Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Yet another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1997 Benriach from the connoisseurs choice range, and ex bourbon cask matured so very much up my street.

Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)

Benrinnes is pretty much one of my bogey distilleries having absolutely hated this dram which pretty much put me off sherried whiskies entirely.

Rosebank 1990 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Rosebank 1990 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Over the years I've made no bones of hiding my love for the Lowland distillery Rosebank, closed a few years after i turned 18 this triple distilled Lowland lady still holds strings on my heart.

The Epicurean (Douglas Laing)
The Epicurean (Douglas Laing)

Recently announced by Douglas Laing and Co is the 5th addition to their Remarkable Regional malts range of blended malts.

Hoebeg (Robert Graham)
Hoebeg (Robert Graham)

Hoebeg is a single malt from an unnamed Islay distillery and is bottled by Robert Graham, a small independent bottler and retailer with shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge and London.

Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)
Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)

Many thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of Hazelburn 14 year old in a rum cask.

SMWS B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness
SMWS B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness

I've had some differing experiences with Scotch Malt Whisky Society bourbons so when Ben (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky Blog sent me this little sample of B4.2 Intense Woody Spice and Perfumed Sweetness I was intrigued and curious to try it.

Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)
Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)

The 2016 Feis Ile release from Ardbeg is this Dark Cove, the committee release was released a few weeks ago at a higher ABV and this release will officially be available to buy on Ardbeg Day on the 28th May.

Laphroaig Lore
Laphroaig Lore

The latest release from Laphroaig this dram was revealed by Laphroaig's very own John Campbell as having whiskies 7 year old 21 year old and 3 other ages in between.

North British 24yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
North British 24yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

I've really enjoyed lots of the single grain I've tasted recently, and the ladies and gents at Douglas Laing know how to pick a damn good whisky so this is exciting to try.

Cearban (Robert Graham)
Cearban (Robert Graham)

Cearban, Gaelic for Basking Shark, is a blended malt from Robert Graham consisting of coastal malts from around Scotland.

Glenturret 9yr 2006 Ewan McGregor Oloroso Cask
Glenturret 9yr 2006 Ewan McGregor Oloroso Cask

A single cask release from Scotland's oldest distillery. Distilled in 2006, cask 545 is a distillery exclusive and has been named Ewan McGregor due to the famous Scottish actor being born in Crieff, the same town in which the distillery is located.

Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 (Berry Bros and Rudd)
Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 (Berry Bros and Rudd)

Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) for this sample of Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 from Berry Bros and Rudd, i'm a huge fan of Auchentoshan and i'm hoping this is another belter.

Craigellachie 7yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Craigellachie 7yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

A chance encounter met with me being able to try this lovely craigellachie 7 year old from Douglas Laing's stylish new look Provenance range.

Ailein Mor (Robert Graham)
Ailein Mor (Robert Graham)

Ailein Mor is a single malt from an unnamed highland distillery and is bottled by Robert Graham, a small independent bottler and retailer with shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge and London.

Edradour 2003 (3rd Release) Bourbon Cask Ibisco Decanter
Edradour 2003 (3rd Release) Bourbon Cask Ibisco Decanter

Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) for this sample of Edradour, a distillery I have fond memories of visiting in the early 2000's as one of the first distilleries I ever visited.

Imperial 19yr 1995 Cask #50164 (Signatory)
Imperial 19yr 1995 Cask #50164 (Signatory)

Thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of a 19 year old 1995 vintage Imperial from Signatory.

McDonalds Celebrated Ben Nevis
McDonalds Celebrated Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is one of those distilleries that I just haven't spent enough time with, so when I had the chance to share in a bottle of this recreation of a 130 year old bottle I couldn't resist.

Auchentoshan BYO Oloroso Cask 933
Auchentoshan BYO Oloroso Cask 933

Thanks to my friends Andy (@andysinc41) and Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog who it turns out both gave me a sample of Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own Oloroso Cask 933 which was distilled on 23/9/04.

Port Charlotte CC:01
Port Charlotte CC:01

When Bruichladdich announce a new dram, it always get me really excited and when they are travel retail only bottlings it gets me even more excited.