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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 […]

The Rise of Independent Bottlers

What is an independent bottler?

Independently bottled whisky is a world unto itself. Filled with single cask, cask strength, limited edition and uniquely matured and finished expressions, it is a place for whisky drinkers to come and get something out of the ordinary, something that stands apart and, quite often, something that there are very little of in the world. […]

Distillery of the Month – Macallan

Distillery of the Month - Macallan

Our Distillery of the Month for August is one of Scotland’s most famous and most successful. They are responsible for creating some of the finest malts to have ever been produced, they played a huge role in the development of the single malt market and are hugely popular around the world today for those very […]

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cadenhead’s

Cadenhead’s is Scotland’s oldest indie bottler, having been founded in 1846. They have a long and successful history of bottling some of the finest wine, whisky and rum from around the country and overseas and, as you can imagine, an interesting story to go along with it. While the company was initially founded in 1846, […]

Why it’s Acceptable to Get Excited by Single Cask Whisky

There has been a lot said of late regarding single cask whisky – the expected quality of such products, the actual quality of them and whether or not you are in fact getting good value for money when you purchase one has all been up for discussion. Before we begin looking into this, it is […]

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