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Strathearn Heather Rose Gin
Strathearn Heather Rose Gin

Part of my birthday present back in May from my wife was the Strathearn Gin triple pack, from which this Heather Rose Gin was part of it.

Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin
Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin

Part of my birthday present back in May from my wife was the Strathearn Gin triple pack, from which this Oaked Highland Gin was part of it.

Strathearn Classic Gin
Strathearn Classic Gin

Part of my birthday present back in May from my wife was the Strathearn Gin triple pack, from which this Classic Gin was part of it.

Glen Garioch The Renaissance First Chapter
Glen Garioch The Renaissance First Chapter

We recently mentioned the news from Glen Garioch that they were launching the first in 4 chapters of whisky, with this first chapter being the 15 year old The Renaissance.

Glenmorangie Signet
Glenmorangie Signet

Every now and then appears a dram that you should definitely try and the Glenmorangie Signet is definitely one of them.

New Zealand Whisky Collection Single Cask 1990 (Cask 137)
New Zealand Whisky Collection Single Cask 1990 (Cask 137)

This New Zealand Whisky Collection Single Cask 1990 (Cask 137) is hugely powerful, lots and lots of flavour in here but it really did need a splash or two of water to tame it.

New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island
New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island

A really well named whisky is this New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island which does instantly give you tropical notes on the nose, a wonderfully fruity, vanilla filled explosion of flavour.

New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood
New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood

A really interesting colour on this New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood which is vibrant and almost quite pink in colour almost like some of the port matured whiskies.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)

I've been dramming for a good number of years now and one of my all time turn to drams has always been the Bunnahabhain 12 year old which was one of the very first drams i really got unusual flavours

Glenmorangie Taghta
Glenmorangie Taghta

It wasn't long ago that we talked here on the blog about the new crowd sourced release from Glenmorangie and this is it, the Taghta.

SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born
SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 27.107 To The Manor Born with some amazingly ju

SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious
SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 39.90 Complex and mysterious with Pheasant croq

SMWS 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers
SMWS 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers served

SMWS 9.91 A Whispering Dram
SMWS 9.91 A Whispering Dram

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friend and this was 9.91 A whispering Dram which was served with Mal

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Bowmore Handfill Ex Bordeaux
Bowmore Handfill Ex Bordeaux

Part of the Bowmore tasting in No1 Vaults with Eddie MacAffer after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bowmore Straight From The Cask 1997 ex Sherry
Bowmore Straight From The Cask 1997 ex Sherry

Part of the Bowmore tasting in No1 Vaults with Eddie MacAffer after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi