Glen Moray Mastery
Glen Moray Mastery

The most expensive release from Glen Moray that i've seen in my time drinking whisky, and that includes me having drank through some SMWS bottlings around the same age as me, so this has to be pretty special.

Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition
Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition

Big Peat, as anyone who knows me, is a huge favourite in my whisky collection and when a 25 year old version is available well thats just even more exciting.

Trois Rivieres Cuvee de lOcean
Trois Rivieres Cuvee de lOcean

Another from the 2017 Drinks By The Dram Rum advent calendar, this time the Trois Rivieres Cuvee de lOcean.

Bowmore 26yr 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (Carn Mor Bequest)
Bowmore 26yr 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (Carn Mor Bequest)

This limited edition Bowmore made up from four casks from 1991 marks the retirement of Morrison and Mackays chairman Brian Morrison

Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Winter Storm
Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Winter Storm

Following on from the first two drams in the Experimental series, the IPA and the XX this third in the series has been finished in sweet Canadian Ice wine casks, a delicious sweet dessert wine.

Woods 100 Old Navy Rum
Woods 100 Old Navy Rum

Another from the 2017 Drinks By The Dram Rum advent calendar.

Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23
Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23

Back at the tail end of last year i was offered the opportunity to sample a Drinks By The Dram advent calendar, my biggest issue with that is that the Whisky ones offer a large amount of drams that i've already sampled and reviewed for the blog, and with a backlog already of samples it was time for something different.

Highland Park 12yr Cask 1140 (World Duty Free Gatwick Exclusive)
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.

SMWS 76.108 Raspberry Ruffles
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.

Mortlach 1971-1996 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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.

Mortlach 6yr 2006 Vintage Collection (Morrison and Mackay)
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.

Mortlach 17yr 1997 PX Finish (Chieftans)
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.

SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang
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.

Bunnahabhain 2006 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
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.

Bunnahabhain 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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.

Westport 1995 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
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.

Mortlach 1995 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
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.

Glenrothes 2006 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
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.

Glenlossie 1997 Celebration of the Cask (Morrison & Mackay)
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.

Williamson 2010 Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)
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!