Stagg Jr (2015 Version)
Stagg Jr (2015 Version)

A more affordable version of the full George T Stagg this is younger at around the 8/9 years old mark

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

A single barrel version of Buffalo Trace aged for around 2 years longer, so around the 10 years mark or more.

Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace

The standard bottling of Buffalo Trace, with corn and rye giving a mix of sweetness from the corn and spices from the rye.

SMWS G3.7 Sailing Home Under a Smiling Sun
SMWS G3.7 Sailing Home Under a Smiling Sun

This Edinburgh based closed grain distillery was a lucky choice at Queen St as it was the malt of the month on the bar.

Arran 2000 14yr (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)
Arran 2000 14yr (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)

This 2000 vintage 14 year old Arran from cask #2000/1106 is exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. I'm a big fan of Arran drams which usually give them a mix of sweetness and something older, usually either tweed like or a bit dusty.

Dalmore 21 Year Old
Dalmore 21 Year Old

This recently announced The Dalmore 21 is initially matured in American white oak and finessed in hand-selected first-fill Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from the Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez de la Frontera.

Compass Box This is Not a Luxury Whisky
Compass Box This is Not a Luxury Whisky

I've deliberately decided not to read much about this whisky before trying it, there's always something intriguing about Compass Box whiskies and I've never had one I haven't enjoyed, here's hoping this is no different.

Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015

Flaming Heart from Compass Box has a bit of a cult following amongst whisky enthusiasts, it features light to medium smoke and that fabulous highland waxy note, a brilliant whisky,

Compass Box Juveniles 3rd Edition
Compass Box Juveniles 3rd Edition

If there's a company out there producing consistently great blends and blended malts its Compass Box, over the last 10-15 years of my whisky consuming I've always enjoyed what compass box are doing

St Magdalene 32yr (Cadenheads)
St Magdalene 32yr (Cadenheads)

Being from Livingston my local distillery is the Linlithgow (or St Magdalene’s) distillery which is around 10 miles from the house, mothballed in 1983 and converted to some luxury flats this distillery is one which I would like to spend more time exploring but the cost of the bottles is now quite prohibitive.

Knockando 12 Year Old 1997
Knockando 12 Year Old 1997

One of the things I was originally planning to do was catch up more with distilleries I've not reviewed in the past

Jura 21yo 1992 (Wm Cadenheads)
Jura 21yo 1992 (Wm Cadenheads)

There's no secret at all about the fact I'm a huge fan of Jura so I was really excited when Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The Whiskyphiles dropped of this sample.

Glendronach 1994 18yo PX cask #3547
Glendronach 1994 18yo PX cask #3547

I've left this for a while after my issues with seriously sherried drams was making it difficult for me

Strathclyde 27yrs Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Strathclyde 27yrs Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This new range of single grains is right up my street, after the Clan Denny 9 Year Old Strathclyde I'm even more excited about the possibilities in this range as that dram is one of my all time top dr

Girvan 25yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Girvan 25yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

I was lucky enough to try a number of Girvan drams not long ago so I was excited to try this bottling from Douglas Laing also.

Cameronbridge 25yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Cameronbridge 25yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

A Single Grain whisky from the same distillery as Haig Club but by the guys from Douglas Laing oh now this is going to be interesting.

North British 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
North British 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

A Single Grain whisky from Douglas Laing now thats always going to be something that will intrigue me, the fact it's a 21 Year old from North British even more.

SMWS 73.69 Dark Side Eclipsed by Sweet Joys
SMWS 73.69 Dark Side Eclipsed by Sweet Joys

I'm becoming more and more a fan of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings from this distillery

SMWS 2.87 Satisfying as a Butchers Blade
SMWS 2.87 Satisfying as a Butchers Blade

I've had this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling, and others, in the house for a while now and keep meaning to get round to them, work and life has gotten in the way of my drinking.

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton
Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton

I really enjoyed the original Green Spot but this wine matured version really did intrigue me so I was really excited when this sample arrived.