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  • Batch 73 Batch 73 Batch 73 New Whiskies 02 December 2016

    Batch 73

    Glendronach, Laphroaig, Macallan and Springbank – they’re all included in the latest new releases.

  • Batch 72 Batch 72 Batch 72 New Whiskies 25 November 2016

    Batch 72

    Highland Park Fire, two Wemyss Batch Strength whiskies and a trio of Tomatin travel retail releases.

  • Batch 71 Batch 71 Batch 71 New Whiskies 18 November 2016

    Batch 71

    If you’ve been wondering what Dave Broom thinks of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, you’re in luck...

  • Batch 70 Batch 70 Batch 70 New Whiskies 11 November 2016

    Batch 70

    A quartet of Milroy’s of Soho whiskies plus recent releases from Arran and Wemyss Malts.

  • Batch 69 Batch 69 Batch 69 New Whiskies 04 November 2016

    Batch 69

    Featuring the first Chivas Regal blended malt plus the 200th anniversary 25-year-old Lagavulin.

  • Batch 68 Batch 68 Batch 68 New Whiskies 28 October 2016

    Batch 68

    A 30-year-old Glen Grant and a trio of Longmorns are the film stars of Dave Broom’s tasting notes.

  • Batch 67 Batch 67 Batch 67 New Whiskies 21 October 2016

    Batch 67

    Another eclectic selection of whiskies this week, including Bruichladdich, Dalmore and Talisker.

  • Batch 66 Batch 66 Batch 66 New Whiskies 14 October 2016

    Batch 66

    A chocolatey theme runs through Dave Broom’s tasting notes, including Johnnie Walker and Tamnavulin.

  • Batch 65 Batch 65 Batch 65 New Whiskies 07 October 2016

    Batch 65

    Another marvellous medley from Dave Broom featuring BenRiach, Timorous Beastie and Tullibardine.

  • Batch 64 Batch 64 Batch 64 New Whiskies 30 September 2016

    Batch 64

    A series of show-stopper Scotch whiskies this week from Compass Box, Glenfarclas and Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 63 Batch 63 Batch 63 New Whiskies 23 September 2016

    Batch 63

    Dave Broom brings a mixed bag of flavours from Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Wolfburn.

  • Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 New Whiskies 19 September 2016

    Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016

    Auchroisk, Brora, Cambus, Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Linkwood, Port Ellen and more.

  • Batch 61 Batch 61 Batch 61 New Whiskies 16 September 2016

    Batch 61

    A double dose of Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Glenfiddich Scotch whiskies from Dave Broom this week.

  • Batch 60 Batch 60 Batch 60 New Whiskies 09 September 2016

    Batch 60

    Explore the Highlands with these new whiskies from Ardmore, Glen Garioch, Glen Ord and Tomatin.

  • Batch 59 Batch 59 Batch 59 New Whiskies 02 September 2016

    Batch 59

    Dave Broom grapples with grains, including Caledonian, Haig Club Clubman and Port Dundas.

  • Batch 58 Batch 58 Batch 58 New Whiskies 26 August 2016

    Batch 58

    A peaty pile-up this week with the latest Elements of Islay bottlings, Bowmore and Johnnie Walker.

  • Batch 57 Batch 57 Batch 57 New Whiskies 19 August 2016

    Batch 57

    A quartet of revamped Dalmores, Kilkerran goes to secondary school and Cù Bòcan re-emerges.

  • Batch 56 Batch 56 Batch 56 New Whiskies 12 August 2016

    Batch 56

    A contrasting collection of whiskies this week, from a smoky Ledaig to a rich, fruity Tomatin.

  • Batch 55 Batch 55 Batch 55 New Whiskies 05 August 2016

    Batch 55

    Grains are a go-go this week, with whiskies from Invergordon, North British and Caledonian.

  • Batch 54 Batch 54 Batch 54 New Whiskies 28 July 2016

    Batch 54

    A selection of very youthful drams dominates this week, with whiskies from Ardbeg and Caol Ila.

  • Batch 53 Batch 53 Batch 53 New Whiskies 22 July 2016

    Batch 53

    This week’s whiskies include a smattering of Old Perth, Bunnahabhain, Dailuaine and Glendullan.

  • Batch 52 Batch 52 Batch 52 New Whiskies 15 July 2016

    Batch 52

    Dave Broom pours out his thoughts on a ‘monster’ Mortlach and Cadenhead blended grain.

  • Batch 51 Batch 51 Batch 51 New Whiskies 08 July 2016

    Batch 51

    Two Black Bull bottlings, a double whammy from Blair Athol, a Glentauchers 6YO and a 42YO Tobermory.

  • Batch 50 Batch 50 Batch 50 New Whiskies 01 July 2016

    Batch 50

    A trio of 17-year-olds from Benriach, Tomatin and Tormore, plus Cù Bòcan and a 1970s Benromach.

