The Balvenie Releases Peaty 14-Year-Old

The Balvenie has released The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask 14-Year-Old – but only for the global travel retail market. The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask 14-Year-Old is a tribute to the good ole days of yore when peated malts were all the rage in the Speyside distilleries but peated malts were not being reproduced at the […]

Ben Bracken Gives Birth To Triplets

There are three single malt whiskies in the world this week as Ben Bracken has launched whiskies celebrating the iconic Islay, Highland and Speyside regions. But the whisky regions play no favorites in pricing as all three Ben Bracken whiskies will be available for $23 per bottle.

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 […]