Back To Basics 2018

Clynelish 2014 Only this week my very good friend Barry from The WhiskyPhiles posted a review of the Clynelish 14 as part of his back to basics campaign for 2018 looking at tasting "standard" drams again and it reminded me of the many drams i'm missing from this site despite the over 1500 reviews that are here.

Theres several reasons for their lack here, much of it is that i can't remember everything i've tried and i sometimes forget that i havent tried it, or that i have tried it so many times i think to myself "theres no way i couldnt have reviewed that" but they are all here.

I also am in the position to be able to sample and try lots of single cask or rarer whiskies and i do that rather than pick up the safe options, something that will change.

So taking on board this i'm planning to get through as many as i can in 2018, and will be asking Neil and Callum to do the same. i'm also going to be looking at blended whiskies from standards in the supermarket to ones that were bottled 30/40/50/60 or more years ago so look out for them this year also.

To show how crazy it is, here's a list of drams i know are missing from this blog:-

Aberlour 10
An cnoc 12
Benriach 10 Classic
Benriach Heart of Speyside
Blair Athol 12 Flora and Fauna
Bunnahabhain 12 (the 46% version)
Cardhu 12
Clynelish 14
Cragganmore 12
Dalmore 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Glen Moray Elgin Classic
Glencadam 10
Glenfarclas 10
Glengoyne 10
Hazelburn 10
Lagavulin 16
Ledaig 10
Oban 14
Springbank 10
Springbank 15
Tobermory 10


Some of these drams I have in the house, others i see regularly so I will definitely be sorting many of these soon, but please note i will still have a bundle of oddities and interesting drams also.

If you notice any glaring ommissions from the review on this site please let me know.


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