Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Kraken Black Spiced Rum

As you may have seen on here I've recently been trying a lot of different spirits to broaden my knowledge and taste profile.

Thatchers Old Rascal
Thatchers Old Rascal

Another Thatchers cider this time the Thatchers Old Rascal cider picked up in the local supermarket.

Peats Beast
Peats Beast

This is a single malt from an unnamed distillery, so similar to the Port Askaig or Cask Islay bottlings.

Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider
Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider

Thanks to my good friend Andy (@andysinc41) for the pint sample of this Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider.

Glen Grant 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)
Glen Grant 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)

This dram, distilled in 1954 and bottled a whopping 51 years later in 2006, is a fine example of the Wood Makes The Whisky campaign that Gordon and MacPhail are currently promoting.

Sheppys Dabinett Single Variety Cider
Sheppys Dabinett Single Variety Cider

Another Single Variety Cider from Sheppys, this time Dabinett, and another Dobbies purchase also.

Caol Ila 25yr 1989 XOP (Douglas Laing)
Caol Ila 25yr 1989 XOP (Douglas Laing)

Old Caol Ila as a way of celebrating the drams dramming and adding the final touch to a fabulous tasting, well yes please would always be the answer,

The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6
The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6

This is the 19th Day of the whisky advent calendar with this The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6, I've previously tried The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4 so this excites me.

Mackmyra Brukswhisky
Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Day 17 of the whisky advent calendar was this Mackmyra Brukswhisky the first time I've reviewed a dram from this Swedish distillery on the blog.

Sheppys Kingston Black Single Variety Cider
Sheppys Kingston Black Single Variety Cider

Another Sheppys cider this Kingston Black is a Single Variety Cider with all produced using Kingston Black Apples picked up in my local Dobbies Garden Centre.

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

There's always the occasional dram that really jumps out and surprises you and this was one of them, a fabulous single cask bottling of 21 year old Springbank at Cask Strength.

Gwynt Y Ddraig Haymaker
Gwynt Y Ddraig Haymaker

Unlike a lot of my whisky drinking friends, when i'm out i tend not to look at Ales and Beers, which i can and do also drink, but i've had for the last 5 or 6 years a great appreciated of Cider, whether thats fruity Swedish ones (are they really cider) or proper ciders from the south coast of the UK.

Port Dundas 36yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Port Dundas 36yr XOP (Douglas Laing)

I've had some younger 21 year old Port Dundas in the past and our first dram of the day, after a lovely cocktail, was actually a 27 year old Port Dundas, but this 36 year old one i wrote notes for.

Sheppys Mulled Cider
Sheppys Mulled Cider

Many thanks to my very good whisky friend Steve (@steveprentice) from the Somerset Whisky Blog for this bottle of Sheppys Mulled Cider.

Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old
Pittyvaich 1989 20 Year Old

Many thanks to my good whisky friend Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) from the Nosing Arse blog for this sample of Pittyvaich; my first time trying anything from this distillery.

Aberfeldy 16 Year Old
Aberfeldy 16 Year Old

This 16 year old Aberfeldy dram is the latest release from this highland distillery.

Glendronach 12 Year Old
Glendronach 12 Year Old

Day 13 on the whisky advent calendar was this Glendronach 12 Year Old.

Arran Batch 4 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Arran Batch 4 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This is the day 11 dram from my Whisky Advent Calendar, and the third time I've tried a That Boutique-y Whisky Company Arran batch after previously having batch 1 and batch 3.

Sheppys Cider With Honey
Sheppys Cider With Honey

Another cider review from Sheppys this is their Cider with Honey which I picked up in my local Dobbies Garden Centre.

Octomore 7.3
Octomore 7.3

The most recent Octomore release from Bruichladdich is this Islay Barley 7.3 Peated to 169PPM.