Review – Deconstructing The Tomatin 30

A tour around the Tomatin distillery and a deconstruction tasting of the new 30 year old expression.

Review – Some ‘sort of’ Tomatins

A closer look at The Antiquary and the Big T blended whiskies.

Claxtons Tomatin 21 year old. 

Tomatin is a brand that many of my fellow bloggers rave about but one which I have minimal experience with, so when the opportunity arose to try an independent single cask bottling I had to take Claxtons up on their offer. Tomatin 21, IB, Claxtons, 48%abv, Cask no 1503-11247   (available here) The nose has […]

What Casks Are Used In Whisky Production and What are Finishes?

Scotch Whisky must be matured in oak casks. However these casks can come from a variety of sources. Most whisky is matured in ex-bourbon casks from America.  This is due to rules governing bourbon production whereby the casks can only be used once. After this most are sent to Scotland for use in the whisky […]

What Are The Scotch Whisky Regions?

Explaining The Whisky Regions of Scotland

What Every Whisky Drinker Needs To Know About Port

What Every Whisky Drinker Needs To Know About Port- a brief guide to the Portuguese fortified wine.

Review – Cù Bòcan 1990

Coming face to face with a new Cu Bocan… This time a 1990 vintage.

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 – Sorren from OCD Whisky

Sorren from OCD Whisky reveals his Desert Island Dram.

Claxtons Auchroisk 25

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