Founded in 1933, Ian MacLeod Distillers is now into its third generation of family ownership and have continued to go from strength to strength. The business now owns two of Scotland’s most loved distilleries, Glengoyne and Tamdhu, with a series of other revered drinks brands to their name (including the very successful Edinburgh Gin). Amongst … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Smokehead – Extra Rare
Despite the name’s Scottish roots, for me, this story starts not in the Highlands, but on the Wirral. That is the location of the Glen Affric brewery and taproom. In the last couple of years, I have spotted the brewery’s distinctive antlers logo appearing more and more frequently in pubs and off licences throughout the … Continue reading Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1: Porter)
Boo-nah-ha-vun [that's how I've been told to pronounce it anyway] is one of the longest inhabitants of Islay, and certainly stands proud by its Gaelic history. Recent expressions have capitalised on its heritage and tongue-twisting names as part of the branding. Despite that however, its recent rebranding across the last decade or so has kept … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bunnahabhain – 18 Years Old
This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
Well, happy birthday big man! Here we look at this month's brand new, special release, 10 year old age-stated bottling of Big Peat, looking to celebrate 10 whole years since Big Peat first arrived on the scene as the forerunner to the Douglas Laing & Co series of Remarkable Regional Malts. As per his brethren before … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – Big Peat (Aged 10 Years)