  • Batch 49 Batch 49 Batch 49 New Whiskies 24 June 2016

    Batch 49

    New whiskies this week include Balvenie Tun 1509, Glen Moray Sherry Cask, Highland Park and Jura.

  • Batch 48 Batch 48 Batch 48 New Whiskies 17 June 2016

    Batch 48

    Young and old Glen Grant, Longmorn, Aultmore, Linkwood and Strathisla bottlings represent Speyside.

  • Batch 47 Batch 47 Batch 47 New Whiskies 10 June 2016

    Batch 47

    Dave Broom gets to grips with six indie bottlings from Adelphi, Boutique-y and Sutcliffe & Son.

  • Batch 46 Batch 46 Batch 46 New Whiskies 03 June 2016

    Batch 46

    This week’s haul includes some Feis outliers, a brace of Arrans and a new Glen Grant.

  • Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 New Whiskies 31 May 2016

    Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1

    Ardbeg, plus three each from Bowmore and Bruichladdich, in the first part of our festival special.

  • Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 New Whiskies 31 May 2016

    Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2

    Our festival special ends with Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Jura, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.

  • Batch 43 Batch 43 Batch 43 New Whiskies 27 May 2016

    Batch 43

    Aberlour, Balvenie, Fettercairn, Girvan, Invergordon and Mortlach – and not an NAS in sight.

  • Batch 42 Batch 42 Batch 42 New Whiskies 20 May 2016

    Batch 42

    Islay whiskies to mark the start of Fèis Ìle, with peat to the fore – but not altogether dominating.

  • Batch 41 Batch 41 Batch 41 New Whiskies 13 May 2016

    Batch 41

    This week’s haul includes appearances from Springbank, Teaninich, Cragganmore and an ancient blend.

  • Batch 40 Batch 40 Batch 40 New Whiskies 06 May 2016

    Batch 40

    Two newies from Compass Box, a pair of Boutique-y bottlings, a Benromach and a Highland Park.

  • Batch 39 Batch 39 Batch 39 New Whiskies 29 April 2016

    Batch 39

    Dave Broom on a trio of grains, a brace of micro-provenance Bruichladdichs and a Tullibardine.

  • Batch 38 Batch 38 Batch 38 New Whiskies 22 April 2016

    Batch 38

    A malts tour stopping at Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman, Dailuaine, Glen Moray, Lochside and Teaninich.

  • Batch 37 Batch 37 Batch 37 New Whiskies 15 April 2016

    Batch 37

    High scores and diverse styles are the highlights of this week’s six-strong single malt offering.

  • Batch 36 Batch 36 Batch 36 New Whiskies 08 April 2016

    Batch 36

    Two 50-year-olds from Glenfarclas and Last Drop, plus three Singleton of Glendullans and The Trojan.

  • Batch 35 Batch 35 Batch 35 New Whiskies 01 April 2016

    Batch 35

    It’s springtime in new whisky corner as two Bruichladdichs, three Glencadams and a Glen Moray arise.

  • Batch 34 Batch 34 Batch 34 New Whiskies 25 March 2016

    Batch 34

    Tasting notes on Highland Park Ice, Grant’s Elementary, Deanston Organic and Benriach Cask Strength.

  • Batch 33 Batch 33 Batch 33 New Whiskies 18 March 2016

    Batch 33

    This week’s new whiskies include Arran 18, Laphroaig Lore, and two duty free Auchentoshans.

  • Batch 32 Batch 32 Batch 32 New Whiskies 11 March 2016

    Batch 32

    Two Craigellachies, Springbank Local Barley, Macallan Edition No 1, Wolfburn and Shetland Reel.

  • Batch 31 Batch 31 Batch 31 New Whiskies 04 March 2016

    Batch 31

    An assortment of treats this week from the likes of Lagavulin, Kilchoman, Glenmorangie and anCnoc.

  • Batch 30 Batch 30 Batch 30 New Whiskies 26 February 2016

    Batch 30

    Smoky drams from Ledaig, Bunnahabhain, Elements of Islay and Rock Oyster, plus Jura and Strathmill.

  • Batch 29 Batch 29 Batch 29 New Whiskies 19 February 2016

    Batch 29

    Dave Broom tastes three Hazelwood blends, a Girvan grain, plus Glen Moray and The Glenlivet malts.

  • Batch 28 Batch 28 Batch 28 New Whiskies 12 February 2016

    Batch 28

    Featuring a peaty Angel’s Nectar, two indie grain bottlings plus an impressive 12-year-old blend.

  • Batch 27 Batch 27 Batch 27 New Whiskies 05 February 2016

    Batch 27

    The first release from Ailsa Bay lands on Dave Broom’s doorstep this week, alongside other delights.

  • Batch 26 Batch 26 Batch 26 New Whiskies 29 January 2016

    Batch 26

    This week Becky Paskin gets acquainted with four new Wemyss Malts releases plus two peaty drams.

  • Batch 25 Batch 25 Batch 25 New Whiskies 22 January 2016

    Batch 25

    Dave Broom detects a sweet theme developing while tasting this week’s new whiskies.

