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Whisky Reviews

  • Batch 209: Daftmill 2006 single casks Batch 209: Daftmill 2006 single casks Batch 209: Daftmill 2006 single casks New Whiskies 12 July 2019

    Batch 209: Daftmill 2006 single casks

    This week sees Dave Broom dive into a delirium of exclusive Daftmill whiskies.

  • Batch 208: Distell Limited Releases 2019 Batch 208: Distell Limited Releases 2019 Batch 208: Distell Limited Releases 2019 New Whiskies 10 July 2019

    Batch 208: Distell Limited Releases 2019

    This year’s series includes single malts from Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig and Tobermory.

  • Batch 207 Batch 207 Batch 207 New Whiskies 05 July 2019

    Batch 207

    Port Askaig, Linkwood and Wemyss Malts complete the line-up of whiskies this week.

  • Rare Batch 68 Rare Batch 68 Rare Batch 68 Old & Rare 03 July 2019

    Rare Batch 68

    Angus MacRaild samples a trio of 1970s whiskies from Dallas Dhu, Macallan and Scapa.

  • Batch 206 Batch 206 Batch 206 New Whiskies 28 June 2019

    Batch 206

    Macallan Boutique Collection joins bottlings from Adelphi, James Eadie and Thompson Bros.

  • Batch 205 Batch 205 Batch 205 New Whiskies 21 June 2019

    Batch 205

    BrewDog’s Boilermaker Series joins bottlings from Thompson Brothers and The Whisky Agency.

  • Rare Batch 67 Rare Batch 67 Rare Batch 67 Old & Rare 19 June 2019

    Rare Batch 67

    A ‘thrilling’ 1980s Dailuaine joins a ‘60s Bruichladdich and an unusual Caperdonich.

  • Batch 204 Batch 204 Batch 204 New Whiskies 14 June 2019

    Batch 204

    Compass Box’s No Name No. 2 and Whyte & Mackay’s Light join four indie bottlings.

  • Batch 203 Batch 203 Batch 203 New Whiskies 07 June 2019

    Batch 203

    The Islay Fest continues with Scarabus, Aerolite Lyndsay and a smattering of Fèis Ìle drams.

  • Rare Batch 66 Rare Batch 66 Rare Batch 66 Old & Rare 05 June 2019

    Rare Batch 66

    A trio of Islay whiskies, including the oldest Caol Ila ever bottled, deliver high scores.

  • Fèis Ìle 2019 Official Bottlings Fèis Ìle 2019 Official Bottlings Fèis Ìle 2019 Official Bottlings New Whiskies 31 May 2019

    Fèis Ìle 2019 Official Bottlings

    A round-up of 2019’s official Islay Festival whiskies, including Ardbeg, Bowmore and Octomore.

  • Batch 201 Batch 201 Batch 201 New Whiskies 24 May 2019

    Batch 201

    The new Balvenie Stories range leads a Glenlivet, a GlenDronach and The Moffat blend.

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  • Rare Batch 65 Rare Batch 65 Rare Batch 65 Old & Rare 22 May 2019

    Rare Batch 65

    Angus MacRaild visits Balblair, Pulteney and Tomatin with three drams distilled in the 1960s.

  • Batch 200 Batch 200 Batch 200 New Whiskies 17 May 2019

    Batch 200

    A Gordon & MacPhail quartet, GlenDronach’s Boynsmill and Highland Park’s Twisted Tattoo.

  • Batch 199 Batch 199 Batch 199 New Whiskies 10 May 2019

    Batch 199

    Three fruity, mature old grains, a 1980s Coleburn plus a bold new Benromach.

  • Rare Batch 64 Rare Batch 64 Rare Batch 64 Old & Rare 08 May 2019

    Rare Batch 64

    An elegant post-war Glen Grant, an opinion-dividing ’70s Ledaig and waxy ’60s Tullibardine.

  • Batch 198 Batch 198 Batch 198 New Whiskies 03 May 2019

    Batch 198

    Port Askaig’s 10th anniversary malt, plus Benrinnes, Caol Ila and Linkwood from the indies.

  • Batch 197 Batch 197 Batch 197 New Whiskies 26 April 2019

    Batch 197

    Compass Box’s Calvados-Scotch blend, plus the first releases from the Whisky Sponge.

