Review – The Singleton of Auchroisk 1976

A taste of some single malt from the early production life of Auchroisk Distillery.

Claxtons Auchroisk 25

Independant bottlers Claxtons return with a 25 y.o Auchroisk single cask bottling.

Review – The Exceptional Blend from Sutcliffe & Sons.

Looking at the Exceptional Blend and asking if exceptional components add up to exceptional results.

You Dont Know As Much About Whisky As You Think You Do. Featuring Greg Dillon and the UDO.

No matter who you are, its true. You really dont. There is probably no better way to humble yourself than to blindly test a whisky that you know nothing about, and to do it publicly just to give that extra element of pressure. So when a bottle marked only with a ‘?’ arrived from whisky […]

Tasting Note Archive

A (hopefully)comprehensive archive of all my reviews, rants, tasting notes, rambles, visits, tours, pictures and press releases organised alphabetically by distillery name.

Desert Island Drams – Colin Poppy from Ballindalloch Distillery.

Colin Poppy is the Manager of the new Ballindalloch Distillery on Speyside, having worked there since its start up in 2014.  He started his whisky career as a stillman / mashman at Diageo‚Äôs Auchroisk Distillery.  This distillery still has a special place in his heart as he remembers visiting it as a young boy with […]