25/10/17
Highland Park 12yr Cask 1140 (World Duty Free Gatwick Exclusive)
I have a love hate relationship with Highland Park with some being ones i love and others i don't so when i was invited to join a twitter tasting to sample the new 12 year old single cask which will be exclusive to London Gatwick airport i jumped at the chance.




24/10/17
SMWS 76.108 Raspberry Ruffles
This dram from the distillery known as the Beast of Dufftown, is a perfect example of how brilliant single casks can be and how complex.




24/10/17
Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail)
This was handed to me by a lovely customer at work, and is from a bottle distilled in 1971 and bottled in 1996.




24/10/17
Mortlach 6yr 2006 Vintage Collection (Morrison and Mackay)
This sample came from my good friend Barry at The Whiskyphiles, and is from a 200ml bottle fromt he Carn Mor Vintage collection, a young 6 year old Mortlach distilled in 2006.




24/10/17
Mortlach 17yr 1997 PX Finish (Chieftans)
There are many independent bottlings of Mortlach, and this one from Ian MacLeods Chieftains Choice range is a delicious 17 year old finished in Pedro Ximinez casks.




23/10/17
SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang
An interesting 9 year old from this Islay Distillery matured in a virgin oak hogshead from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.




23/10/17
Bunnahabhain 2006 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Another Bunnahabhain from Gordon and MacPhails wood makes the whisky campaign this expression is a 2006 non pleated dram from The MacPhails Collection.




23/10/17
Bunnahabhain 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Another independent Bunnahabhain this time from Bottlers Douglas Laing, this 17 Year Old from the Old Particular range is one I was keen on trying.




20/10/17
Springbank 12yr Cask Strength (Mid 2017 Release)
Today I have been Imbibing on the August-2017 release of Springbank 12yr Cask Strength (a mere 56.5%), Springbank is the oldest independent distillery in Scotland dating back to 1828




19/10/17
Westport 1995 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
From the Morrison & Mackays Celebration of the Cask range this single cask blended malt Westport from 1995 is typical of the distillery making up most of this.




19/10/17
Mortlach 1995 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
From the Morrison & Mackays Celebration of the Cask range this Mortlach 1995 is one from the range that really had me excited.




19/10/17
Glenrothes 2006 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
From the Morrison & Mackays Celebration of the Cask range this Glenrothes 2006 is a young 11 years old, quite unusual for the Celebration of the Cask range, but is full of flavour.




19/10/17
Glenlossie 1997 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
From the Morrison & Mackays Celebration of the Cask range this Glenlossie 1997, from cask number 6749) is a tasty example from this distillery that i've only ever had before as an SMWS dram.




19/10/17
Williamson 2010 Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)
From the Morrison & Mackay Strictly Limited range this is a 6 year old from a single sherry butt, but thats where it gets complicated as this is actually a blended malt!




19/10/17
Riverflow (Morrison & Mackay)
i've had a few drams from Independent Bottle Morrison & Mackay in the past, many of which I haven't reviewed as they were sampled at festivals and events, so it's about time i spent more time drinking and reviewing them.






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