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Whisky Reviews

  • Batch 215 Batch 215 Batch 215 New Whiskies 16 August 2019

    Batch 215

    A chocolatey Springbank, meaty Ledaig, plus Rock Island’s new maritime blended malts.

  • Rare Batch 71 Rare Batch 71 Rare Batch 71 Old & Rare 14 August 2019

    Rare Batch 71

    Dusting off three rare Signatory bottlings of Craigduff, Kinclaith and Rare Ayrshire/Ladyburn.

  • Batch 214 Batch 214 Batch 214 New Whiskies 09 August 2019

    Batch 214

    Jameson Triple Triple, GlenAllachie’s Wood Finish range plus Loch Lomond’s latest releases.

  • Batch 213 Batch 213 Batch 213 New Whiskies 02 August 2019

    Batch 213

    Jura’s Time and Tide meet bottlings from Ardmore, Auchroisk, Imperial and Miltonduff.

  • Rare Batch 70 Rare Batch 70 Rare Batch 70 Old & Rare 31 July 2019

    Rare Batch 70

    A trio of Islay whiskies from Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Port Ellen impress Angus MacRaild.

  • Batch 212 Batch 212 Batch 212 New Whiskies 26 July 2019

    Batch 212

    Whiskies by Royal Salute and Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare put lost distilleries into focus.

  • Batch 211: The Secret Speyside Collection Batch 211: The Secret Speyside Collection Batch 211: The Secret Speyside Collection New Whiskies 24 July 2019

    Batch 211: The Secret Speyside Collection

    Thirteen new single malts from Caperdonich, Longmorn, Glen Keith and Braes of Glenlivet.

  • Batch 210 Batch 210 Batch 210 New Whiskies 19 July 2019

    Batch 210

    A collection of young Caol Ila bottlings meets Peat Chimney blended malt from Wemyss.

  • Rare Batch 69 Rare Batch 69 Rare Batch 69 Old & Rare 17 July 2019

    Rare Batch 69

    Three less heralded whiskies, including single malts from Ardmore, Glendullan and Millburn.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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