Mr Whiteheads Boxing Dog
Mr Whiteheads Boxing Dog

This is another purchase of a pint (or two) via the guys at Growler Beers (if you like beer or cider and are Edinburgh or lothians based you need to give them a try.

Balbair 1960s Bottling
Balbair 1960s Bottling

After the last review (The Golden Age Blend) which talks about the 1960's-1970's being the golden age of distilling it's time to try this sample of a Balbair bottled in the 1960s sent to me by my good friend Chris (@chrismiles303) from Still Dramming.

The Golden Age Blend
The Golden Age Blend

The Golden Age Blend is an extraordinary whisky, harking back to the 'Golden Age' of distilling from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s, being made exclusively with whiskies that are at least 40 years old. Malts from Macallan, Glenrothes and Tamdhu are used, along with a little peated Bunnahabhain to add the 'seasoning'.

Dram Orach
Dram Orach

There's a long and complicated explanation as to how I came to hear about Dram Orach but I'm really glad i have heard about, and tried, this lovely blended whisky.

Lily the Pink Cider
Lily the Pink Cider

This is another purchase of a pint (or two) via the guys at Growler Beers (if you like beer or cider and are Edinburgh or lothians based you need to give them a try.

Ailsa Bay
Ailsa Bay

The first official release from Ailsa Bay which has been designed to produce many different styles of whisky for a lowland distillery. Much more scientific than magical like many malt distilleries.

Octomore 7.4
Octomore 7.4

I've had a number of Octomore drams in the past including one straight from the cask at Bruichladdich, which was also from Virgin Oak, but I was just enjoying it and didn't take notes so interesting to try this .4 version which is matured in virgin oak.

Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1
Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1

Just very recently announced this Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 bottling has me quite excited as Benriach really are doing some cracking drams and their sister Glendronach Cask Strength batches are all really tasty.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Happy Daze
Gwynt Y Ddraig Happy Daze

I've really enjoyed the Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders I've tried so far so when I noticed Growler Beers (check out their site if you're in Edinburgh) stock them so I ordered up a couple including this Happy Daze Cider.

Macallan Rare Cask Black
Macallan Rare Cask Black

This is an interesting Travel Retail only bottling which has gone mental at auctions with people paying around double the £300 selling price which is crazy especially as it's still available to buy.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry
Gwynt Y Ddraig Two Trees Perry

I've really enjoyed the Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders I've tried so far so when I noticed Growler Beers (check out their site if you're in Edinburgh) stock them so I ordered up a couple including this Two Trees Perry.

Deanston Bottle Your Own Amontillado Cask
Deanston Bottle Your Own Amontillado Cask

This Deanston Bottle Your Own Amontillado Cask was distilled in 2004 and bottled at the distillery 10 years later the sample provided by Barry Bradford (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog

Deanston Festival 2014
Deanston Festival 2014

This bottling, one of only 140 bottles, and finished in a Marsala Cask, was bottled for the 2014 Deanston Whisky Festival and the sample provided by Barry Bradford (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog

Deanston Virgin Oak
Deanston Virgin Oak

Another dram that I've been hogging and sipping my way through before realising that I hadn't previously reviewed with this Deanston Virgin Oak. In fact this will actually be my firest review of an Own Bottling of Deanston which shocked me as I was sure i'd reviewed some in the past, and i will definitely be fixing that in the future.

Tobermory 6yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Tobermory 6yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

I've had this bottle of 6 year old Tobermory, distilled in 2006, from Douglas Laing for quite some time and been sipping on it for some time without realising I hadn't previously reviewed it so was time I got round to it.

Bunnahabhain 15yr Heavily Peated (Signatory
Bunnahabhain 15yr Heavily Peated (Signatory

I've had this dram sitting in my to do list for probably two years after it was sent to me by my friend Matt Veira (@mattveira) from the Guildford Whisky Blog and thought it was time to get it done.

ASDA Extra Special Islay Malt Whisky
ASDA Extra Special Islay Malt Whisky

A while back after a chat with my friend Barry Bradford (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog, about the fact I wanted to review more supermarket drams, he popped up with this one, and a few others.

Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old
Port Askaig Harbour 19 Year Old

Many thanks to my good friend Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) who kindly sent me a sample of this dram

Murray McDavid Crafted Blend
Murray McDavid Crafted Blend

This dram was part of the Murray McDavid tweet tasting a while back, I unfortunately missed the tasting and have caught up since.

Elements of Islay Peat
Elements of Islay Peat

I've not had a huge amount of the Elements of Islay range but those I have had I've certainly enjoyed.