Islay

3 single cask Whiskies by North Star (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Norht Star (Glenallachie Islay Malt British series 002 Tasting Notes)

Exactly one week ago, Tobi introduced you to the three “exotic” releases of North Star Spirits’ recently released series 002, namely a blend, a bourbon and a sherry. This week we got our hands on a trio of their new single cask Scotch whiskies. (more…)

Bunnahabhain 8yo by Provenance (Review)

Bunnahabhain 8yo by Douglas Laing's Provenance (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Cask Bottling Peaty Tasting Notes)

For quite some time I turned a blind eye on the malts produced by Bunnahabhain Distillery for no specific reason. But then I read a review of a Bunnahabhain malt and from that moment on I knew I had to try it. Luckily, just a few days later I went to a whisky fair, (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…)

Glenmorangie & Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Event)

Glenmorangie Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highlands Islay Moet Hennessy Masterclass Event)

Without a doubt, Highlands sovereigns Glenmorangie and Islay monarchs Ardbeg are among the most prestigious Scotch whisky producers in the world. So when their mother company Moët Hennessy teamed up with Weinquelle Lühmann to host an exclusive prestige tasting (more…)

Kilchoman Distillery Tour (Event)

Kilchoman Distillery Tour (100% Islay Peated Single Malt Whisky Farm Experience Dram BarleyMania)

For more than one reason, visiting Kilchoman Distillery was a mandatory item on my to-do list when I flew to Islay earlier this month. First, I have been a big fan of their whiskies ever since I attended their 10th Anniversary Tour in late 2015. (more…)