Category: Spirits

Lindores Abbey: the spiritual home of Scotch whisky

It was founded in 2017; it’s a baby among Scotch whisky distilleries. How, then, does whisky production at Lindores Abbey predate all others? Lindores Abbey Distillery, built in 2017, sits nestled in a shallow valley just outside Newburgh in Fife. Overlooked by the image of the bear and ragged staff (an emblem of the Earls […]

Going solo: single cask whiskies

The Scotch whisky industry has been built on a bedrock of blends. Yet single cask bottlings are becoming more prevalent. Barbara Drew MW explains what single casks are, and why they’re so special.   Whisky, it’s said, is about the art of the blend. Around 90% of all Scotch whisky is blended whisky and there is […]

On the pour: Port Askaig 12-Year-Old Autumn Edition

Each month, we spotlight a different wine or spirit that’s available to taste in our London Shop at 63 Pall Mall. This month, Account Manager Henrietta Gullifer celebrates a very special whisky: the Port Askaig 12-Year-Old Autumn Edition – a delicious and evocative dram, typical of Islay’s finest whiskies.  

An island story: Tobermory’s 25-Year-Old

The Tobermory 25-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky is the third release in the distillery’s Hebridean Series. At its launch last week, Alexandra Gray de Walden discovered the delights this dram, the Tobermory Distillery and the Isle of Mull have to offer. A sense of place Tobermory Distillery is an institution steeped in history. Originally opened […]