Scotch Whisky

Highland Park Magnus Scotch Review

Highland Park Magnus

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Magnus is brand new expression from Highland Park and part of a larger repackaging and shake-up of the esteemed Orkney distillery’s product line. The name is not a reference to the Latin word magnus, meaning “great,” but instead is a homage to the distillery’s late 18th Century founder Magnus Eunson. The new expression is now ...

Read More »

Lost Distillery Company Gerston Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Gerston

By Father John Rayls Rating: B The Gerston Distillery had two distinct lives. The first lasted over 80 years, from 1796 to 1882, as a farm distiller operation that was known for its flavor and quality and achieved some worldwide recognition, despite its necessarily small scale. The second life only lasted about two decades from 1886 to perhaps as late ...

Read More »

Wemyss Malts Has A New Batch Of Single Cask Whiskies

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts have released a total of 12 new single cask whiskies ranging from 11 to 36 years old. Selected and approved by the prominent whisky writer Charlie Maclean, each bottling has a colorfully descriptive name illustrating the plethora of aromas and flavors that can be found in single cask whisky and have been bottled natural colour and ...

Read More »

Dewar’s 15 Year Old Scotch Review

Dewar's 15 YO

By Father John Rayls Rating: B Sir Edwin Landseer created an oil painting known as “The Monarch of the Glen” in 1851, which became extremely popular through the 1800’s. The original was purchased by John Dewar & Sons in 1919. I mention this bit of art history because Dewar’s current Master Blender, Stephanie Macleod, used the painting many decades later ...

Read More »