Laphroaig 10yr Private VIP Bottling (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 10yr Private VIP Bottling (Douglas Laing)

Back in the early days of my whisky drinking career one of the big whiskies i got into was Laphroaig,

Isle of Skye 21 Year Old
Isle of Skye 21 Year Old

This Isle of Skye 21 Year Old was recently released along with a 18 Year old available exclusively through their website or at Harrods.

Isle of Skye 18 Year Old
Isle of Skye 18 Year Old

This Isle of Skye 18 Year Old was recently released along with a 21 Year old available exclusively through their website or at Harrods.

Kilchoman Club Release - Third Edition
Kilchoman Club Release - Third Edition

I was really quite excited about the possibility of this Kilchoman Club Release Third Edition after hearing about it's Maderia cask maturation as the Port cask dram was superb.

Glenrothes 1975 Vintage
Glenrothes 1975 Vintage

2015 is a big year for me personally as it is my 40th in May, as such I will be posting a number of 1975 vintages or 40 year old whiskies this year, starting with this Back Glenrothes 1975.

The King’s Ginger
The King’s Ginger

Back during my trip to Glenrothes Distillery (details here) whilst out on the rolling hills with a Landrover and a Shotgun we tried some of this The King's Ginger both straight and with the addition o

Fettercairn 30 Year Old
Fettercairn 30 Year Old

Many thanks to Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky who shared his official sample of Fettercairn 30 year old with myself.

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