This Bolee D Armorique Cidre Brut was a cider I picked up in my local off licence, Ellies Cellar.
This Glenmorangie Tayne is part of the Travel Retail exclusive Legends series and has began to hit World of Whiskies outlets in the UK this week.
This is the 24th and final Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Invergordon 50yr 1964 XOP (Douglas Laing)
So I'm still hunting for ciders I can pick up locally and when finishing work recently I popped into the Marks and Spencer and picked up a couple including this Somerset Traditional Cider which it turns out is produced by the guys and gals at Sheppys.
This is the 22nd Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
This is the 21st Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Dalwhinnie Winters Gold
Another Sheppys variant this time from my local off licence, Ellies Cellar, is this Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider.
As you may have seen on here I've recently been trying a lot of different spirits to broaden my knowledge and taste profile.
Another Thatchers cider this time the Thatchers Old Rascal cider picked up in the local supermarket.
This is a single malt from an unnamed distillery, so similar to the Port Askaig or Cask Islay bottlings.
Thanks to my good friend Andy (@andysinc41) for the pint sample of this Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider.
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.
Another Single Variety Cider from Sheppys, this time Dabinett, and another Dobbies purchase also.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.