Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
This Macallan Edition No.2 was launched recently as a limited edition to show the strength of co-creation and mastery when using sherry casks from 4 different bodegas.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glen Spey 2004 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
I'm all for interesting, sweet, and tasty cider and cider based drinks so when I seen this Blind Pig Whiskey Honey and Apple Cider in the supermarket i just had to pick up a bottle to give it a try, and well... it said Whiskey too!
Strathisla is another of those distilleries that have just not really been on my radar, and i might have missed a few really good drams because of it.
I've been through a couple of this bottles, and a sample, before getting round to finally writing my notes on this, its just so damn drinkable.
This dram is a sister cask to the Mystery Single Grain that i tried at Douglas Laing a couple of years back.
When someone suggested matching this Cameronbridge 24 year old with a spiced mixed fruit scone with clotted cream and mixed fruit jam i was a little sceptical, but it was an absolute delight.
Another interesting Douglas Laing single grain this Loch Lomond 19 year old has much more cereal and spice notes than i was expecting.
This awesome single grain whisky from the closed Cambus distillery arrived as part of my Douglas Laing fellows pack.
a 50 year old single grain whisky, yes please, anything that is older than you are really has to be experienced to be believed and when you get to a certain age it becomes harder to find whiskies that are of that extra age.
Way back in March when this dram was announced i was really excited, as Douglas Lain really do produce some damn great drams, but i somehow managed to refrain from tying this until very recently.
Many thanks to JJ from Whisky Rover who gave me a very generous sample of this cracking blended whisky.
There are very few companies out there that could bottle a Blended Malt, admit that the age statement on it is 3 years old, and actually call it that, and then charge over £180 for it! but then this is no ordinary 3 year old blended malt and Compass Box are no ordinary whisky company.
When this sample arrived i thought yum instantly and wanted to get through it quickly but i've just realised it managed to slip through the pile of samples and has now sold out.
I know it's not the summer but i'm still drinking Cider, and this is yet another Supermarket find that i've picked up to try.
I don't know how this is possible but it would seem that i've never reviewed a Glenglassaugh dram bottled directly by the distillery before. Crazy i know and came as a real surprise to me when i typed up this review.
An Indian single malt whisky, an expression that many will still be taken back on, but having spent time with Amrut and Paul John whiskies it comes as no surprise to those who have had a number of Indian whiskies in the past.
Released a short while back in May, the Glenturret Fly's 16 masters edition is named so after a photograph was discovered featuring Fly, the distillery managers dog, and the 16 men who worked at the distillery at the time.
A month or two Back I was lucky enough to win a competition on twitter to spend the day at Birmingham Whisky Festival, followed by an afterparty and night away, courtesy of Murray McDavid