Tasting Notes / Reviews By Date



New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island
New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island

A really well named whisky is this New Zealand Whisky Collection South Island which does instantly give you tropical notes on the nose, a wonderfully fruity, vanilla filled explosion of flavour.

New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood
New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood

A really interesting colour on this New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin Doublewood which is vibrant and almost quite pink in colour almost like some of the port matured whiskies.

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (older 40% version)

I've been dramming for a good number of years now and one of my all time turn to drams has always been the Bunnahabhain 12 year old which was one of the very first drams i really got unusual flavours

Glenmorangie Taghta
Glenmorangie Taghta

It wasn't long ago that we talked here on the blog about the new crowd sourced release from Glenmorangie and this is it, the Taghta.

SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born
SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 27.107 To The Manor Born with some amazingly ju

SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious
SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 39.90 Complex and mysterious with Pheasant croq

SMWS 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers
SMWS 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 2.88 Cinderella Weeping over Matchmakers served

SMWS 9.91 A Whispering Dram
SMWS 9.91 A Whispering Dram

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friend and this was 9.91 A whispering Dram which was served with Mal

Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing)

You may have noticed in the past that I do have a soft spot for the Douglas Laing range as do a lot of people.

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / PX Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Oloroso Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Manzanilla Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro
Tomatin 2002 / 12 Year Old / Fino Finish / Cuatro

This dram was part of a tweet tasting held by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Tomatin (@tomatin1897) to sample the new Cuatro series. Unfortuanatley i took ill at the time and had

Ardbeg Supernova 2014
Ardbeg Supernova 2014

The fascination continues with the appearance of the latest release from Ardbeg, the much acclaimed Supernova.

Bowmore Handfill Ex Bordeaux
Bowmore Handfill Ex Bordeaux

Part of the Bowmore tasting in No1 Vaults with Eddie MacAffer after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bowmore Straight From The Cask 1997 ex Sherry
Bowmore Straight From The Cask 1997 ex Sherry

Part of the Bowmore tasting in No1 Vaults with Eddie MacAffer after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi

Bowmore Straight From The Cask 2000 ex Bourbon
Bowmore Straight From The Cask 2000 ex Bourbon

Part of the Bowmore tasting in No1 the Vaults with Eddie MacAffer after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci

Benrinnes 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Darkness)
Benrinnes 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Darkness)

A while back we talked on here about the new Darkness Range from Maverick Drinks of Sherry finished and matured whiskies which added a bit extra to the drams.

Benrinnes 15 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)
Benrinnes 15 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)

A while back we talked on here about the new Darkness Range from Maverick Drinks of Sherry finished and matured whiskies which added a bit extra to the drams.

Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old Westering Home
Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old Westering Home

Part of the Bunnahabhain tasting after our tour during the #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi