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Tomatin 19yr Island of Fidra (Lockett Bros)
Tomatin 19yr Island of Fidra (Lockett Bros)

Back around the early part of 2014 I seen a review of this Island of Fidra Tomatin on Barry's (@thewhiskyphiles) The Whisky Philes blog and really fancied i and so it became one of the fabulous bottle

SMWS 3.222 Darker Side of Sweetness
SMWS 3.222 Darker Side of Sweetness

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and today, this post is my 100th

SMWS 73.68 Summer Landscape With Woods
SMWS 73.68 Summer Landscape With Woods

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 99th post

SMWS 4.194 Lip Smacking and Mouth Puckering
SMWS 4.194 Lip Smacking and Mouth Puckering

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 98th post

Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)
Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)

I picked up my bottle of this Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie) back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and

SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll
SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 97th post

SMWS 42.14 Hot Water Bottle
SMWS 42.14 Hot Water Bottle

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 96th post

Cu Dhub Black Whisky
Cu Dhub Black Whisky

This Cu Dhub (Black Dog) is an interesting beast, seriously carameled to get that dark colour this really isn't great stuff, really bitter and full of quite of sweetness on the nose.

SMWS 52.20 All Day American Breakfast in the Garden
SMWS 52.20 All Day American Breakfast in the Garden

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 95th post

Woodford Reserve (Batch 85)
Woodford Reserve (Batch 85)

I'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Woodford Reserve (batch 85) sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle blog.

SMWS 100.11 Picnic Party Dram
SMWS 100.11 Picnic Party Dram

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 94th post (thanks to Bar

SMWS 39.99 Springtime in Andalucia
SMWS 39.99 Springtime in Andalucia

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 93rd post (thanks to Bar

Glenfiddich 125 Anniversary
Glenfiddich 125 Anniversary

This is an interesting one as i've tasted this a few tiems at work but never been able to buy a bottle so when Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The Whisky Philes blog was doing a bottle share i couldn't

Aultmore 1998 Cask Sample
Aultmore 1998 Cask Sample

During my recent #Lastgreatmalts trip one of the drams i was lucky enough to try was this Single Cask Aultmore from 1998 valinched straight out of the cask at Aberlour Distillery.

SMWS 4.188 A Ploughmans Picnic
SMWS 4.188 A Ploughmans Picnic

This sample, from my good friend Adrian (@Mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronicle blog, of this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 4.188 A Ploughman's Picnic i've had for a wee while now and finally getting r

SMWS 93.61 CalMac Welders Tea Break
SMWS 93.61 CalMac Welders Tea Break

Another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram this time the 93.61 CalMac Welder's Tea Break which was part of a bottle share offered by the awesome Barry (@TheWhiskyphiles) from The Whiskyphiles blog.

Lagavulin Feis Ile 2014
Lagavulin Feis Ile 2014

Thanks to Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky for sharing this lagavulin 2014 Feis Ile bottle with me.

SMWS 59.47 A Dram for Shirley Valentine
SMWS 59.47 A Dram for Shirley Valentine

Another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society mini this time bought around 6 months ago as part of the mini and mug selection which they had at the venuews, a fabulous little 59.47 A Dram for Shirley a Valen

SMWS 125.58 A Picket Fence Round an Orchard
SMWS 125.58 A Picket Fence Round an Orchard

During a recent visit to the Queen Street venue of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society my wife bought a mini and a bottle to put away for my Christmas, the mini being this 125.58 A Picket Fence Round an Or

Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Finish
Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Finish

Thanks to Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky for sharing some of this lovely 1988 Auchentoshan Wine Finish with me.