Hamish's Whisky Blog

Read Hamish's latest ramblings on all things whisky.

  1. Coming Soon: Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso

    Coming Soon: Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso
    We like to remind our Islay-loving customers that Inveraray is often described as the Gateway to Islay, and our Living Cask 1745 pays tribute to that title with an award-winning blend of Islay malts. Otherwise known as the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is famous among whisky drinkers for its intensely peaty flavours, but there’s one distillery that is known...
  2. Review: Springbank 1992 21 Year Old

    Review: Springbank 1992 21 Year Old
    Normally I'm the one to have a sip of the amber nectar and share my thoughts with you, but on the occasion of the Springbank 1992 21 Year Old, I'll begrudgingly step aside for this nice lad at YouTube channel, Whisky Wednesday, to tell you what he thinks of this limited single cask release from the Campbeltown distillery.
  3. Burns Night

    Burns Night
    Scots and non-Scots around the world raise a dram to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns on Wednesday 25th January, the question is: which whisky will you choose? Every year my family and I sit down to a lovely bit of haggis, neeps and tatties on January 25th. Some years we'll head out to a ceilidh and strip the willow, others...
  4. The Town. The People. The Place - Inveraray Jail

    The Town. The People. The Place - Inveraray Jail
    Inveraray... For such a small town it is packed with a plethora of gems. Full to the brim with stunning landscapes, beautiful food and delectable whiskies (you're welcome), Inveraray has something for everyone; not to mention it's rich history! Just take our jail for instance... Just up the road from our wee shop happens to be one of the finest...
  5. Win a Lifetime Supply of Whisky - Closing Soon!

    Win a Lifetime Supply of Whisky - Closing Soon!
    Freebies And Discounts..... You Gotta Be In It To Win It! A gentle reminder that you still have the opportunity to win a lifetime's supply of whisky courtesy Loch Fine Whiskies - but you don't have a lifetime to enter my friends. I have it on good authority from Hamish that a closing date is imminent. So get your rocket fuelled...
  6. Review: Highland Park 12 Year Old

    Review: Highland Park 12 Year Old
    "Welcome once again to Hamish’s Hints, my series of regular whisky reviews made for the modern whisky lover and those new to this amazing and wondrous world (where life size wooden statues can talk, taste and provide drinking tips it seems!)  As you know, whisky is my life, is my passion. It has to be when you are stuck outside...
  7. Springbank Springs Back with Amazing Autumn Releases

    Springbank Springs Back with Amazing Autumn Releases
    The good folk at Loch Fyne Whiskies know how popular whiskies from Campbeltown are, which is why the latest releases from this wonderful wee whisky town are front and centre of our online shop. The Longrow Red is the latest release from Springbank, so called because the whisky has been finished in casks thatpreviously held red wine. In this case it’s a Pinot...
  8. William Grants Blended Scotch Whisky Range

    William Grants Blended Scotch Whisky Range
    Oh. My. God. A Charlie Maclean Whisky? For £40 You Say? I’ve just been told that Charles Maclean, (yes, that Charles… no, not the Royal one... although in whisky terms he's a Royal,) has helped create a marvellous set of new exclusives whiskies! Exclusive to us, and therefore exclusively for you. But that’s not all. Not only can’t you buy these expressions anywhere else...
  9. Have a 'tun' of fun with Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2

    Have a 'tun' of fun with Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2
    Our own Rob Bruce gives us some build up on the long awaited Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2, that has just hit our shelves in Loch Fyne... So it has finally arrived. The follow up to the hugely successful cult classic that was Balvenie Tun 1401 is here. But this time the ‘The Tun’, as it is lovingly known, (Ok, I...
  10. Review: Haig Club

    Review: Haig Club
    Hamish's hints on Haig Club - What's it like? "As you know, whisky is my life, is my passion. It has to be when you are stuck outside a shop, forced to watch nothing but gorgeous lovely whisky pass you by day after day after day……. Not that I’m complaining mind. Because I can’t. Because I’m made of wood, and...

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