Balvenie Single Barrel 12 (Cask No. 6561)

Consistency is a big thing in whisky. The majority of bottlings are blended from a large selection of casks which are chosen to create a vatting as close as possible to the previous vatting, and the ones 10 or 20 years ago. Winemakers tend to state vintages on their bottles, so you can anticipate variation … Continue reading Balvenie Single Barrel 12 (Cask No. 6561)

Kilkerran Heavily Peated

New release day for anything related to Mitchell's Glengyle is always something that creates a stir in the whisky community. Kilkerran bottlings are no exception and this heavily peated version was particularly hyped up online, so I reserved a bottle and collected it on release day to be sure of not missing out. I was … Continue reading Kilkerran Heavily Peated

Longrow NAS

No-age-statement bottlings can be a little contentious at times. Yes, a lot of them are fairly sub-standard and because of this it can be construed as slightly underhanded to put out a bottling without giving an idea of what's actually in the bottle. After all, the whisky industry spent enough time telling everyone how important … Continue reading Longrow NAS