Charles Hamilton Has The Isles

Charles Hamilton has released ‘The Isles’ – a blended set of whiskies featuring the Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland regions. The Isles is bottled at 40% alcohol by volume [80 proof] and is said to produce notes of toffee and jasmine with a and spicy marine underbelly. The Isles will be available in the UK […]

Glen Moray Gives Birth To Triplets – 12, 15 And 18 Year Olds

Glen Moray has released three Speyside single malt whiskies – a 12 year old, a 15 year old and an 18 year old -with the 12 and 18 year olds having been matured in American oak casks while the 15 year old has aged in both sherry and American oak casks. Both the Glen Moray […]

WhiskyCritic Vs. The Glenlivet 12

WhiskyCritic recently had the opportunity to review The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old, a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky whose reputation is longstanding as a decent and reliable whisky that also happens to be reasonably affordable. WC found no quarrel with any of these traits. WC is a firm believer that any whisky tasting is at least partially […]

What Is The Distiller’s Choice?

It is the newest single malt Scotch whisky release from Speyside distillery, Longmorn. The whisky been spent time maturing in three casks – American oak, casks formerly holding Oloroso sherry and traditional oak – and was bottled at 40% alcohol content [80 proof]. Longmorn’s The Distiller’s Choice has strong caramel and toffee notes. Longmorn’s The […]

What Was So Special About 1974 For Tomintoul?

Tomintoul has launched a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky from whisky distilled in four American oak casks from 1974. Tomintoul 40-Year-Old was bottled at cask strength of 43.1% alcohol content [86.2 proof]. Only 500 bottles of Tomintoul 40-Year-Old will be available in Europe, Asia and other selected markets for $3,750 per bottle.

What’s New In 2016 From Wemyss?

The new year has officially arrived and bringing with it are six new single cask releases from indie bottler, Wemyss Malts. The six casks represent the traditional Scottish geographical whisky-producing areas of Speyside, Islay and The Highlands and range from 13 to 25 years old. The full cask list consists of Sizzling Charcoal 1997 from […]

Pre-World War II Mortlach 75-Year-Old Emerges

Mortlach revealed a 75-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky Speyside region’s Mortlach Distillery used a first fill sherry cask to begin its single malt Scotch whisky’s life back in 1939 and 75 years later, what has emerged is liquid gold that was bottled at 44.4% alcohol content [88.8 proof]. Only 100 bottles of Mortlach 75-Year-Old single […]

Speyside Goes Dark With Beinn Dubh Whisky

Speyside Distillery has introduced their Beinn Dubh single malt Scotch whisky – a unique ruby-black-colored whisky named after the Celtic expression for “black mountain”. The whisky gets its signature color after having aged in toasted port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal and is said to give off notes of both fruit and chocolate […]