Orach Strawberry Vanilla Ginger Beer RTD Cocktail
Orach Strawberry Vanilla Ginger Beer RTD Cocktail

We've all seen a huge amount of new RTD (Ready to drink) cocktails in the shops so why not a whisky based one and that's what this Orach, from the same guys behind Dram Orach, believe too.

Lagavulin 8 Year Old
Lagavulin 8 Year Old

This is the limited edition 200th anniversary bottling of an 8 year old which I was really excited about trying so when the opportunity to get some for myself I jumped at it.

Orach Ginger Ale Lemon Lime and Mint RTD Cocktail
Orach Ginger Ale Lemon Lime and Mint RTD Cocktail

We've all seen a huge amount of new RTD (Ready to drink) cocktails in the shops so why not a whisky based one and that's what this Orach, from the same guys behind Dram Orach, believe too.

Kilchoman Club Release - Fourth Edition
Kilchoman Club Release - Fourth Edition

The 4th club release from Kilchoman featuring casks 740 & 790/2010 and 28/2011 and bottled 9/11/15 and matured in ex-Sauternes casks.

Kilchoman Madiera Cask 2011-2015
Kilchoman Madiera Cask 2011-2015

Another sweet cask matured Kilchoman this time a 4 year old (ish) whisky matured in ex Madiera casks.

Kininvie 17 Year Old
Kininvie 17 Year Old

I've had this bottle sitting in the house since my 40th last May and opened it recently, this is the travel retail exclusive Expression from a distillery only opened in 1990.

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.