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SMWS 33.76 - A civilised Scout Camp
SMWS 33.76 - A civilised Scout Camp

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.76 - A civilised Scout Camp was one that Yoav yoavgel, Chris, Erik ) and I selected as part of the #SocietyShare

SMWS 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day
SMWS 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day was one that Yoav yoavgel, Chris, Erik ) and I selected as part of the #SocietyShare

SMWS 93.38 - Stirs the Atavistic Soul
SMWS 93.38 - Stirs the Atavistic Soul

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 93.38 - Stirs the Atavistic Soul was one that Yoav yoavgel, Chris, Erik ) and I selected as part of the #SocietyShare

SMWS 1.177 Tutti Frutti Ice Cream
SMWS 1.177 Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

Today was the first day in a number of weeks when i had a wee dram, i've been suffering from a bit of over working and finding i'm too tired and too hot for whisky, but today that change and i had som

Midleton Master Distillers Edition The Housewarming
Midleton Master Distillers Edition The Housewarming

A while back i was lucky enough to receive a bottle of Midleton Master Distillers Edition The Housewarming which I have given samples of to lots of my whisky friends and although i tried this a while

GlenDronach Octarine 8 Year Old
GlenDronach Octarine 8 Year Old

A swapping of spare miniatures with my twitter friend Liam (@MiniMalts) resulted in me having a minature of this Glendronach Octarine 8 Year old.

Wemyss Malts Peat Smoked Herring
Wemyss Malts Peat Smoked Herring

I tend not to drink smoky, peaty drams over the summer, in fact when it's really warm I tend to move to long drinks with whisky or gin instead of my normal drams but I found time for this Wemyss Malts

The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4
The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4

I first tried The Lost Distilleries Blend back in March at Whisky Live where it had just won the "Worlds best blended whisky 2014" award at the WWA awards.

SMWS 73.60 Watching the Monaco Grand Prix from a Rooftop Terrace
SMWS 73.60 Watching the Monaco Grand Prix from a Rooftop Terrace

Over the last couple of months life has been busy and i've not been updating this blog as often as i would have liked, you should find some more post coming more regularly over the coming weeks.

Ish Limed Gin
Ish Limed Gin

It might have been a month or two since i ran Gin Month on the blog but that doesn't mean i haven't been drinking and reviewing Gin and i have a few more coming soon.

Wemyss Malts Lord Elcho
Wemyss Malts Lord Elcho

All whisky bloggers know that there are good blends and not so good blends out there, and the Lord Elcho 15 Year Old is a great blend so when Wemyss Malts released a NAS younger brother it had a lot t

Laphroaig Select
Laphroaig Select

I was really excited when the Press Release came through for this new Laphroaig Select, a new NAS Laphroaig, i've been very happy with all the other recent releases so I was excited to try this.

Fettercairn Fior
Fettercairn Fior

My good friend Adrian (@mynameisgone) sent me this sample of Fettercairn Fior.

Fettercairn Fasque
Fettercairn Fasque

My good friend Adrian (@mynameisgone) sent me this sample of Fettercairn Fasque.

Tomatin 1988 Vintage Port Finish
Tomatin 1988 Vintage Port Finish

Anyone who knows me, knows that i have a real fondness for port matured or port finished whiskies and this is no different as this 1988 vintage port finish which has been added to the Tomatin core ran

Tomatin 1988 Port Finish cask 36442
Tomatin 1988 Port Finish cask 36442

Back in October last year when i toured Tomatin distillery (see post here) as a competition winner, I not only had a brilliant day out but also came away with a wee extra.

Ardbeg Auriverdes
Ardbeg Auriverdes

The Ardbeg annual Feis Ile release is always accompanied by a bit of fanfare and lots of excited collectors and resellers as this dram will not last long on the shelves.

Bunnahabhain 26yr (Lady of The Glen)
Bunnahabhain 26yr (Lady of The Glen)

I've been lucky enough to try a couple of whiskies from Lady of the Glen now and i've been impressed with the quality of the drams from this small independant bottler and this dram is no different.

Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Sample
Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Sample

A good while back the utterly awesome Iain Allan (@iain_g_allan) posted a picture of a new Glen Moray sauternes cask dram on Facebook and I drooled over the picture lots.

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso (Travel Retail)
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso (Travel Retail)

The Glenlivet Nadurra has always been, and will remain, one of my favourite drams, the tropical fruits and lovely vanilla notes from the ex-bourbon cask works for my palate.