20/01/16
Yamazaki Distillers Reserve
I've seen this Yamazaki Distillers Edition in my local Sainsburys along with the Hakushu Distillers Edition and never picked up either so on a recent sample swap with Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) when the opportunity to try it arose I jumped at it




20/01/16
Valentines Chocolates Created for Champagne and Whisky Matching
Awarded gold in the World Chocolate Awards in 2015, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier has created a range of gourmet chocolates designed to be paired with Champagne and with whisky.




20/01/16
Orchard Pig Reveller
I now can't go anywhere without looking for a cider or whisky i've not tried before so a recent trip to the local JD Wetherspoons for a catch up with some friends resulted in my having a bottle of this Orchard Pig cider.




19/01/16
Glenmorangie Milsean Summons Sweet Splendour
Glenmorangie Milsean is the first Glenmorangie expression to be extra-matured in heavily toasted Portuguese red wine casks. Milsean (Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’), the seventh release in the award-winning Private Edition collection, draws on the effect of charred wine casks, unlocking an unusual dimension in extra maturation.




19/01/16
Hakushu Distillers Reserve
I've seen this Hakushu Distillers Edition in my local Sainsburys along with the Yamazaki Distillers Edition and never picked up either so on a recent sample swap with Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) when the opportunity to try it arose I jumped at it




19/01/16
Westons Old Rosie
I've seen this Westons Old Rosie a few times in my local supermarkets and finally picked it up to give it a try.




18/01/16
Introducing Longmorn The Distillers Choice
Longmorn has launched The Distillers Choice, a smooth, triple-cask matured single malt Scotch whisky, offering a new interpretation of the brand’s renowned classic toffee flavours.




18/01/16
Glendronach Launches New Grandeur 25 Year Old
AWARD-WINNING GlenDronach today (18 January) welcomes 2016 by launching batch 7 of the GlenDronach Grandeur series, an extraordinary limited edition expression for the serious connoisseur.




18/01/16
Scrumpty Dumpty Cider
Another from my selection purchased at my local Dobbies garden centre is this Scrumpy Dumpty by Staffordshire brewery for Cottage Delight.




18/01/16
Berry Good Strawberry Cider
Another really interesting cider picked up at the local Dobbies is this Berry Good Strawberry Cider from the Staffordshire brewery for Cottage Delight.




17/01/16
Glenfarclas 2003 The W Club Exclusive
This 2003 vintage Glenfarclas was bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop's W Club and this sample was passed to me by my good friend Ben Cops (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky Blog.




15/01/16
Ardmore 1996 Distillery Labels (Gordon and MacPhail)
Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Ardmore 1996 from their Distillery Labels series is an interesting choice.




15/01/16
Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider (Marks and Spencer)
Another from my visit to Marks and Spencer this Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider from Healeys Cyder is described as fresh and deliciously crisp.




15/01/16
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016: Suntory Whiskys First Cask
It may have come as a surprise that Suntory Whisky Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 was named “World Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s 2015 Whisky Bible. However, sherry cask whisky has been a constant staple of the Suntory Whisky portfolio since 1924, a year after the distillery began construction.




14/01/16
Speyburn 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Speyburn 1991 from the Connoisseurs Choice range.






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