A Fine Christmas Malt 2020
A Fine Christmas Malt 2020

the third Fine Christmas Malt i have had the pleasure of trying, this year a 19 year old blended malt.

Williamson 2012 8 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
Williamson 2012 8 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd

Another from the Berry Bros and Rudd tasting pack with Royal Mile Whiskies is this not so mystery Islay.

Ardmore 2009 11 Year Old BBR Small Batch
Ardmore 2009 11 Year Old BBR Small Batch

Another from the Berry Bros and Rudd tasting pack with Royal Mile Whiskies is this small batch Ardmore is ex Islay casks.

Ben Nevis 1996 24 Year Old Berry Brothers RMW Exclusive #1196
Ben Nevis 1996 24 Year Old Berry Brothers RMW Exclusive #1196

i picked up the Berry Bros and Rudd tasting pack with Royal Mile Whiskies as there were so many interesting drams included, such as this single cask Ben Nevis.

Glen Moray 2007 12 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
Glen Moray 2007 12 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd

This Berry Bros and Rudd tasting with Royal Mile Whiskies screamed interesting at me, so i had to join in and this first dram, a single cask Glen Moray, was right up my street.

Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength
Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength

The last of the four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting this was a bit special.

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon

The second of four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting and the one most like the bourbons i was expecting.

Rebel Yell Cognac Cask Finish
Rebel Yell Cognac Cask Finish

The first of four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting this was one i really enjoyed.

Glen Moray 2007 8 Year Old Cask #5134 (The Single Malts of Scotland)
Glen Moray 2007 8 Year Old Cask #5134 (The Single Malts of Scotland)

A sample that got caught in my backlog of drams, between life getting in the way and too many whiskies to work my way through this ended up sitting for much longer than it should.

Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020
Midleton Very Rare Vintage Release 2020

Thank you to Irish Distillers for the invite to the Zoom launch of this Midleton Very Rare, the last edition by ex master distiller Brian nation who has now been succeeded by Kevin O'Gorman.

SMWS 26.145 Mood-Lifting Sanctuary
SMWS 26.145 Mood-Lifting Sanctuary

The first of five reviews of bottlings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's The Gathering tasting Set, this Highland dram was my first of the set.

Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company

When this arrived i got excited, very excited, it is not often I get to try whisky this old but an Islay this old is definitely a rare occasion dram for me.

Grace Ile 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company
Grace Ile 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company

A 25 year old single malt from one of Islays fabulous distilleries makes this dram one i was very keen to try.

Green Isle Blended Scotch Whisky
Green Isle Blended Scotch Whisky

It might have been quite some time sine there was a review on the site, a lot has happened in the early parts of 2020 from work to a full on global pandemic meaning my priorities have been elsewhere but back to trying some whisky

Speyside #3 8 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 1
Speyside #3 8 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 1

This was sampled as the second dram in the #TastesBoutiquey Twitter Tasting sampling some of the whiskies in the That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar and 12 Days of Christmas Advert Calendar.

Auchroisk 12 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 7
Auchroisk 12 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 7

This was sampled as the third dram in the #TastesBoutiquey Twitter Tasting sampling some of the whiskies in the That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar and 12 Days of Christmas Advert Calendar.

Teaninich 11 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 2
Teaninich 11 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 2

This was sampled as the first dram in the #TastesBoutiquey Twitter Tasting sampling some of the whiskies in the That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar and 12 Days of Christmas Advert Calendar.

A Fine Christmas Malt 10 Year Old (2019)
A Fine Christmas Malt 10 Year Old (2019)

What is now an annual tradition is the release of A Fine Christmas Malt from the awesome guys at The Whisky Exchange and this is the 2019 expression.

Tullibardine Marquess Collection The Murray (2007)
Tullibardine Marquess Collection The Murray (2007)

Despite being a distillery that I have partaken of a fair amount i haven't written too many reviews for the whisky, so i will try to fix that in the future.

Cardrona Just Hatched Single Malt Whisky
Cardrona Just Hatched Single Malt Whisky

I've had a few drams from around the world thus far in my career but relatively few from New Zealand although i am aware that there are a good few distilleries producing some interesting drams out there.