Hidden away in The Glenlivet Estate near the highest town in the Highlands, Tomintoul, in the heart of Speyside, this relatively new distillery (built in 1964) on the banks of the River Avon (pronounced A’an) has been a big hit with shoppers to Inverurie Whisky Shop, and remains a strong performer with its Core Range of Tlath, 10 and 16 Year Old Expressions. But they are much, much more than that…
The 4th of July was as suitable a day as any for Beam Suntory’s Glen Garioch Distillery to launch the first of their new American Trilogy range, hot off the heals of the final chapter in the popular 4 Chapter Renaissance Story. Continue reading “American Trilogy Launch at Glen Garioch hits Top Gear”
The latest release for Rachel Barrie’s time at the helm of Brown-Forman is a stunning Portwood finish from GlenDronach. I have tried it a dram and have to say it is one of the best releases I have had in its style. Not a fan of Continue reading “New Release from the Rachel Barrie Revolution at GlenDronach, and it’s a belter!”
Few occasions whet the Whisky Enthusiasts appetite quite like the Spirit of Speyside Festival. With hundreds of events from midnight tastings to blending masterclasses, the May holiday weekend draws in thousands of visitors to this most famous of Whisky Regions every year.
It sounds a wee bit like the beginning of the worst Doric Joke in the world, but this, in fact, happened not all that long ago and is not quite the beginning of an intriguing and hopefully long story.
Distilled in the Heart of Speyside at the Craigellachie Distillery, this punchy little number has spent 6 of its 8 years in an refill Butt before its final slumber in Pedro Ximinez casks before being selected by Murray McDavid as their special limited release for the Spirit of Speyside Festival bottling of 2019.
MacNairs Lum Reek is the latest line to be released from the GlenAllachie Distilling Company since it was bought by Billy Walker, traces its roots back to 1857. Harvey MacNair was a blending company said to be founded in this year, however evidence shows that it was not until 1931 that the company name was incorporated. Once owner of Benromach Distillery before the war it eventually became part of the Pernod Ricard group in 2005 after a spell under Allied Distillers. The Chivas branch of Pernod Ricard he Continue reading “Lang May Yer Lum Reek, and Your House Stock a Bottle of it As Well”
Recently, The BenRiach Distilling Company has, with new Master Blender Rachel Barrie at the helm, released two of my old favourites. GlenDronach 15-Year-Old Revival and BenRiach 12 Year Old Sherry Cask.
While the GlenDronach release has undoubtedly been the one to catch the eye of the world, the BenRiach was, to me, equally as important in the way that Brown-Forman is to be depicted by fans of the respective distillery. Continue reading “Two Re-releases of my old favourites from the BenRiach Distilling Company”
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Quietly going about its business for 50 years, The GlenAllachie distillery has never really been one to shout about itself. Indeed, in my three years touring Speyside it has never crossed my mind to take that first left after Aberlour and take a peek, thinking it nothing more than an awkward road to the bottom of BenRinnes for a wee walk with the dogs.
Then came Billy Walker. Continue reading “Rock Solid Performance from The GlenAllachie Distillery”