Tesco Value Scotch Whisky
Tesco Value Scotch Whisky

Many thanks to Lynne and Fraser, the parents of my best friend Kinor, who very kindly passed me this bottle after winning it in a raffle.

SMWS 55.23 Chow Mein on a Workbench
SMWS 55.23 Chow Mein on a Workbench

This is my first The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram from this particular distillery, in fact i've only tried a couple (now) from this distillery.

Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 (Duncan Taylor)
Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 (Duncan Taylor)

I'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Strathclyde 1973 Cask 74061 from Duncan Taylor sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle blog.

Glen Moray 25yr Port Finish
Glen Moray 25yr Port Finish

I'd tried this dram once or twice at Festivals and then was sent a sample by Dave (@whiskydiscovery) from the Whisky Discovery blog which has sat in my sample cupboard for too long now.

Port Charlotte PC12
Port Charlotte PC12

I recently reviewed four fabulous Port Charlotte expressions from Bruichladdich and so it was fabulous to get the opportunity to try this Port Charlotte PC12 just as it launches.

SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma
SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma

A very special The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram is 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma as it's the oldest dram ever bottled by them, at an astonishing 48 years old.

SMWS 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment
SMWS 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment

Always great to taste some old whisky and this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment is only a couple of years younger than me.

SMWS 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea
SMWS 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea

This outstanding The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.105 Bumblebees by the Sea I tasted as part of the Ultimate 2014 highlights tasting at Queen Street.

Longmorn 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Longmorn 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Many thanks to the Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky blog for this sample of Longmorn 1973 from Gordon and MacPhail.

Compass Box The General
Compass Box The General

Many thanks to the awesome Johanne (@WhiskyLassie) from the Whisky Lassie blog for this sample of, this now completely sold out, Compass Box The General.

Glenmorangie Lasanta (43% ABV version)
Glenmorangie Lasanta (43% ABV version)

In late 2014 Glenmorangie released began to release this lower ABV version of the Lasanta, which previously was at 46% ABV.

Balvenie Golden Cask
Balvenie Golden Cask

Many thanks to my good friend Yoav (@Yoavgel) from the Whisky Gospel blog for this sample of the rum finished Balvenie Golden Cask.

Oban Distillers Edition 1997
Oban Distillers Edition 1997

On a recent post I mentioned a number of distilleries I had yet to review on this blog and Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) kindly offered to send me some samples for some of them to try including this Oban

Dalwhinnie Friends of the Classic Malts 2013
Dalwhinnie Friends of the Classic Malts 2013

On a recent post I mentioned a number of distilleries I had yet to review on this blog and Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) kindly offered to send me some samples for some of them to try including this Dalw

Glendronach 20yr cask 3400 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)
Glendronach 20yr cask 3400 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)

I absolutely love getting samples where the deep dark colour of the whisky makes me smile and this Abbey Whisky exclusive Glendronach 20 Year Old, from cask 3400 distilled in 1994, did just that.

Glenlivet The Master Distillers Reserve
Glenlivet The Master Distillers Reserve

This The Glenlivet, The Master Distillers Reserve is a Travel Retail exclusive.

Glenburgie 10yr (Gordon and MacPhail)
Glenburgie 10yr (Gordon and MacPhail)

On a recent post I mentioned a number of distilleries I had yet to review on this blog and Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) kindly offered to send me some samples for some of them to try including this Glen

Springbank 17yr Port Cask (One Off)
Springbank 17yr Port Cask (One Off)

Back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi we were lucky

Tamdhu 10 Year Old
Tamdhu 10 Year Old

Tamdhu relaunched quite a while back and at the time I was really interested in the odd shaped bottle,

SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster
SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster

And yet another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog who passed me this sample as part of the effort to get me to 100 in 2014.