Category Archives: Whisky

News: Drinks by the Dram 2018 Advent Calendar selection

Drinks by the Dram 2018 Advent Calendar selection It’s that time of the year where some of us vaguely start to ponder the coming festive season (others prefer to ignore it till December 24th!). When it comes to whisky, there’s … Continue reading

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News: Douglas Laing Mark Their 70th Anniversary With A Twist

Douglas Laing Mark Their 70th Anniversary With A Twist Family owned Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing, continue to mark their Platinum Anniversary with the release of a commemorative Remarkable Regional Malts bottling. The Company was established by Fred Douglas Laing … Continue reading

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Review: Steel Bonnets

Steel Bonnets: Blended Malt Whisky Info: From The Lakes Distillery comes the first ever blend, so the press release says, of English and Scottish malt whiskies, Steel Bonnets. The blend is a combination of The Lakes Single Malt from England … Continue reading

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Review: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary

Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary – 46.3% abv Info: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary is a marriage of four different casks; Whisky refil from 1977, American Oak from 1982, Port Pipe from 1996 and Pedro Ximenez from 2006. 1400 bottles available exclusively at … Continue reading

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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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