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SMWS 53.135 - Ambush By the Sound of Islay
SMWS 53.135 - Ambush By the Sound of Islay

The second of the two Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling reviews that i'm posting this evening, both from the 10cl bottles which were part of my joining pack. This time it's the 53.135 Ambush By the

SMWS 37.44 - Elephants Dance Flamenco
SMWS 37.44 - Elephants Dance Flamenco

The first of two Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling reviews that i'm posting this evening, both from the 10cl bottles which were part of my joining pack. First up the 37.44 Elephants Dance Flamenco (

Balvenie Doublewood
Balvenie Doublewood

Until this Balvenie Doublewood the only Balvenie i'd tried was the Craftsmans Reserve, No1 The Cooper as part of a tasting event a few months back.

Bruichladdich Sherry Classic Fusion
Bruichladdich Sherry Classic Fusion

My last experience of a Bruichladdich hadn't been a great one as with Bruichladdich Rocks it is a wine finished whisky which I'm really not that keen on as i'm not a huge wine drinker, however I love

Penderyn Welsh Whisky
Penderyn Welsh Whisky

If it wasn't enough that my last two reviews were not from Scotch Whisky, it may be now as this review is for the lovely Penderyn Welsh Whisky.

Bains Cape Mountain Whisky
Bains Cape Mountain Whisky

Well the Three Ships 10 Year Old was stunning so why not try another from the brilliant James Sedgewick Distillery in South Africa and try a Bains Cape Mountain Whisky a Single Grain from South Africa

Three Ships 10 Year Old South African Whisky
Three Ships 10 Year Old South African Whisky

Sometimes there are things you see and you go "I need to try that" this was one of them and so i bought a Master of Malt sample of the Three Ships 10 Year old whisky.

Highland Park 18 Year Old Glenkeir Treasures (The Whisky Shop)
Highland Park 18 Year Old Glenkeir Treasures (The Whisky Shop)

Yesterday I reviewed the The Whisky Shop's Isle of Jura 21 Year Old today its the turn of the Highland Park 18 year Old from their Glenkeir Treasures range

Jura 21 Year Old Glenkeir Treasures (The Whisky Shop)
Jura 21 Year Old Glenkeir Treasures (The Whisky Shop)

Being a part of The Whisky Shop's W Club has meant i've seen and heard of a few things I hadn't previously, Isle of Jura is a distillery I'm very familiar with

Glenrothes Select Reserve
Glenrothes Select Reserve

Thank you to The Glenrothes Distillery and Helen at Big Partnership for the official sample of The Glenrothes Select Reserve.

Ardbeg Blasda
Ardbeg Blasda

Well seeing as today is Ardbeg Day I really had to have at least one more Ardbeg on the site today so have plumpted for the Ardbeg Blasda.

Ardbeg Day
Ardbeg Day

This week is a HUGE week in the life of any whisky enthusiast as the Islay Festival, Feis Ile, takes over the thoughts. Today is no different as today is Ardbeg Day at the Feis Ile and this is this ye

anCnoc Peter Arkle 1st Edition
anCnoc Peter Arkle 1st Edition

Huge thanks to the guys at an Cnoc, the guys at Edinburgh Whisky Blog and the guys from Alembic Comms Ltd for the opportunity to sample the an Cnoc Peter Arkle 1st Edition as part of a twitter tasting

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

This bottle of The Glenlivet 12 Year Old was a Birthday present from a guy who I've known so long that he is simply the brother I never had, thanks Kinor!

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve

Next one of my Birthday malts is the rather stunning Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve.

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve

First of my Birthday malts is the spritely and unique Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Vat.

MacDuff 11 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)
MacDuff 11 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)

Next in my series of The Whisky Barrel Exclusive bottlings is this stunning MacDuff 11 Year Old.

Caol Ila 27 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)
Caol Ila 27 Year Old (The Whisky Barrel)

Next in my series of The Whisky Barrel Exclusive bottlings is this beautiful Caol Ila 27 Year Old.

Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Second in my series of The Whisky Barrel own bottlings is this stunning Bunnahabhain 21Yr Jubilee Malt.

Speyside 30 Year Old (3rd Edition) (Master of Malt)
Speyside 30 Year Old (3rd Edition) (Master of Malt)

Last in this first series of Master of Malt own bottlings is the stunning Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (3rd Edition)