Hakushu Distillers Reserve
Hakushu Distillers Reserve

I've seen this Hakushu Distillers Edition in my local Sainsburys along with the Yamazaki Distillers Edition and never picked up either so on a recent sample swap with Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) when the opportunity to try it arose I jumped at it

Westons Old Rosie
Westons Old Rosie

I've seen this Westons Old Rosie a few times in my local supermarkets and finally picked it up to give it a try.

Scrumpty Dumpty Cider
Scrumpty Dumpty Cider

Another from my selection purchased at my local Dobbies garden centre is this Scrumpy Dumpty by Staffordshire brewery for Cottage Delight.

Berry Good Strawberry Cider
Berry Good Strawberry Cider

Another really interesting cider picked up at the local Dobbies is this Berry Good Strawberry Cider from the Staffordshire brewery for Cottage Delight.

Glenfarclas 2003 The W Club Exclusive
Glenfarclas 2003 The W Club Exclusive

This 2003 vintage Glenfarclas was bottled exclusively for The Whisky Shop's W Club and this sample was passed to me by my good friend Ben Cops (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky Blog.

Ardmore 1996 Distillery Labels (Gordon and MacPhail)
Ardmore 1996 Distillery Labels (Gordon and MacPhail)

Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Ardmore 1996 from their Distillery Labels series is an interesting choice.

Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider (Marks and Spencer)
Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider (Marks and Spencer)

Another from my visit to Marks and Spencer this Cornish Cloudy Farmhouse Cider from Healeys Cyder is described as fresh and deliciously crisp.

Speyburn 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Speyburn 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Part of Gordon and MacPhails Wood Makes the Whisky campaign this Speyburn 1991 from the Connoisseurs Choice range.

Thundering Molly Cider
Thundering Molly Cider

My supermarket cider sweep turned up this Thundering Molly Cider and I love the packaging on this, very stylised and reminiscent of the pin up girls painted onto US airforce aircraft.

SMWS 33.132 Beauty and the Beast
SMWS 33.132 Beauty and the Beast

There's always some interesting drams released by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in December every year and this 33.132 Beauty and the Beast is no different, an 8yr old islay single cask this is definitely an interesting dram.

Bolee D Armorique Cidre Brut
Bolee D Armorique Cidre Brut

This Bolee D Armorique Cidre Brut was a cider I picked up in my local off licence, Ellies Cellar.

Glenmorangie Tayne
Glenmorangie Tayne

This Glenmorangie Tayne is part of the Travel Retail exclusive Legends series and has began to hit World of Whiskies outlets in the UK this week.

Invergordon 50yr 1964 XOP (Douglas Laing)
Invergordon 50yr 1964 XOP (Douglas Laing)

This is the 24th and final Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Invergordon 50yr 1964 XOP (Douglas Laing)

Somerset Traditional Cider (Marks and Spencer)
Somerset Traditional Cider (Marks and Spencer)

So I'm still hunting for ciders I can pick up locally and when finishing work recently I popped into the Marks and Spencer and picked up a couple including this Somerset Traditional Cider which it turns out is produced by the guys and gals at Sheppys.

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

This is the 22nd Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Dalwhinnie Winters Gold
Dalwhinnie Winters Gold

This is the 21st Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Dalwhinnie Winters Gold

Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider
Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider

Another Sheppys variant this time from my local off licence, Ellies Cellar, is this Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Kraken Black Spiced Rum

As you may have seen on here I've recently been trying a lot of different spirits to broaden my knowledge and taste profile.

Thatchers Old Rascal
Thatchers Old Rascal

Another Thatchers cider this time the Thatchers Old Rascal cider picked up in the local supermarket.

Peats Beast
Peats Beast

This is a single malt from an unnamed distillery, so similar to the Port Askaig or Cask Islay bottlings.