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 is pretty much one of my bogey distilleries having absolutely hated this dram which pretty much put me off sherried whiskies entirely.
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.
Recently announced by Douglas Laing and Co is the 5th addition to their Remarkable Regional malts range of blended malts.
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.
Many thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of Hazelburn 14 year old in a rum cask.
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.
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.
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.
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, Gaelic for Basking Shark, is a blended malt from Robert Graham consisting of coastal malts from around Scotland.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of a 19 year old 1995 vintage Imperial from Signatory.
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.
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.
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.