Lagavulin Distillery is located on the south end of the island of Islay, Scotland. Lagavulin or ‘Lag a' Mhuilinn’, in Scottish Gaelic, means hollow of the mill. The distillery was founded in 1816 although illicit distilling was said to have taken place onsite as far back as 1742. It is now owned by Diageo, one …
Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley was distilled using 100% Islay Barley grown and harvested by farmer James Brown at Lorgba, which is a field on Octomore farm. The barley was saturated with peat to an incredible 258 ppm, the highest ever released in the whisky industry. It is non-chill filtered and no colour added and matured for 5 short years.
BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 1 is the first release in their peated cask strength series. This expression is made with whiskies drawn from Oloroso Sherry casks and ex-Bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 56% ABV. is non-chill filtered and natural colour. It was also part of the BC Spirits Release in November of 2019. Here is my take!
The Balvenie Double Wood 12-year-old is first matured in traditional ex-bourbon American oak which mellows the spirit imparts layers of vanilla spice. It then has a second maturation in European oak Sherry casks. This increases the complexity by adding fuity and honey notes to this flagship dram.
SMWS 4.242 Coastal Landscape with Smoke, Highland Park 13-year-old is a single cask whisky which produced 262 bottles. This cask was bottled at a cask strength of 58% ABV and was distilled on January 17th, 2005 and put into an ex-bourbon refill hogshead. Here's my take!
Glenfiddich is a single malt distillery located in the Speyside region on Scotland. Owned by William Grant & Sons, it is one of the last remaining family-owned distilleries in Scotland. Glenfiddich is the world’s best-selling single malt whisky and the most awarded. Glenfiddich is Gaelic for “Valley of the Deer.” Which is why they have …
Octomore 10.4 Virgin Oak is the newest expression released by Bruichladdich. It is also the youngest age statement and the lowest peat level in the Octomore range.
Cooley Distillery is an Irish Whiskey Distillery located on the Cooley peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. John Teeling purchased the old potato alcohol plant in 1985 and, in two years, converted it into Cooley Distillery. In 2011, Cooley was purchased by Beam Inc. and then in 2014, by Suntory and is now a Beam Suntory …
Cameronbridge is a grain whisky distillery founded in 1824 by the Haig family. It is located on the banks of the River Leven, just north of Edinburgh. Although it was founded in 1824, illicit distilling was said to have taken place at Cameronbridge as far back as 1655. Which would make it one of the oldest continuously running distilleries in Scotland and possibly the oldest grain distillery in the world.
We are going back to the Hebridean Isle of Islay again this Whisky Wednesday, and this time we will be visiting Bowmore Distillery on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal. Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland. Records show it being established in 1779.