Islay

3 Maritime Malts by Douglas Laing – Talisker, Orkney & Caol Ila (Review Flight)

Maritime Drams by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Cask Scotch Whisky Islay Skye Orkney Tasting Notes)

“I traced the shorelines through a thousand histories / To remind me an island is my home / An island is my home…” – These beautiful words from Frank Turner’s song “Rivers” are not only true for the people living in Great Britain, but also for the distilleries located on the Scottish isles. (more…)

“Ho, ho, ho!” – Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 coming down the chimney this month (News)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (Remarkable Malts Blended Islay Whisky Peated Xmas News)

Spirit-wise, one of my favorite parts of the festive season is sipping the annual X-mas bottling from Big Peat. This year, Douglas Laing’s bearded Ileach will again delight us with a heavily peated blended malt encompassing some of Islay’s most popular distilleries. (more…)

Caol Ila 14yo by Gordon & MacPhail (Review)

Caol Ila 14yo Connosoir's Choice by Gordon & MacPhail (Peated Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Cask)

As a marketer by profession, I am quite susceptible to good storytelling and well-conceived ad campaigns. Still, I am also always happy when a whisky manages to catch my attention without supplementary hoo-ha. This 14-year-old Caol Ila from Gordon & MacPhail’s (more…)

Big Peat 26yo – The Platinum Edition (Review)

Big Peat 26yo Platinum, by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Ardbeg Bowmore Port Ellen)

What is the difference between American rock’n’roll legends KISS and Islay-born geezer Big Peat? There is more smoke in a bottle of the latter than there is in an entire stage show of the former. Also, the band went platinum on account of their record sales (more…)

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo by Wiljalba (Review)

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo bottled by Signatory for Wiljalba (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Heavily Peated)

My pal David from Berlin not only co-runs the Whisky & Vinyl blog, but also writes and records music under his alias Wiljalba. For the release of his latest album “Lost Valley” he came up with something special: he paired his CD and LP with a limited edition whisky (more…)