Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Back in 2009, the indie bottlers Douglas Laing launched their first instalment in what has become the revered "Remarkable Regional Malts" series. That release was none other than Big Peat - a blended malt scotch whisky, featuring purely Islay single malts - namely Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila, and the long-departed Port Ellen distillery. Off the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Press Release: New Spirits Brand J.G. Thomson & Co. Launches

A TASTE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FROM EDINBURGH AS J.G. THOMSON & CO UNVEILS AWARD-WINNING FIRST COLLECTION OF SMALL BATCH SPIRITS Small batch spirits with simple ingredients and complex flavours are the order of the day for new J.G. Thomson & Co brand A first and already award-winning collection of small batch spirits with simple ingredients … Continue reading Press Release: New Spirits Brand J.G. Thomson & Co. Launches

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel – No Longer “Japanese Whisky”

A couple of weeks ago, Nikka Whisky From The Barrel - one of the world’s best selling Japanese whiskies - lost its ability to actually call itself a “Japanese Whisky”. Yep, you read that right: the world-renowned whisky from Japan will no longer be called Japanese Whisky. Why is that? Well, in February 2021, a … Continue reading Nikka Whisky From The Barrel – No Longer “Japanese Whisky”

Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Moscatel Wine Cask Finished)

When The Lakes Distillery first came to market, their blend The One acted as both a stop gap for the consumer between the distillery opening and being able to release their own product and it was also a first for the market: the first British blend of whiskies, i.e. the first bottled blend featuring a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Moscatel Wine Cask Finished)