Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Cask 543
Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Cask 543

Another from the Bruichladdich Micro Provenance tasting this cask 543 is from 2003 and matured entirely in a port cask.

Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Cask 013
Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Cask 013

Yet another Bruichladdich Micro Provenance tasting and starting with this cask 013.

Essence of Cuba Coffee (The Bitter Truth)
Essence of Cuba Coffee (The Bitter Truth)

The final Essence was Coffee and this added a real Mocha nose and taste to the rum, with Butlers Irish Chocolates Latte Truffles coming through strongly. If you love coffee you will love this, and it makes a great addition to coffee for Cafe Cuban or alternative Irish Coffee.

Essence of Cuba Island Fruit (The Bitter Truth)
Essence of Cuba Island Fruit (The Bitter Truth)

With this Island Fruit Essence theres real notes of pineapple and coconut added to the rum as it also enhances the raisin, chocolate and tobacco leaf in here, very nice and i think this would make a great addition to a Daiquiri.

Essence of Cuba Aromatic Leaf (The Bitter Truth)
Essence of Cuba Aromatic Leaf (The Bitter Truth)

This Aromatic Leaf Essence was my favourite of the evening it really did change the whole experience of the Rum for me, adding a really exciting note and taste of Sodastream cola syrup to it, very tasty indeed.

Essence of Cuba Honey (The Bitter Truth)
Essence of Cuba Honey (The Bitter Truth)

The Honey essence was the first, it was sweet and tasty and i felt it added ore of a caramel note to the nose of the Rum, although it did also remind me a little of Jack Daniels Honey.

Havana Club Anejo 7 Year Old
Havana Club Anejo 7 Year Old

I was recently offered the opportunity to participate in a Tweet Tasting with Havana Club Rum and being that I'm doing my best to try to increase my own drinks knowledge and the breadth of drinks reviews on this site i jumped at the chance.

Jeffersons Groth Reserve Cask Finish
Jeffersons Groth Reserve Cask Finish

Tasted as part of a Jeffersons Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire, this Jefferson’s Groth Reserve Cask Finish was really quite interesting.

Jeffersons The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail
Jeffersons The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail

Tasted as part of a Jeffersons Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire, this Jeffersons The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail was the second dram of the evening and the first time i've spent trying barrel aged manhattans.

Jeffersons Very Small Batch Bourbon
Jeffersons Very Small Batch Bourbon

Tasted as part of a Jeffersons Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire, this Jeffersons Very Small Batch Bourbon was the first dram of the evening.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Bourbon
Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Bourbon

Yup another dram that isn't Scotch Whisky, this time another bourbon, it's always good to see what else is out there and I drink enough whisky to be happy sitting sipping on these also for a change.

Bruichladdich Valinch 15 (Douglas Clyne)
Bruichladdich Valinch 15 (Douglas Clyne)

At the Bruichladdich distillery they always have a cask from which you can bottle your own dram, each cask,chosen by a member of staff, this one having been chosen by Douglas Clyne.

Kopparberg Spiced Apple Cider
Kopparberg Spiced Apple Cider

Continuing my series of cider reviews with this Kopparberg Spiced Apple Cider.

Professor Cornelious Ampleforths Rumbullion Navy Strength
Professor Cornelious Ampleforths Rumbullion Navy Strength

This lovely drink is based on high strength Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla and zesty orange peel.

Somersby Cider with Apple Burst
Somersby Cider with Apple Burst

I loved the Cider with Cranberry from Somersby so this Apple Burst was top of my list to try next.

Somersby Cider with Cranberry
Somersby Cider with Cranberry

Another fruity cider this time from Somersby this cider with cranberry is an interesting choice, and reminds me of a few other fruity ciders that I need to pick up soon.

Professor Cornelious Ampleforths Rumbullion
Professor Cornelious Ampleforths Rumbullion

This lovely drink is based on high strength Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla and zesty orange peel.

Aberfeldy 21 Year Old
Aberfeldy 21 Year Old

The Aberfeldy 21 Year Old is another of those drams that I've had on a good number of occasions but this is the first time I've got around to writing out my notes on it.

Glendronach Peated
Glendronach Peated

A Glendronach that has been produced using Peated malt, rather than the islay cask finish a number of other distilleries are doing, was always going to be up my street.

Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 5
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 5

I've been lucky enough to try the batch 2, batch 3 and batch 4 of the Glendronach Cask strength series previously and this batch 5 I was definitely looking forward to.