Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 (Duncan Taylor)
I'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 from Duncan Taylor sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle blog.

Glen Moray 25yr Port Finish
I'd tried this dram once or twice at Festivals and then was sent a sample by Dave (@whiskydiscovery) from the Whisky Discovery blog which has sat in my sample cupboard for too long now.

Bruichladdich Launch New Travel Retail Peat Expressions
Bruichladdich are today on a Viking Line cruise while crossing the Baltic Sea launching two new Travel Retail exclusive Peated expressions.

Port Charlotte PC12
I recently reviewed four fabulous Port Charlotte expressions from Bruichladdich and so it was fabulous to get the opportunity to try this Port Charlotte PC12 just as it launches.

SMWS Ultimate 2014 Highlights
The last year, 2014, was a great year for me with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society as i reviewed 100 of their drams and got to taste some exceptional whiskies.

SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma
A very special The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram is 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma as it's the oldest dram ever bottled by them, at an astonishing 48 years old.

SMWS 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment
Always great to taste some old whisky and this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment is only a couple of years younger than me.

SMWS 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea
This outstanding The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea I tasted as part of the Ultimate 2014 highlights tasting at Queen Street.

Longmorn 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Many thanks to the Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky blog for this sample of Longmorn 1973 from Gordon and MacPhail.

Compass Box The General
Many thanks to the awesome Johanne (@WhiskyLassie) from the Whisky Lassie blog for this sample of, this now completely sold out, Compass Box The General.

Douglas Laing Announce Rock Oyster
With nearly seven decades experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing

Glenmorangie Lasanta (43% ABV version)
In late 2014 Glenmorangie released began to release this lower ABV version of the Lasanta, which previously was at 46% ABV.

Balvenie Golden Cask
Many thanks to my good friend Yoav (@Yoavgel) from the Whisky Gospel blog for this sample of the rum finished Balvenie Golden Cask.

Weekly Review to 11th January
As part of a new update on the blog for 2015 I'm going to post a review of the previous week, in this case a bit over that, which will arrive late Sunday, or early Monday every week.

Oban Distillers Edition 1997
On a recent post I mentioned a number of distilleries I had yet to review on this blog and Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) kindly offered to send me some samples for some of them to try including this Oban

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