  • Rare Batch 63 Rare Batch 63 Rare Batch 63 Old & Rare 24 April 2019

    Rare Batch 63

    Exploring a Gordon & MacPhail trio of 40% abv whiskies, including two Glens and an Ardbeg.

  • Batch 196 Batch 196 Batch 196 New Whiskies 19 April 2019

    Batch 196

    Indie bottlers Cadenhead and Asta Morris duke it out with Tomatin and Writers’ Tears.

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  • Batch 195 Batch 195 Batch 195 New Whiskies 12 April 2019

    Batch 195

    Dave Broom burns through a smoky Islay quartet, a Sherried Benromach and Wolfburn’s new release.

  • Rare Batch 62 Rare Batch 62 Rare Batch 62 Old & Rare 10 April 2019

    Rare Batch 62

    Three more rare Moon Import whiskies from Dalmore, Glen Garioch and North British.

  • Batch 194 Batch 194 Batch 194 New Whiskies 05 April 2019

    Batch 194

    A Tamdhu trio vie with Glenlivet’s Winchester malt and Whisky Works’ newest releases.

  • Batch 193 Batch 193 Batch 193 New Whiskies 29 March 2019

    Batch 193

    Blends take centre stage with Berry Bros’ Perspective Series, with a malt cameo from Scapa.

  • Rare Batch 61 Rare Batch 61 Rare Batch 61 Old & Rare 27 March 2019

    Rare Batch 61

    Moon Import’s revered Costume Series gets an airing in this week’s rare whisky reviews.

  • Batch 192 Batch 192 Batch 192 New Whiskies 22 March 2019

    Batch 192

    Dave Broom goes rummaging through some lesser-known distilleries (and Aberfeldy) this week.

  • Batch 191 Batch 191 Batch 191 New Whiskies 15 March 2019

    Batch 191

    An old Benromach, a blended malt and Daftmill’s Winter Release surround a trio of Tomatins.

  • Rare Batch 60 Rare Batch 60 Rare Batch 60 Old & Rare 13 March 2019

    Rare Batch 60

    An ‘80s Ballantine’s, ‘60s Glen Albyn and ‘70s Glenlivet deliver impressively high scores.

  • Batch 190 Batch 190 Batch 190 New Whiskies 08 March 2019

    Batch 190

    From Ardbeg Drum to Littlemill 40, this week’s reviews run the length and breadth of Scotland.

  • Batch 189 Batch 189 Batch 189 New Whiskies 01 March 2019

    Batch 189

    It’s a feast this week with Octomore 10, Rosebank Jealousy and a Sherried single grain.

  • Rare Batch 59 Rare Batch 59 Rare Batch 59 Old & Rare 27 February 2019

    Rare Batch 59

    Exploring more affordable rare whiskies with 1980s Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie and Longmorn.

  • Batch 188 Batch 188 Batch 188 New Whiskies 22 February 2019

    Batch 188

    Four Annandale single casks lead a James Eadie Aultmore and acacia-matured Bushmills.

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  • Batch 187 Batch 187 Batch 187 New Whiskies 15 February 2019

    Batch 187

    A quartet of indie-bottled Caol Ilas, a spooky Macduff and Arran's oldest core release yet.

  • Rare Batch 58 Rare Batch 58 Rare Batch 58 Old & Rare 13 February 2019

    Rare Batch 58

    A ‘gutsy’ ‘90s Sherried Bowmore, alongside textbook examples of ‘70s Bruichladdich and Caol Ila.

  • Batch 186 Batch 186 Batch 186 New Whiskies 08 February 2019

    Batch 186

    Two blended malts – Compass Box Juveniles and a 43-year-old Speyside – bookend four indie bottlings.

  • Batch 185 Batch 185 Batch 185 New Whiskies 01 February 2019

    Batch 185

    Glenmorangie Allta, Arbikie rye, Kingsbarns’ first release plus two Cardrona hatchlings.

  • Rare Batch 57 Rare Batch 57 Rare Batch 57 Old & Rare 30 January 2019

    Rare Batch 57

    Three ‘70s and ‘80s bottlings from cult distilleries Brora, Glenlochy and Glenugie.

  • Batch 184 Batch 184 Batch 184 New Whiskies 25 January 2019

    Batch 184

    Dave Broom samples six truly venerable whiskies totalling an impressive 316 years old.

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