Review: Big Peat 25 Year Old Gold Edition

Big Peat 25 year old Gold Edition – 52.1% ABV Info: It’s nearly time for Feis Ile 2018, so what better way to enjoy it than to have a dram of Big Peat’s Gold Edition, a 25yo vatted Islay malt. … Continue reading

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Review: Rock Oyster 18 Years Old

Rock Oyster 18 Years Old Info: Made exclusively with 18yo whiskies distilled on Arran, Jura, Islay and Orkney. Colour: Light golden straw. Nose: Sweet floral ozone notes which soon deepen into something older. There’s well aged malty tones, gentle caramel … Continue reading

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Review: Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park – Magnus – 40% Info: Only available in North America. Matured in Sherry seasoned American oak casks. No colouring. Colour: Clear straw. Nose: Fairly young and sweet malt with a good vanilla hit and great wafts of highland … Continue reading

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Review: Dewar’s 25 Year Old

Dewar’s 25 Year Old – 40% abv Info: Dewar’s 25 Year Old is a blend of malt and grain whiskies that are 25yo or older that have then been married and then further aged in freshly emptied Royal Brackla casks. … Continue reading

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Review: Glen Grant 18yo Rare Edition

Glen Grant 18yo Rare Edition – 43% abv Info: Glen Grant Aged 18 Years Rare Edition was newly released in 2016 and was named Jim Murray’s Second Finest Whisky in the World, as well as his Scotch Whisky of the Year, … Continue reading

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Quick Review: BenRiach Peated Cask Strength

BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 1 Info: Made with whiskies drawn from Oloroso Sherry casks and bourbon barrels. 56% abv. Colour: Light straw gold. Nose: Darker and more pungent than expected, yum. Sweet autumnal fruit notes, gentle light peat smoke. Palate: … Continue reading

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