Islay

“All Things Peaty” SMWS Tasting by Hansemalt (Event)

SMWS "All Things Peaty" Tasting (Hansemalt Scotch Malt Whisky Society Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Ardmore Bowmore Highland Park)

For several months, I was struggling with myself wether I should become a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society or not. Throughout this time I tried several bottlings of theirs and not once was I disappointed. In addition, my wife also enjoyed almost every SMWS dram (more…)

Ardbeg: “How An Oa is a whole new type of Ardbeg” (Interview)

Ardbeg An Oa Interview with Brandan McCarron (Islay Single Malt Peated Scotch Whisky Talk)

While Ardbeg’s new permanent expression An Oa has already been available for purchase in the UK for a few weeks, it officially launched in the rest of Europe today. We took the opportunity to reach out to the distillery’s Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks, Brendan McCarron (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt.2 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

Following up on last week’s blog post centering on a 55 years old grain whisky by North British, a 25 years old Lowlands jewel by Littlemill and a 40 years old Speyside masterpiece by Macallan, I am happy to review the remaining three expressions of the latest batch of XOP bottlings (more…)

Ardeg An Oa Tasting and BBQ at Spirituosen Wolf (Event)

Ardbeg An Oa Barbecue (Spirituosen Wolf Ambassy Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Peated)

With An Oa, which is named after the rounded peninsula in the Southwest of Islay that shields the Kildalton distilleries from the roaring waves and raging winds of the Atlantic ocean, Ardbeg has recently added the first new bottling to its core range in almost 10 years! (more…)

New Limited Editions by Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich (News)

New Limited Editions by Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Speyside)

Recently, three popular Scotch whisky brands announced new limited editions, namely Jura, Kilchoman and Glenfiddich. While the first two have already revealed concrete details about their imminent special bottlings, the latter still leave us in the dark (more…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)

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…)