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SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster
SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster

And yet another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog who passed me this sample as part of the effort to get me to 100 in 2014.

SMWS 46.26 Killer Bee Surf Wax
SMWS 46.26 Killer Bee Surf Wax

Another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog who passed me this sample as part of the effort to get me to 100 in 2014.

SMWS 41.60 Fun To Chase
SMWS 41.60 Fun To Chase

My first The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review of 2015 and this one is thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog

Arran Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Arran Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

This Arran dram was part of one of the Christmas Crackers that I was sent by Maverick Drinks.

Arran 17 Year Old
Arran 17 Year Old

The penultimate release as Arran count down to the release of an 18 year old in 2015, this is quite an exciting time and represents currently the oldest Arran whisky available.

Glenlivet 1998 (Whiskybrother Exclusive)
Glenlivet 1998 (Whiskybrother Exclusive)

Occasionally as a Whisky Blogger I get to try some fabulous and exclusive whiskies and this Glenlivet 1998 bottled exclusively for the Whisky Brother Shop in South Africa is one such bottle.

Balcones True Blue 100
Balcones True Blue 100

Thanks to Dave (@whiskydiscovery) from the Whisky Discovery Blog for the sample of this Balcones True Blue 100.

Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001
Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001

I received my bottle of this Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001 back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

I received this Crown Royal sample from Joe (@whiskytube) who you can watch his review videos on Youtube here and I'm really quite unsure of it.

Tomatin Bottle Your Own 2002 ex bourbon
Tomatin Bottle Your Own 2002 ex bourbon

Back in 2013 I won a wee competition for a VIP tour at Tomatin (full article here) and whilst there i bought a bottle of the Bottle Your Own, ex Bourbon cask.

Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish
Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish

This Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish is the first review of 2015 and is a really special dram, not only was it the last dram I had in 2014 and the first i had in 2015 (as it was my new year dram) it w

Tomatin 1991 Cask 51 (Berry Bros & Rudd)
Tomatin 1991 Cask 51 (Berry Bros & Rudd)

Thanks to Johnnie (@JohnnieStumbler) from The Nosing Arse blog for this sample of 1991 Tomatin from Berry Bros and Rudd.

Tomatin 19yr Small Batch (Cadenheads)
Tomatin 19yr Small Batch (Cadenheads)

Thanks to Ben (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky blog for spotting this 19 year old Tomatin from Cadenhead's which we split and sent our friend Steve (@steveprentice) a wee dram of.

Tomatin 20yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Tomatin 20yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Thanks to Ben (@ben_cops) from Bens Whisky blog for the sample of this 20 Year Old Tomatin from Douglas Laing's Old Particular Range.

Tomatin 19yr Island of Fidra (Lockett Bros)
Tomatin 19yr Island of Fidra (Lockett Bros)

Back around the early part of 2014 I seen a review of this Island of Fidra Tomatin on Barry's (@thewhiskyphiles) The Whisky Philes blog and really fancied i and so it became one of the fabulous bottle

SMWS 3.222 Darker Side of Sweetness
SMWS 3.222 Darker Side of Sweetness

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and today, this post is my 100th

SMWS 73.68 Summer Landscape With Woods
SMWS 73.68 Summer Landscape With Woods

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 99th post

SMWS 4.194 Lip Smacking and Mouth Puckering
SMWS 4.194 Lip Smacking and Mouth Puckering

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 98th post

Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)
Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie)

I picked up my bottle of this Bruichladdich Valinch 07 (Andy Ritchie) back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and

SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll
SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 97th post