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Glen Garioch 12 Years

11.01.20172 Min Read — In Review

The Distillery The location chosen by John & Alexander Manson for their malt whisky distillery in 1797 was an obvious one. Oldmeldrum in the celebrated 'Valley of the Garioch' was named "The Granary…


Nikka whiskey from the barrel

08.12.20161 Min Read — In Review

This week is a shake up to what we've been tasting recently, we're going for a classic bourbon from Knob Creek. Aged for 9 years, this bourbon weighs in at 100 proof (50% alcohol). On the label Deep…


Longmorn 16 Year Old

27.10.20162 Min Read — In Review

Longmorn Distillery started production in December 1894. Three years later John Duff built the Benriach Distillery next to Longmorn, but both were affected by the collapse of wholesale buyers Pattison…


Laphroaig Triple Wood

13.10.20163 Min Read — In Review

Laphroaig is one of our favourite distilleries. They have a solid range of quintessential islay whiskies which we all really enjoy. Laphroaig triple wood is the first whiskey we ever tasted at Whiskey…


The Macallen Amber

06.10.20162 Min Read — In Review

The Story Built in 1700 Easter Elchies House is a fine example of a Highland manor house. The Macallan estate lies in an area of great natural beauty; its scale and diversity is unique among…


Jura Superstition

29.09.20161 Min Read — In Review

The Isle of Jura can be found nestled off the west coast of Scotland. It's a place fames as much for its folklore as it is for its whisky. A magical haven where a sense of solitude pervades: one road…


Glenmorangie - The Tayne

22.09.20161 Min Read — In Review

Legend has it that just offshore from our Distillery is the shipwreck of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon. Once loaded with treasure, it is one of many ships lost when the Spanish Armada fled from the…


Glenfiddich 15 Year - Unique Solera Reserve

15.09.20161 Min Read — In Review

Our Solera Vat is a single malt innovation that marries whiskies matured in sherry, bourbon and new oak casks. Always kept at least half full, it creates a harmonious whisky that gets richer and more…


The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year

08.09.20161 Min Read — In Review

In early 1892 work began to convert an 18th-century mansion (Balvenie New House) into a distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete, and on 1 May 1893, the first distillation took place…


Glendalough 13 Year Old

01.09.20161 Min Read — In Review

This whiskey is the big brother of the Double Barrel which we reviewed a few months ago. When I was buying the Double Barrel, my contact at the whiskey emporium assured me that if I liked this one…


Benromach 10 Years Old

25.08.20162 Min Read — In Review

Duncan MacCallum and F.W. Brickmann founded the Benromach Distillery Company in 1898. Duncan MacCallum had previously been working at the Glen Nevis Distillery in Campbeltown and FW Brickmann was a…


Clynelish 14 Year Old Scotch Whisky

18.08.20161 Min Read — In Review

Clynelish Distillery is a distillery near Brora, Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The distillery was built in 1968, adjacent to the original Clynelish distillery which was closed. Confusingly…


Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition

11.08.20162 Min Read — In Review

Glenmorangie Milsean (Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’ and pronounced ‘meel-shawn’) is a single malt whisky full of intense candied fruit flavours and mouth-watering sweetness. It has been created from…


Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 2000

05.08.20162 Min Read — In Review

This week we're trying the Glenkinchie Distillers Edition born in 2000 and bottled in 2013. It's double matured in Amontillado casks which should give this whisky some slight hints of sherry…


ARDBEG PERPETUUM LIMITED EDITION (2015)

14.07.20162 Min Read — In Review

A classic never-ending, rich, and enticing combination of classic Ardbeggian notes and incredibly creamy flavours. This limited edition whisky from Ardbeg is one of a range of what they call…


Chivas Regal Gold Signature 18 Year Old Blend

07.07.20162 Min Read — In Review

First Impressions First impression of this packaging screams quality. It comes with in a brown box, with regal blue and gold features. The box has the signature of Colin Scott (the master blender…


The Famous Grouse Aged 18 Years

23.06.20162 Min Read — In Review

"100% Blended Malt Scotch Whisky" The award winning Famous Grouse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 18 years old is created from the finest single malt whiskies including The Macallan and Highland park…


About us

20.06.20161 Min Read — In Review

Whiskey Nerds... who are we? We set some simple rules around price and a roster system to deliver the weekly supply of good quality whiskey. We had our first whiskey club meeting that Friday. We…