• 24 Sep 2019

    GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)

    Here we have a review of the new GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 by Sean Russell, our resident GlenDronach maven. Another long wait of nearly 15 months for the latest edition of the Cask ...

  • 21 Sep 2019

    Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

    This is one of three bottles Bunnahabhain offered for the Islay Festival this year, and the only Mòine: 2008 Bunnahabhain Mòine French Oak Finish (57.4%) – 1872 bottles. 2001 Bunnahabhain ...

  • 31 Aug 2019

    Goren’s Whisky Mortlach 1995, 21 Year Old (51.8%)

    Tomer Goren hits one out of the park with this independently bottled 1995 Mortlach. Tomer is the very talented head distiller of Milk and Honey Distillery in Tel Aviv, Israel’s purveyor of  ...

  • 30 Aug 2019

    GlenDronach’s Missing Port Pipe from Sean Russell’s Batch 17 Review – Cask 5976 (55.6)

    If you read the original post of Sean Russell’s review of Batch 17, you’ll recall that the European Port pipe wasn’t included in the review due to a technical difficulty. It has ...

  • 25 Aug 2019

    GlenDronach – Batch 17 Reviewed by Sean Russell

    Sean Russell runs the GlenDronach Appreciation Society on Facebook, and has been reviewing GlenDronach releases on Malt and Oak for the past few years. Here’s his take on Batch 17: It’s ...

  • 18 Jul 2019

    Kingsbarns Dream to Dram (46%)

    Kingsbarns is truly the story of a dream turning into a dram. If there’s something Scotland is known for just as much as whisky, it’s golf, and this is a story of how both met in the ...

  • 12 Jun 2019

    Tobermory 12 (46.3%)

    Tobermory 12 is an “upgrade” to the entry level Tobermory core range, replacing the 10 year old, as the distillery comes back online after a major upgrade. Going into this article, I ...

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

    Compass Box No Name 2 is the sequel to the 2017 No Name, which looked to highlight the peat, and did so in a very ‘in your face’ way. The first No Name was composed of about 75% ...

  • 26 May 2019

    Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

    The release of the Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 4 is a moment I’ve been waiting for ever since the onset of the Renaissance project back in 2014. The idea was to have a look at the ...

  • 22 May 2019

    Balblair 17 (46%)

    Balblair revamped also the duty free range, offering the 12, 15 and the future 25 years old in travel retail, but has chosen to offer the Balblair 17 instead of the 18 year old. Why keep 75% of ...

  • 16 May 2019

    Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

    So Balblair went ahead and did it. They have actually taken the one thing that made them totally special and chucked it out the window. No longer specific vintages with an ever changing core ...

  • 15 May 2019

    From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

    I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to write this post, although I had no idea back then it would be called Affinity. The beginning of the story is at the 2017 Whisky Show in ...

  • 05 May 2019

    Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

    I’ll come out and say it: I’m a fan of the use of virgin oak in Scotch whisky and think that there isn’t enough of it used. I’m sure this will be controversial, but ...

  • 04 May 2019

    Glen Garioch 2011, Cask 1409, Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive (60.8%)

    This 2011 Glen Garioch is a harbinger for the sequel to the very successful Virgin Oak. Indeed, a few months before the release of Batch 2 of the Virgin Oak, the distillery released a very ...

  • 17 Apr 2019

    Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

    This is the fourth installment in Springbank‘s Local Barley franchise, in its modern incarnation. In 2016, the series was launched with a 16 year old that was absolutely wonderful. It was ...

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