  • Batch 24 Batch 24 Batch 24 New Whiskies 15 January 2016

    Batch 24

    Longmorn’s new NAS, Diageo’s Whiskey Union duo, Balblair 2005 and two silent distillery drams.

  • Batch 23 Batch 23 Batch 23 New Whiskies 08 January 2016

    Batch 23

    Dave Broom inspects G&M’s Wood Makes the Whisky series, alongside a rare 1950 Glen Grant.

  • Batch 22 Batch 22 Batch 22 New Whiskies 18 December 2015

    Batch 22

    R&B Distillers’ first whiskies and Talisker’s new NAS feature in this week’s tasting notes.

  • Batch 21 Batch 21 Batch 21 New Whiskies 11 December 2015

    Batch 21

    Glenturret’s new single malt range, two wood-influenced Ballantine's and JW&S 2016 Private Edition.

  • Batch 20 Batch 20 Batch 20 New Whiskies 04 December 2015

    Batch 20

    A 48- and 5-year-old malt bookend three IBs and a Deanston in Dave Broom's latest tasting.

  • Batch 19 Batch 19 Batch 19 New Whiskies 27 November 2015

    Batch 19

    Featuring blends from The Last Drop, Royal Salute and Chivas Regal – plus Kininvie and Scapa malts.

  • Batch 18 Batch 18 Batch 18 New Whiskies 20 November 2015

    Batch 18

    Last of the Bowmore Devil’s Cask bottlings, a smoky anCnoc and the new NAS foursome from Glenrothes.

  • Batch 17 Batch 17 Batch 17 New Whiskies 13 November 2015

    Batch 17

    A 1-2-3 of malts from Loch Lomond Group: three Glen Scotias, two Inchmurrins and a Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases New Whiskies 09 November 2015

    Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases

    The discount retailer’s seasonal Scotches, including three aged blends and two mature malts.

  • Batch 15 Batch 15 Batch 15 New Whiskies 06 November 2015

    Batch 15

    Malts from Ardmore and Laphroaig rub shoulders with grains from Port Dundas and Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 14 Batch 14 Batch 14 New Whiskies 30 October 2015

    Batch 14

    A duet of Dalmores, a brace of Bunnahabhains, plus a new Benromach and an Arran limited edition.

  • Batch 13 Batch 13 Batch 13 New Whiskies 23 October 2015

    Batch 13

    An aged Cally grain, a Dailuaine and two Caol Ilas, a Glenmorangie and a Compass Box blended malt.

  • Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 New Whiskies 19 October 2015

    Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015

    Port Ellen, Brora, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Dailuaine, Pittyvaich and The Cally.

  • Batch 11 Batch 11 Batch 11 New Whiskies 16 October 2015

    Batch 11

    Six indie bottlings, featuring Aultmore, Benriach, Glen Grant, Glentauchers, Imperial and Linkwood.

  • Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 New Whiskies 14 October 2015

    Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1

    Five new Balvenie whiskies pay tribute to malt master David Stewart. But are they any good?

  • Batch 9 Batch 9 Batch 9 New Whiskies 09 October 2015

    Batch 9

    Two bovine blends, surrealist art and a peaty finish feature in this week's selection of whiskies.

  • Batch 8 Batch 8 Batch 8 New Whiskies 02 October 2015

    Batch 8

    Dave Broom's tasting notes on a trio of indie bottlings, two Deverons and a supercharged Ardbeg.

  • Batch 7 Batch 7 Batch 7 New Whiskies 25 September 2015

    Batch 7

    One of these whiskies is described as ‘truly glorious’, earning our highest score yet. But which?

  • Batch 6 Batch 6 Batch 6 New Whiskies 18 September 2015

    Batch 6

    Three flavour-named blended malts; two singles from Burn Stewart; one delightful NAS Glenfarclas.

  • Batch 5 Batch 5 Batch 5 New Whiskies 11 September 2015

    Batch 5

    Plenty of single grain this week, alongside two blends – including a rye-accented Johnnie Walker.

  • Batch 4 Batch 4 Batch 4 New Whiskies 04 September 2015

    Batch 4

    Independents dominate this collection of single malts, with an old Littlemill to the fore.

  • Batch 3 Batch 3 Batch 3 New Whiskies 28 August 2015

    Batch 3

    A Highland-accented collection, including a quartet of Balblair vintages and an NAS Dalwhinnie.

  • Batch 2 Batch 2 Batch 2 New Whiskies 21 August 2015

    Batch 2

    From Jura to Dalmore via Islay and Oban, six more new whiskies get the Dave Broom tasting treatment.

  • Batch 1 Batch 1 Batch 1 New Whiskies 14 August 2015

    Batch 1

    Dave Broom assesses six new whiskies, including a trio of Glenlivet travel retail bottlings.

  • Tasting notes explained Tasting notes explained Tasting notes explained New Whiskies 01 July 2015

    Tasting notes explained

    Guide to our tasting notes and scoring.

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