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, 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.
Another from the 2017 Drinks By The Dram Rum advent calendar, this time the Trois Rivieres Cuvee de lOcean.
This limited edition Bowmore made up from four casks from 1991 marks the retirement of Morrison and Mackays chairman Brian Morrison
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.
Another from the 2017 Drinks By The Dram Rum advent calendar.
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.
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.
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.
This was handed to me by a lovely customer at work, and is from a bottle distilled in 1971 and bottled in 1996.
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.
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.
An interesting 9 year old from this Islay Distillery matured in a virgin oak hogshead from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Another Bunnahabhain from Gordon and MacPhails wood makes the whisky campaign this expression is a 2006 non pleated dram from The MacPhails Collection.
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.
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.
From the Morrison & Mackays Celebration of the Cask range this Mortlach 1995 is one from the range that really had me excited.
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.
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.
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!