Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan
Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan

Thatchers recently released a second batch of their Cider Barn Releases, available to buy directly from the distillery, this Thatchers Cider Barn Spartan was my favourite of the three.

SMWS 31.32 Piri Piri And Teriyaki Chicken
SMWS 31.32 Piri Piri And Teriyaki Chicken

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society31.32 Piri Piri And Teriyaki Chicken is one i've had sitting around for a while from a share with some friends, i've sipped it a few times but this is me finally doing some notes.

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

Announced a while back the Macallan 12 year old Double cask is matured in both european sherry oak and american bourbon oak.

Talisker 30 Year Old
Talisker 30 Year Old

I've had a fondness for Talisker for quite some time so when the opportunity arose to share a bottle of 30 year old Talisker I jumped at the chance.

GlenDronach 14 Year Old Marsala Cask Finish
GlenDronach 14 Year Old Marsala Cask Finish

I really like sweet whiskies, so a Glendronach finished in a Marsala cask sounds right up my street

Michters US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey
Michters US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey

I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Michters US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey is one of the drams from that calendar.

BenRiach 22 Year Old Moscatel Wood Finish
BenRiach 22 Year Old Moscatel Wood Finish

I generally always like whisky that's been matured in sweet wine casks so a Benriach, which is generally always great, finished in Moscatel, is an attractive proposition.

Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled

SMWS 36.103 Ivory Keys
SMWS 36.103 Ivory Keys

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 36.103 Ivory Keys is one of those bogey distilleries where i've had issues in the past, with heavily sherried, so a bit wary of this first fill ex bourbon barrel.

White Horse Glen Elgin
White Horse Glen Elgin

This White Horse Glen Elgin dates back to the 1990s and was bottled exclusively for the Japanese market.

Glenlivet Cipher
Glenlivet Cipher

The Glenlivet Cipher is a really interesting dram, it's a no age statement mystery dram from Glenlivet, in a similar way to Glenlivet Alpha.

Timorous Beastie 21 Year Old
Timorous Beastie 21 Year Old

The Remarkable Regional Malts are tasty, very tasty, and Timorous Beastie is my favourite of the five malts, so trying this 21 year old Sherry edition is one I was really intrigued by.

Mortlach 1997 Port Finish (Malts of Scotland)
Mortlach 1997 Port Finish (Malts of Scotland)

I'm a huge fan of port matured or finished drams, i really enjoy the jam like qualities that they have and prefer the sweetness from them to the mostly spicy, nuty oloroso casks that many others prefer.

Glen Grant 1949 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Glen Grant 1949 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled.

Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old
Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old

I've got a large collection of supermarket malt samples to get through, but recently I had this 2016 release of a 28 year old Speyside single malt from Aldi, courtesy of a sample from my good friend Barry at The Whiskyphiles blog.

Ben Bracken 27 Year Old
Ben Bracken 27 Year Old

I've got a large collection of supermarket malt samples to get through, but recently I had this 2016 release of a 27 year old Speyside single malt from Lidl, courtesy of a sample from my good friend Barry at The Whiskyphiles blog.

Benromach 1973 Vintage
Benromach 1973 Vintage

I've was lucky enough to be selected to join the Benromach Christmas Tweet Tasting, in conjunction with The Whisky Wire, and this 1973 vintage was the dram of the evening.

Glendronach 1985 cask 1037 PX Sherry Puncheon
Glendronach 1985 cask 1037 PX Sherry Puncheon

This 1985 vintage matured in PX is a bit of an odd-ball as i was expecting it to be far sweeter than it was, with notes of spices, and lindt chocolate with chilli being at the front and some gentle sweetness hiding in the background.

Orchard Pig Charmer
Orchard Pig Charmer

It's almost Christmas and i'm still drinking Cider, this is yet another Supermarket find that i've picked up to try.

Glendronach 2002 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1504
Glendronach 2002 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1504

I've been lucky enough to try a lot of good whiskies, some great whiskies and a handful of amazing whiskies over the years and even i was excited by the range of single casks in Glendronachs batch 14 releases.