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Yamazaki 18 Year Old
Yamazaki 18 Year Old

With there being lots of interest in yamazaki after last years whisky bible believing that a yamazaki sherry cask was the best whisky in the world

Nomad Outland Whisky
Nomad Outland Whisky

Many thanks to my colleague Andy (@Andysinc41), for the sample of this interesting dram,

Scapa Skiren
Scapa Skiren

The first Scapa I've reviewed on the site,

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old
Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

Another Glen Garioch bottling that I've had many times and had still to post notes on here so it's about time I got round to it.

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve
Glen Garioch Founders Reserve

I've had this dram what feels like a hundred times in the past but I still continue to forget to write notes

Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
Royal Brackla 16 Year Old

I was lucky enough to try the work in progress to this late last year and was suitably impressed

Royal Brackla 12 Year Old
Royal Brackla 12 Year Old

I’ve not had a huge amount of Royal Brackla in the past, really just an The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottle and the 16 year old work in progress back when i visited as part of the last great malts

Bruichladdich Organic Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich Organic Scottish Barley

I Was seriously looking forward to this organic barley, I love trying different barley options and this was no different.

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007 (Rockside Farm)
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2007 (Rockside Farm)

The 2006 version of this dram was one of my favourite drams ever it was just so damned tasty so this was one I was really looking forward to trying.

Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008
Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008

Another awesome barley variant from the geniuses at Bruichladdich I was seriously looking forward to trying this one.

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

I'm a huge fan of Bruichladdich and anything that uses local or Scottish barley as its base is a good thing for me.

Benromach Organic 2008
Benromach Organic 2008

I really like the drams from this little distillery

Benromach 15 Year Old
Benromach 15 Year Old

Benromach seem to be doing everything right at the moment, their updated 10 year old is getting a lot of attention and the 100 proof version is an outstanding dram,

Benromach 10 Year Old (2014 Release)
Benromach 10 Year Old (2014 Release)

This Benromach 10 Year Old, which was rebranded in 2014, is a dram that arrived on the scene to much acclaim and award,

Glenlivet 2007 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky) 1
Glenlivet 2007 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky) 1

I really really enjoyed the highland park single cask from the Edinburgh Whisky guys so I was really looking forward to trying this 2007 sherry cask Glenlivet.

Highland Park 2000 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky)
Highland Park 2000 The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky)

After the first blend from Edinburgh Whisky I was interested to try this single cask bottling from them also.

The Advocates Batch - New Town Blends (Edinburgh Whisky)
The Advocates Batch - New Town Blends (Edinburgh Whisky)

The first release from Edinburgh Whisky, this blend starts what I hope will be a great range of blends with local references, really interested to see where they go from here.

anCnoc 18 Year Old
anCnoc 18 Year Old

These age statement anCnoc drams are still new to me but I'm really excited by them,

Dalmore The Distillery Exclusive 2015
Dalmore The Distillery Exclusive 2015

This Distillery Exclusive from The Dalmore is a dram I was really excited about, it's not often we get higher strength The Dalmore

anCnoc 2000 Vintage
anCnoc 2000 Vintage

I've not had a huge amount of anCnoc with either age statements or vintages so I was really looking forward to this dram and it didn't disappoint,