Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Strathisla 1953 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

This Strathisla 1953 is a delicious dram filled with a mix of sherry cask notes of christmas cake and spices, raspberry and nutella cupcakes and a splash of Soor Plooms, this is complex, tasty and with a finish that goes on for a long time.

English Whisky Company 5yr Batch 1 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)
English Whisky Company 5yr Batch 1 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)

Sometimes there's a dram that comes along that you know just is not for you, and this English Whisky Company 5yr Batch 1 from That Boutiquey Whisky Company is one of them.

Paul John 6yr Batch 2 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)
Paul John 6yr Batch 2 (That Boutiquey Whisky Company)

I've had a fair bit of Indian whisky over the years and seen Paul John once at a festival but i wasn't taking notes that day, so it was interesting to try this one.

Dalmore 24yr Ex Rum (Wm Cadenheads)
Dalmore 24yr Ex Rum (Wm Cadenheads)

This is another of those drams that arrived as a sample from a friend who i regularly swap samples with, and an interesting one it is too.

Westons Rosies Pig Hand Brake with Damson
Westons Rosies Pig Hand Brake with Damson

Another fruity cider from Westons which adds cloudy cider and a dash of fruit and ends up being brilliant.

Westons Rosies Pig Flat Tyre With Rhubarb
Westons Rosies Pig Flat Tyre With Rhubarb

A fruity cider thats made from realy apples, yes please, and one that contains Rhubarb which is one of my favourite things in the world ever, even more yes please.

Whistlepig 10 Year Old Straight Rye
Whistlepig 10 Year Old Straight Rye

I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Whistlepig 10 Year Old Straight Rye is one of the drams from that calendar.

Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey
Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey

I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey is one of the drams from that calendar.

Deanston 40 Year Old
Deanston 40 Year Old

When great whisky brands release new interesting whiskies, like this Deanston 40 Year old, i'm hugely excited about it and when the pricing isn't totally out of this world, it's better.

Caol Ila 2005 Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)
Caol Ila 2005 Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)

A Gordon and MacPhail cask strength Caol Ila, made up from a few casks making this small batch, is something that i immediately go Yum to and i wasn't wrong.

Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Smiths Glenlivet 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)

This 1948 dates the furthest back and at a whopping 62 years old, as it was bottled in 2010, it's pretty well aged, but it doesn't come across overly so,

Dewars 18 Year Old (Travel Retail)
Dewars 18 Year Old (Travel Retail)

An 18 year old blended whisky from the Dewar's stable that a friend picked up in Travel Retail for a bargain price, how could i not try this.

Old Pulteney 1990 21yr (Wm Cadenheads)
Old Pulteney 1990 21yr (Wm Cadenheads)

I'm quite lucky to have a number of good friends who spend a lot of time in and around whisky, and we all tend to share our wares a little so when my good friend and colleague Ben Kaylor and I were sharing a few drams he brought this Old Pulteney 1990 21yr (Wm Cadenheads) .

Laphroaig Hand Fill 1998 - 2016
Laphroaig Hand Fill 1998 - 2016

I'm quite lucky to have a number of good friends who spend a lot of time in and around whisky, and we all tend to share our wares a little so when my good friend Chris Waugh offered me a sample of this 1998 single cask Laphroaig i jumped at the chance.

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey

I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey is one of the drams from that calendar.

Mellow Corn
Mellow Corn

I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Mellow Corn is one of the drams from that calendar.

The Half Century Blend Batch 1 (The Blended Whisky Company)
The Half Century Blend Batch 1 (The Blended Whisky Company)

Released in late 2016 this Half Century Blend, containing whiskies aged over 50 years and is one i was seriously excited about when the sample arrived.

Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 6
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 6

I've been lucky enough to try the batch 2, batch 3, batch 4 and batch 6 of the Glendronach Cask strength series previously and this batch 6 I was definitely looking forward to.

Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier
Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier

Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Morgan Sweet and Grenadier was the last of the three.

Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak
Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak

Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Redstreak was really lovely.