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 […]

Distillery of the Month – Bunnahabhain

Our Distillery of the Month for July is Islay’s most northern – Bunnahabhain. The distillery was built on the quiet northeast coast of Scotland’s most famous whisky producing island, next to the River Margadale, from which it draw its water and its name – Bunnahabhain translates from Gaelic to mean “Mouth of the River”. The […]

Distillery of the Month – Bowmore

Distillery of the Month - Bowmore

Our Distillery of the Month for June is one of Scotland’s oldest, and the oldest of all Islay distilleries – Bowmore. It was officially founded in the town of Bowmore, Islay’s capital, in 1779 by a merchant called David Simpson. Simpson actually purchased the land on which the distillery was built in 1766, and many […]

Picking a Whisky for Father’s Day

Whisky for Father's Day

With the great number of celebrations that take place throughout the year, it gets tough picking new exciting presents every time. But not when it’s Father’s Day. At least, not if you know your dad loves whisky. If you are one of those fortunate people that is well aware of their old man’s love for […]

Whisky of the Month – Bowmore 30 Year Old (Rest & Be Thankful, 1985)

It’s time to have a look at our Whisky of the Month for May. This time we have decided to go for an expression from one of Islay’s most famous and cherished distilleries, a single cask expression of which only 159 bottles were released – The Bowmore 30 Year Old from Rest & Be Thankful […]

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