Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New  .... Wolfburn

. . .  Scotlands' most Northernly Distillery commencing production in 2013.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

New ..... Roseisle Malt Factory 74/100

.... A new generation of Whisky Production.

Initially producing 10 million litres of Malt spirit a year using 14 stills, this facility will expand in the future.
With Malts becoming the new Blends, Roseisle will provide various 'expressions' for the increasing range of Branded Blended Malts.
Watch this space.......
........ the times they are a changing.


Thursday, 9 April 2009

NEW .... AILSA BAY (Girvan) 75/100

....... essentially a Malt Distillery built in 2007 within the Girvan Grain Distillery Operation which is part of the William Grant & Sons Group.
Rather like Kininvie, this malt will be for blend-fill with little current evidence that it will see the light of day as a single malt.
Named after Ailsa Craig, a big volcanic plug in the Irish Sea.
......... and sort of an invisible Distillery, unlike Ailsa Craig.
..... Lovely !

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

NEW! .... DAFTMILL 85/100

... deep in the rural 'Bow of Fife' near Cupar lays a charming Farm/Distillery recently started up in 2003 and using own-farmed malted barley to create a low volume crafted single malt which should see the shops in 2013.
Excellent, ... whilst similar in scale to Kilchoman on Islay, this Distillery remains closed to the public at the moment, and it's Lowland style whisky, ... a mystery!
(Well I don't know anyone who's tried it yet, do you?)

Saturday, 7 February 2009


.... new arrival on Lewis, the first whisky distillery on the great Atlantic frontier for many a year!!!
Quite 'Dalwhinnie 'n' brine' apparently.
.... time for a cultural visit to Callanish !




...... a mid-highlander and an Independent Distillery, producing a lot of blend fill, but also some varied single Malt's with a few attaining a very high standard.
The 1993 vintage was poor due to bad provenance but someone knows what their doing here now and some gems are sparkling.
Some 1991's and 1992's as 'craft' presented Malts are fab!
Astringent cold-cream barley, muscat grape, melon, spice and peppery, this is worth a perusal.