Distillery Visits – The Spey Distillery

Located close to Drumguish, just a short trip from Kingussie, this relatively small distillery which opened in 1990 produces about 600,000 litres of spirt every year, taking it’s water from the nearby river Tromie. It is always fantastic to be invited to have a look around a distillery, even more so when it is not […]

Review – Speyburn 15

Taking a closer look at the new(ish) Speyburn 15 year old.

Review – Glen Moray 2005 Burgundy Cask (A Distillery Exclusive)

A look at a distillery only bottling from Glen Moray.

Review – The Spey Fumare and Trutina

Two brand new releases from the Spey Distillery.

Discovering Tormore – ‘The Pearl of Speyside’

Having a look at a very underated and mostly unknown distillery.

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’s Auchroisk Distillery. This distillery still has a special place in his heart as he remembers visiting it as a young boy with […]

An exclusive look at Spey Cask 27. 

I was once given advice to ‘never turn down an invitation’ You never really know where it might take you. In this case it had taken me to Glasgow and inside Bar 29 Private Members Club for an exclusive tasting of a new single cask release from the folks at the Spey Distillery.    Last night […]

Speymalt – Gordon &MacPhail

Tasting notes on a rather fine Macallan Speymalt from Gordon & MacPhail

Ben Bracken 28y.o Speyside and 22y.o Islay

A look at Lidl’s 28 year old Speyside and 22 year old Islay.

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.