Writers Tears Cask Strength (2018 Release)
Writers Tears Cask Strength (2018 Release)

Tasted as part of the Walsh Whiskey Tweet Tasting, Writers Tears Copper Pot, a celelbration of the connection in the 18th and 19th century to the great writers of Ireland and the great copper pot whiskey is one of the four tasted.

Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey
Writers Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

Tasted as part of the Walsh Whiskey Tweet Tasting, Writers Tears Copper Pot, a celelbration of the connection in the 18th and 19th century to the great writers of Ireland and the great copper pot whiskey is one of the four tasted.

The Irishman Founders Reserve Caribbean Cask Finish
The Irishman Founders Reserve Caribbean Cask Finish

Tasted as part of the Walsh Whiskey Tweet Tasting, this Irishman Caribbean Cask Finish is one of the four tasted.

The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Tasted as part of the Walsh Whiskey Tweet Tasting, the Irishman is the Walsh Whiskeys original whiskey and this soft gentle tasty Triple distilled dram is one of the four tasted.

Mortlach 12 Year Old Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)
Mortlach 12 Year Old Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

The Douglas Laing and Co Premier Barrel range, in their cracking ceramic decanters, have had a makeover recently but this older bottling of Mortlach 12 Year old came to me as a sample from my son who sourced a bottle at auction.

Caol Ila 1983 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)
Caol Ila 1983 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)

When it comes to old Caol Ila it can go one of two ways, either gentle ash notes, or it can go pretty tropical fruit juice like, almost UM Bongo like.

Kamiki Intense Japanese Whisky
Kamiki Intense Japanese Whisky

A Dekanta exclusive blended malt featuring single malts from around the work which is finished in casks made from yoshino-sugi often referred to as Japanese cedar! This exclusive variant is finished for longer to give it an intense edge.This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring Japanese drams from specialist Dekanta.

Kamiki Japanese Whisky
Kamiki Japanese Whisky

A blended malt featuring single malts from around the work which is finished in casks made from yoshino-sugi often referred to as Japanese cedar! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring Japanese drams from specialist Dekanta.

Kura The Whisky
Kura The Whisky

A selection of Japanese Whiskies, oh yes please, this is the Kura The Whisky a blended malt from Helios Distillery in Okanawa! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring Japanese drams from specialist Dekanta.

Grants Triple Wood Smoky Blended Scotch Whisky
Grants Triple Wood Smoky Blended Scotch Whisky

The popularity of peated whiskies has let to an abundance of odd ball drams, like peated Balvenie and the black grouse, and this is another on that list of odd balls! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the new Grants range of blended Scotch.

Grants Rum Cask Finish Blended Scotch Whisky
Grants Rum Cask Finish Blended Scotch Whisky

A blended Scotch finished in ex rum casks, so soft and sweet, with added sweetness, this sounds right up my street! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the new Grants range of blended Scotch.

Grants Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky
Grants Triple Wood Blended Scotch Whisky

Blended Scotch accounts for a huge amount of the whisky sold throughout the world, and yet many whisky bloggers, writers and so called experts are quick to jump at them not being great, but they are, thays why they sell so much! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the new Grants range of blended Scotch.

Ledaig 2008 10 Year Old (Claxtons)
Ledaig 2008 10 Year Old (Claxtons)

Ledaig, or heavily peated Tobermory, is one of those really popular drams amongst whisky enthusiasts who know that it might have a dirty funk, but that it works so well with peat and sweet! This dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

Dumbarton 1986 32 Year Old (Claxtons)
Dumbarton 1986 32 Year Old (Claxtons)

Dumbarton Distillery is a Single Grain i've not had as much of as i would have liked, closed and the production moved to Strathclyde Distillery, i've enjoyed all of the Dumbarton i've had before, this dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

Bruichladdich 2002 16 Year Old (Claxtons)
Bruichladdich 2002 16 Year Old (Claxtons)

Bruichladdich is a distillery i have a real connection with normally, and there is a Bruichladdich in my top 5 every drams, this particular example was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)
Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)

Springbank, the distillery that seems to cause many whisky fans to get a little over excited, is one i enjoy but don't get too excited about. This dram of Springbank 22 was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

Claxtons Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old
Claxtons Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old

This Teaninch, a distillery i haven't had a huge amount of, was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition (Sutcliffe and Son)
The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition (Sutcliffe and Son)

Well this isn't a bad way to start the Advent season with this as the second dram of my 2018 Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.

The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 11
The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 11

I've had the Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6 before which I really enjoyed so I was really looking forward to this one as the First dram from my 2018 Whisky Advent Calendar.

A Fine Christmas Malt 17 Year Old
A Fine Christmas Malt 17 Year Old

This Fine Christmas Malt from The Whisky Exchange from an unnamed Speyside distillery, that almost every man and his dog cold guess, is exactly as Christmasy as it should be.