Tasting Notes / Reviews By Date



Bunnahabhain 13yr  PX Sherry Finish Fill Your Own
Bunnahabhain 13yr PX Sherry Finish Fill Your Own

Many thanks to my friend, who didn't want to be named, for sending me this sample of the Fill Your Own bottling from Bunnahabhain distillery.

Elgin Gin
Elgin Gin

The number of small craft gins on the market has increased to extreme levels in recent years as the Gin boom has rid the drink of it's mothers ruin title and moved to be a fashionable and sought after drink.

Glen Moray 2005 Burgundy Cask Distillery Fill Your Own Bottling
Glen Moray 2005 Burgundy Cask Distillery Fill Your Own Bottling

Recently i finally managed to make the trip to Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, I took the train, which is a long and arduous journey, and will return again soon by car as train is not a pleasant way to travel that distance.

Balmoral Single Malt (Royal Lochnagar)
Balmoral Single Malt (Royal Lochnagar)

Many thanks to My friend Jason from Whisky Rover for the sample of this Balmoral Single malt.

Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish
Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish

Glen Moray is a brilliant distillery, which continually produces well priced great drinking whisky.

Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old
Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old

A 40 year old limited edition version at high ABV of a whisky that is a staple in my home whisky cupboard, well now that just sounds like whisky heaven to me.

Glentauchers 6yr Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)
Glentauchers 6yr Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)

When there's a reasonably priced dram of whisky and it's young (6 years old) many people will turn their nose up at it but the Strictly Limited range from Carn Mor, Provenance range from Douglas Laing and Hepburns Choice range from Hunter Laing are showing that young whiskies can be damn tasty.

Bruichladdich 11yr Rioja Cask (Claxtons)
Bruichladdich 11yr Rioja Cask (Claxtons)

Another new independent bottler! i hear you cry, there's already too many of them producing damn good whisky! but yet here comes another.

Auchentoshan 17 Year Old Small Batch (Wm Cadenhead)
Auchentoshan 17 Year Old Small Batch (Wm Cadenhead)

A small batch bottling from Wm Cadenhead of the mighty Auchentoshan, well i couldn't walk past that could I.

Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This Glenburgie 18yr Old Particular was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing.

Knockdhu 6yr Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)
Knockdhu 6yr Strictly Limited (Morrison & Mackay)

When there's a reasonably priced dram of whisky and it's young (6 years old) many people will turn their nose up at it but the Strictly Limited range from Carn Mor, Provenance range from Douglas Laing and Hepburns Choice range from Hunter Laing are showing that young whiskies can be damn tasty.

Ardbeg 21 year Old
Ardbeg 21 year Old

The recently announced Ardbeg Twenty One sold out almost immediately and i'm seriously grateful to be able to review it here.

Glenturret 2002 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Glenturret 2002 The MacPhails Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

A bottle distilled at the first distillery i ever visited, and bottled by the awesome folks at Gordon and MacPhail, not a bad combination in my eyes.

Port Askaig 15 Year Old
Port Askaig 15 Year Old

Tasted as part of a Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush of The Whisky Wire in conjunction with Speciality Spirits this Port Askaig 15 year old was the second dram of the night.

Port Askaig 8 Year Old
Port Askaig 8 Year Old

Tasted as part of a Tweet Tasting organised by Steve Rush of The Whisky Wire in conjunction with Speciality Spirits this Port Askaig 8 year old is the youngest in the range of drams from this unidentified Islay distillery.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Project XX
Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Project XX

The Glenfiddich Experimental Series are a couple of new to the market drams as permanent additions to the line up and with some interesting features.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series - IPA Cask Finish
Glenfiddich Experimental Series - IPA Cask Finish

The Glenfiddich Experimental Series are a couple of new to the market drams as permanent additions to the line up with some really interesting ideas involved in their development.

Aberlour 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Aberlour 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This Aberlour 21 year old, Old Particular was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing

Dailuaine 7yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Dailuaine 7yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

This Dailuaine 7 year old Provenance was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing

Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

A Single cask Dalmore that hasn't been near a cask (or 6) of some weird Sherry or wine is exactly what I wanted from the Gordon and MacPhail Dalmore 2001 from their Connoisseurs Choice range, and it certainly delivered.