Timorous Beastie 18yo and Rock Oyster 18yo coming soon (News)

Timorous Beastie 18yo and Rock Oster 18yo (Remarkable Regional Malts Douglas Laing Blended Scotch Whisky Highlands Islands)

While all eyes are currently directed at Islay where this year’s iteration of the Feis Ile festival is in full swing, cool things are happening in the other Scottish whisky regions as well. From Glasgow we just received notice that Douglas Laing are proud to announce the addition of a new duo (more…)

Compass Box: “On making The Double Single from two carefully selected components” (Interview)

Jilly Boyd of Compass Box on The Double Single (Blended Scotch Whisky Grain Malt Glen Elgin Girvan Premium Interview BarleyMania)

To create a blended Scotch whisky of staggering complexity, you do not necessarily need to merge a huge number of components. In fact, you can achieve something truly remarkable by blending as little as two differing ingredients. That is the concept behind The Double Single (more…)

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Flight (Event)

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Whisky Flight (Islay Festival Cask Strength Limited Edition Scotch Bunnahabhain Bowmore Laphroaig Tasting)

This year, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society selected three particularly jaw-dropping pours as their official Feis Ile 2017 trio: a Bunnahabhain 10yo, a Bowmore 20yo and a Laphroaig 21yo. While most bottles containing these top-class whiskies are being served on Islay itself, (more…)

Big Peat Feis Isle 2017 (Review)

Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Limited Edition Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Bottling Remarkable Malts Douglas Laing)

Today starts Feis Ile 2017, Islay’s annual whisky craze. While round about 3,500 inhabitants call the beautiful Hebridean island their home for the remaining 51 weeks of the year, almost three times as many people tread its marvelous grounds during the Feis Ile festivities, (more…)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Review)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Single Malt Islands Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Some people might say that five years of maturation are not enough to let a whisky develop depth and character. Yet, if you are in the mood for a young and wild whisky, a spirit that did not spend too many years in the cask might be exactly what you have been looking for. (more…)

Strathclyde 11yo by Old Particular (Review)

Strathclyde 11yo by Douglas Laing's Old Particular (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Glasgow Sherry Tasting Notes)

Having visited a fair share of distilleries and attended quite a few masterclasses, tastings and fairs throughout the first half of 2017, my palate made the acquaintance of many outstanding whiskies this year. Naturally, it is impossible to say which of them was THE best. (more…)

Hyde No. 5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Review)

Hyde No5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Irish Single Grain Whiskey Ireland Dram BarleyMania)

Irish whiskey was out of fashion for a long time. During these hard years many distilleries and brands disappeared from the market for good. But nowadays the Irish whiskey industry is alive again and new distilleries from all over the country have begun to make names for themselves. (more…)