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SMWS 71.40 - Sticky Apricot tarts at an Indian market
SMWS 71.40 - Sticky Apricot tarts at an Indian market

Tasted during a recent trip to the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue at Queen Street in Edinburgh this is the 71.40 Sticky Apricot tarts at an Indian market.

SMWS 50.53 - Monster Mango and Melon
SMWS 50.53 - Monster Mango and Melon

Tasted during a recent trip to the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue at Queen Street in Edinburgh this is the SMWS 50.53 named Monster Mango and Melon.

SMWS 125.71 - Chocolate Coke Float
SMWS 125.71 - Chocolate Coke Float

Tasted during a recent trip to the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue at Queen Street in Edinburgh this is the SMWS 125.71 Chocolate Coke Float.

Glendronach Vintage 1990 Cask #1243
Glendronach Vintage 1990 Cask #1243

Part of the new Batch 9 range of single cask from the Glendronach distillery this Glendronach Vintage 1990 Cask #1243 PX matured dram is a real sherry monster.

Benriach Solstice 17 Year Old
Benriach Solstice 17 Year Old

Many of my whisky friends know that at the moment I have a bit of a thing for Port matured or finished whiskies so when my good friend Yoav (@yoavgel) from Whisky Gospel was over in the UK

SMWS 33.131 - A Mad Scientist on the Dockside
SMWS 33.131 - A Mad Scientist on the Dockside

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings this dram, the 33.131 A Mad Scientist on the Dockside is from the current Christmas 2013 Outurn which you can see here.

Appleton 21 Year Old
Appleton 21 Year Old

Tasted as part of a rum tweet tasting rganised by Appleton Rum and The Floating Rum Shack this was a great opportunity for me to try more of a spirit that i really haven't spent as much time with as i

Appleton 12 Year Old
Appleton 12 Year Old

Tasted as part of a rum tweet tasting rganised by Appleton Rum and The Floating Rum Shack this was a great opportunity for me to try more of a spirit that i really haven't spent as much time with as i

Appleton 8 Year Old Reserve
Appleton 8 Year Old Reserve

Tasted as part of a rum tweet tasting rganised by Appleton Rum and The Floating Rum Shack this was a great opportunity for me to try more of a spirit that i really haven't spent as much time with as i

Appleton Estate V/X
Appleton Estate V/X

Tasted as part of a rum tweet tasting rganised by Appleton Rum and The Floating Rum Shack this was a great opportunity for me to try more of a spirit that i really haven't spent as much time with as i

SMWS 4.185 - Take me up to the ball game
SMWS 4.185 - Take me up to the ball game

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings this dram, the 4.185 Take me up to the ball game is from the current December 2013 out-turn.

Iduns Elderflower Cider
Iduns Elderflower Cider

It's been a wee while since i posted a review of something thats not whisky so time for for yet another Cider review.

SMWS 53.166 - Kings feast down a mine shaft
SMWS 53.166 - Kings feast down a mine shaft

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings this dram, the 53.166 Kings feast down a mine shaft has been available for a while now and is a cracker of a dram.

Dailuaine 15Yr (Old Particular)
Dailuaine 15Yr (Old Particular)

Another dramtastic Tweet Tasting with Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and a selection of Speyside wonders from Douglas Laing

SMWS 96.7 - For a Sweet Tooth
SMWS 96.7 - For a Sweet Tooth

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings this dram, the 9.67 For a Sweet Tooth comes from the current December out-turn which you can view here.

Tobermory 17 Year Old (Whisky Broker)
Tobermory 17 Year Old (Whisky Broker)

I'm still playing catch up with hiskies i've bought or been given samples of over the last year and this is one of those as I bought a bottle of this earlier in the year, drank during the summer and o

Balblair 1983 Vintage
Balblair 1983 Vintage

Tasting the Balblair 1983 as part the Balblair Vintages Tweet tasting.

Balblair 1990 Vintage
Balblair 1990 Vintage

Tasting the Balblair 1990 as part the Balblair Vintages Tweet tasting.

Balblair 2003 Vintage
Balblair 2003 Vintage

Tasting the Balblair 2003 as part the Balblair Vintages Tweet tasting.

Port Charlotte The Peat Project
Port Charlotte The Peat Project

I've been a big fan of Port Charlotte whiskies (or the peated Bruichladdichs) for a while now and this is a cracking example.