Glen Scotia 2003 Rum Finish 2019 Campbeltown Festival Bottling
Glen Scotia 2003 Rum Finish 2019 Campbeltown Festival Bottling

The Campbeltown Festival, a celebration of the distilleries in the Campbeltown region, happens every may and Glen Scotia have taken to annually releasing an interesting bottling for it each year.

Tamdhu 15 Year Old
Tamdhu 15 Year Old

I've been lucky enough to try a number of Tamdhu expressions recently and in general, despite the fact they are all heavily sherried, i've been finding them very palatable.

Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush 19 Year Old
Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush 19 Year Old

This Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection Royal Portrush 19 years has been matured in American Oak, the liquid was then finished in claret casks as an homage to the famous Open trophy, and as a result has developed a stunning rose colour.

Compass Box Affinity
Compass Box Affinity

Compass Box have always been at the forefront of doing interesting things with whisky, from Orangerie to the original Spice Tree and now we have Affinity.

The Naked Grouse Blended Malt Whisky
The Naked Grouse Blended Malt Whisky

The Famous Grouse, the biggest selling Blended Scotch Whisky in Scotland, have produced some interesting special editions and variants over the years, including a single malt, but this Naked Grouse is effectively a permanent member of the Grouse family.

Bains Cape 15 Year Old Mountain Whisky Single Grain
Bains Cape 15 Year Old Mountain Whisky Single Grain

The standard Bains Cape Mountain Whisky, a single grain from South Africas James Sedgwick Distillery, was one of the first drams i reviewed all the way back in 2012 and I was really impressed with it.

Glen Moray 2011 Vintage Peated Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish Fill Your Own
Glen Moray 2011 Vintage Peated Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish Fill Your Own

Another epic Fill Your Own from the outstanding Glen Moray distillery. This distillery outpunches all the big boys and is beginning to get the recognition for the hard work by all those who work for it.

SMWS 121.85 ...No Darkness Without Light
SMWS 121.85 ...No Darkness Without Light

Despite the fact I don't get to drink as many Scotch Malt Whisky Society drams nowadays as I used to, for many a reason, I do still have a number of drams to get through in the backlog and this is one of those.

Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 2
Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 2

I spend a fair amount of time drinking whisky and whiskey from around the world, but i have a real fondness for Jameson irish Whiskey, I&apos:ve had a number of friends who swore by it, and my time at Bow St for St Patricks Day was epic.

Glendronach 1989 Cask 2662 Oloroso Sherry Butt
Glendronach 1989 Cask 2662 Oloroso Sherry Butt

I've had this sample for a while, along with a fair few other Glendronach samples but I struggle occasionally with issues from sherry cask matured whiskies as i find i'm pretty susceptible to finding rubbery notes in them.

Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Virgin American Oak Cask Cask #
Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Virgin American Oak Cask Cask #

The last of the samples of Londons Park Royal based 2 year old Spirit drinks is this one matured in a virgin American oak cask.

Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Ex Sherry Cask Cask #31
Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Ex Sherry Cask Cask #31

Another almost whisky from the Park Royal London based Bimber distillery, this time matured in an ex sherry cask, thankfully it is an ex Pedro Ximinez cask and not Oloroso.

Glengoyne PX Cask Finish Single malt
Glengoyne PX Cask Finish Single malt

Another from the Global Travel Retail range from Glengoyne this is the PX Cask Finish, matured initially in European and American Oak before being finished in ex Pedro Ximinez Sherry casks.

Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Port Cask Cask #39
Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Port Cask Cask #39

It really is interesting to spend time drinking what will become whisky from London, I have been lucky to try whisky from all around the world and it is exciting to see so many distilleries making interesting products.

Mannochmore 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Mannochmore 1999 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Mannochmore is yet another of those distilleries that i tend to enjoy but don't tend to pick up as much as i really should do.

Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Signature Edition Batch No 1
Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Signature Edition Batch No 1

Bimber distillery began distilling whisky in June 2016 ish and as of June 2019 this Signature edition will be available to purchase, with pre orders available just now, and is a combination of their first fill ex-Bourbon, ex PX Sherry & Virgin American Oak aged whiskies.

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old
Highland Park Wings of the Eagle 16 Year Old

Another dram in the Highland Park Global Travel Retail series this it the 16 year old Wings of the Eagle expression that seems to be sneaking into standard retail as well as the Duty Free outlets.

Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Ex Bourbon Cask
Bimber 2 Year Old London Single Malt Spirit Ex Bourbon Cask

Park Royal London based distillers Bimber are nearing the vital three year mark to call their spirit whisky. This will happen around June 2019 and they already have a number of products available to preorder from their distillery online shop

Bimber Single Malt New Make Spirit batch No 094
Bimber Single Malt New Make Spirit batch No 094

Bimber, a distillery many will not yet have heard of, was set up in Park Royal in London in 2015, they began with some Vodka in early 2016 before going on to make single malt spirit later in the year in their two alembic stills (Doris & Astraea).

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11030) - Old Particular (Douglas Lain
Port Charlotte 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11030) - Old Particular (Douglas Lain

Looking at the label this dram combines a lot of my favourite things. There is the act is was bottled by the awesome Douglas Laing and Co, the fact it was matured in an ex port hogshead and then there is the fact it is a Port Charlotte heavily peated dram from Bruichladdich distillery.