Cellarmaster, Andrew Derbidge, explores the way views are changed over time in the whisky world and how something like the importance of an age statement can be changed through a different narrative.
September each year is all about the Gathering. A global coming together of members across the world to celebrate the joy of whisky camaraderie. The joy of sharing great single casks with flavour adventurers at [...]
Queensland Manager Scott Mansfield is a first generation Australian. On his mother’s side, he can trace his family’s connection to Newburgh, Fife in Scotland back to the 1600’s. There’s no doubt his family ties extend [...]
Let's dig a bit deeper on some of the fascinating single casks in this Friday's March Outturn: The island – and whisky region – of Islay is often erroneously pigeonholed under one label: “Smoky and [...]
If you’ve never visited Scottish distilleries and have a purely idyllic perspective on what all distilleries look like, then when you do visit, you’re likely to be a bit disappointed... As I’ve said at [...]
Cask 1.210 'Kept in the dark' There's not much really I can say about Glenfarclas that your station host and Cellarmaster Andrew Derbidge doesn't know. It's his favourite distillery and he's kinda my oracle of [...]
Cask 139.5 'Midnight espresso' Euan from the SMWS HQ doesn't mince words when he admits he's been chasing Kavalan for years. We finally bottled our first casks from distillery 139 this year (pictured), and they've [...]
Cask 46.72 'Jungle slippers' 25 years is a long time. That was 1994. What were you doing then? Glenlossie is often a grassy, complex, and backbone of many Diageo blends. It also sits next door [...]