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Author Archives: Liam Hiller

Five 2018 Releases to Add to Your Collection

With the 2019 well and truly underway, everyone is getting back into the swing of things as we return to work, the kids return to school and normality resumes. The holiday period was fantastic and we hope you all had a great time with family and friends, but the hectic two and a bit weeks […]

New This Week at Whisky Foundation

This week we’re highlighting four fantastic new arrivals at Whisky Foundation that are definitely worth talking about. Hailing from Speyside and the Highlands, these four drams tell stories of the distilleries’ histories, traditions, innovations and expertise, while letting you explore a huge array of delicious flavours and notes along the way. Tomatin 30 Year Old […]

The Eighty Eight Series: Regional Favourites with Quarter Cask Influence

Four distinctive whiskies from four of Scotland’s best distilleries – the Eighty Eight Series explores the effects of cask size on top quality spirit. Each of the drams in this range was finished in a quarter cask, allowing the spirit to draw flavour at a much faster rate and amplifying the notes already there. These […]

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cask 88

Cask 88 is a well-known cask specialist, broker and independent bottler based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have a history of trading in some of the finest casks on the market and in recent times they have turned their focus to bottling some of the wonderful whiskies that they come across. The company started out as […]

Explosive Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a Peat Lover’s Dream

Last week, Iain MacLeod Distillers announced the latest release in their Smokehead brand and it’s a rather exciting one. This latest edition of the intensely peaty Islay single malt brings the whisky together with rich flavours of Sherry imparted by quality Spanish oak casks. The liquid inside is no-age-statement single malt produced on the world […]

Macallan Edition No.4 Gives Masterclass in Wood Management

Macallan Edition No.4

Released in July of this year, the fourth release in The Macallan Distillery’s ‘Editions Series’ has now had ample time to make its mark and generate opinions among lovers of Macallan whisky and, more broadly, industry folk in general. If you’ve not had a chance to taste it yet, you can order a bottle right […]

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold Again

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold

It seems like only yesterday that Cask 88 launched their promising Scottish Folklore Series with the release of a single cask Ben Nevis 45 Year Old, but the first whisky in the series has already managed to scoop two Gold Medals, the most recent of which was awarded earlier this month. Picking up two Gold […]

Independent Bottling – 5 Whiskies Worth Investing In

Recently we’ve been taking a relatively broad look at the world of independently bottled whisky. We discussed Why It’s Acceptable to Get Excited by Single Cask Whisky (with a focus on indies) and we looked into the Rise of Independent Bottlers. Now we’re going to break this down into more of an examination of the […]

Distillery of the Month – Tobermory

A hit song, a children’s TV show and fantastic whisky – these may be the things that made the Isle of Mull famous around the world, but to Scots and anyone else that has visited, there is so much more to it than that. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, breath-taking treks and rows of different […]

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