Black Bowmore 50 Year, The Last Cask To Be Rediscovered

Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Whisky, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has announced the release of the fifth and final edition of the exclusive Black Bowmore® 1964 distillation. Available from 1 November 2016, the last cask to be discovered of Black Bowmore® has spent an astonishing 50 years maturing in Bowmore’s legendary No.1Continue reading “Black Bowmore 50 Year, The Last Cask To Be Rediscovered”

Hunter Laing & Co. Gets Go Ahead To Build New Islay Distillery

Hunter Laing & Co. has been given the green light from Argyll and Bute Council to build a new malt whisky distillery on Islay. The family-owned Glasgow whisky company led by Andrew and Scott Laing, along with their father, Stewart, expect to start work on Ardnahoe distillery in November and the first drop to flowContinue reading “Hunter Laing & Co. Gets Go Ahead To Build New Islay Distillery”

Hunter Laing & Co. Family To Build New Distillery On Islay

Whisky entrepreneurs Andrew and Scott Laing, along with their father, Stewart, today reveal plans for Islay’s first new distillery in a decade. An application has been submitted with Argyll and Bute Council to build the new malt whisky distillery at Ardnahoe, on the North East coast of the island. Should permission be granted for theContinue reading “Hunter Laing & Co. Family To Build New Distillery On Islay”

Bruichladdich Distillery

Recently, Joanne Brown of Bruichladdich sat with the Manchester Whisky Club and guided us through the range from Islay. It got me thinking though at my surprise of never featuring the brand on this site. I’d come across Bruichladdich and Joanne at the Fishermans Retreat a few years back, and even worked alongside the brandContinue reading “Bruichladdich Distillery”

Bowmore Launches New Luxurious Range

Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky, one of the world’s most prized and beloved whiskies, is launching a new range of luxurious single malts, exclusively available in Travel Retail & Duty Free shops worldwide. Reserved solely for the discerning traveller, this selection of premium single malts has been inspired by Bowmore’s extraordinary home, the island ofContinue reading “Bowmore Launches New Luxurious Range”

Manchester Whisky Club Review – October

The end of last month saw the next meeting of the Manchester Whisky Club held at The Castle in Manchester. Like previous meetings, a region of Scotland was the order of the day, with Smoke in the Water covering Islay and beyond being the chosen. Club founder Andy brought with him 5 expressions, but likeContinue reading “Manchester Whisky Club Review – October”

Bowmore Islay Single Malt Launches The Devil’s Casks

BOWMORE ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY LAUNCHES THE DEVIL’S CASKS – A SPELLBINDING DRAM RICH WITH FRUITCAKE, CHOCOLATE AND DELICIOUSLY DARK FRUITS Bowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt Scotch whisky, has announced the launch of The Devil’s Casks – a devilishly delicious dram which has been matured exclusively – and unusually – for 10 years in theContinue reading “Bowmore Islay Single Malt Launches The Devil’s Casks”


Bowmore is a brand that is well-known to not only the whisky enthusiasts of the world, but recognisable to even the most amateur of whisky drinkers. It’s location on an island that holds no fewer than eight distilleries means that it has to produce the best it can on a constant basis. And I thinkContinue reading “Bowmore”

Ardbeg Tasting Notes

Ardbeg is another name in the whisky world that I have encountered on many occasion, and since we’ve just had Ardbog day (1st June), it makes sense to combine my experiences into one place and discover why Ardbeg won World’s Best Whisky for three years running. Ardbeg, from the Scottish Gaelic: Àrd Beag, meaning LittleContinue reading “Ardbeg Tasting Notes”

Lagavulin Tasting Notes

A well-known Scottish whisky that springs to mind when you talk about the Islands is Lagavulin. This is also a brand that has got a fantastic range, but more on the exclusive side. So why the limitations? The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when two gentleman going by the names of John JonstonContinue reading “Lagavulin Tasting Notes”