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

Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)

This post is about two things: 1) a whisky, and 2) the brilliance of independent bottling. We'll come to the whisky in a moment, but for me, one of the most beautiful things about independent bottling is that you can capture, sample or explore a rare cask or expression which may otherwise be kept behind … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)

Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)

Since 2005 the Wemyss family have been crafting a series of blended malt whiskies with great success. The family-run business have used a rolling team of blending experts, including industry icon Charles Maclean, along with their own senses to create a solid output of blended whiskies. The core range of blends, features a trio of tipples each … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)

Tasting Notes: Miltonduff – 7 Years Old (Douglas Laing)

Well, it’s my first whisky review of the new year, and it’s a new distillery to me, despite being one of the first distilleries in Scotland to get an official license and still being one of the largest working distilleries in the Speyside area. Miltonduff distillery is located in the northern part of the world-famous … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Miltonduff – 7 Years Old (Douglas Laing)

Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)

This (old) particular whisky was originally created at the Fettercairn diatillery in the Highlands and has been especially bottled by the Douglas Laing Company within their "Old Particular" brand. The whisky has been maturing for two decades and, as previously noted (here), is a welcome sight to see given the scarcity of the distillery's own … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)