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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Batch 183 Batch 183 Batch 183 New Whiskies 18 January 2019

    Batch 183

    Pitting Master of Malt against Gordon & MacPhail as both bottlers take on Chivas distilleries.

  • Batch 182: Game of Thrones Single Malts Batch 182: Game of Thrones Single Malts Batch 182: Game of Thrones Single Malts New Whiskies 11 January 2019

    Batch 182: Game of Thrones Single Malts

    Editor Becky Paskin delivers her verdict on the much-anticipated Game of Thrones single malts.

  • Batch 181 Batch 181 Batch 181 New Whiskies 04 January 2019

    Batch 181

    Aberfeldy’s Madeira finishes, a single cask Springbank, two James Eadies and a 1990 Cù Bòcan.

  • Batch 180 Batch 180 Batch 180 New Whiskies 21 December 2018

    Batch 180

    Dave Broom rounds out the year with a party of Pulteneys and Big Peat’s annual festive bottling.

  • Batch 179 Batch 179 Batch 179 New Whiskies 14 December 2018

    Batch 179

    Teeling’s first release, Red Spot, Prince Charles’ Royal Lochnagar and that Amazon Bowmore.

  • Batch 178 Batch 178 Batch 178 New Whiskies 07 December 2018

    Batch 178

    A gaggle of Glenrothes vie for attention this week, plus Johnnie Walker’s Midnight Blend.

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  • Batch 177 Batch 177 Batch 177 New Whiskies 30 November 2018

    Batch 177

    BenRiach Sherry Wood and a quintet of Glens, headed by Glengoyne’s latest Teapot Dram.

  • Batch 176 Batch 176 Batch 176 New Whiskies 23 November 2018

    Batch 176

    A Black Friday special, with malts from Orkney, Campbeltown, Glen Moray and Glentauchers.

  • Batch 175 Batch 175 Batch 175 New Whiskies 16 November 2018

    Batch 175

    North British’s first commercial release, plus whiskies from Arran, Glenfarclas and Linkwood.

  • Batch 174 Batch 174 Batch 174 New Whiskies 09 November 2018

    Batch 174

    A sextet of Bruichladdichs come calling this week, including a trio of new Octomores.

  • Batch 173 Batch 173 Batch 173 New Whiskies 02 November 2018

    Batch 173

    It’s a Bunna’ bonanza this week, as Dave Broom tastes six drams from the Islay distillery.

  • Batch 172 Batch 172 Batch 172 New Whiskies 26 October 2018

    Batch 172

    A quartet of whiskies from Deanston and Tobermory are bolstered by an elder Tomatin and Mortlach.

  • Batch 171 Batch 171 Batch 171 New Whiskies 19 October 2018

    Batch 171

    Johnnie Walker’s White Walker and 2018’s Flaming Heart are joined by a gaggle of grains.

  • Batch 170 Batch 170 Batch 170 New Whiskies 12 October 2018

    Batch 170

    Starting with Ardbeg Twenty Something, Dave Broom gets immersed in Scotland’s island whiskies.

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  • Batch 169 Batch 169 Batch 169 New Whiskies 05 October 2018

    Batch 169

    This week’s reviews include Balvenie DoubleWood 25, Aerstone and GlenDronach 15 Revival.

  • Batch 168 Batch 168 Batch 168 New Whiskies 01 October 2018

    Batch 168

    Age and time is the theme this week, with Ghost and Rare, Linkwood and a quartet of old Longmorns.

  • Batch 167 Batch 167 Batch 167 New Whiskies 21 September 2018

    Batch 167

    Ardgowan’s Expedition, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage and four indie Macduffs and Miltonduffs.

  • Batch 166 Batch 166 Batch 166 New Whiskies 14 September 2018

    Batch 166

    Getting to grips with GlenAllachie’s new core range, as well as two stunners from Asta Morris.

  • Batch 165 Batch 165 Batch 165 New Whiskies 06 September 2018

    Batch 165

    A barrage of Highland Parks bound for duty free, plus the milestone Benromach Cask No 1.

  • Batch 164: Diageo Special Releases 2018 Batch 164: Diageo Special Releases 2018 Batch 164: Diageo Special Releases 2018 New Whiskies 03 September 2018

    Batch 164: Diageo Special Releases 2018

    The annual line-up, featuring a handful of rarities alongside a number of old favourites.

  • Batch 163 Batch 163 Batch 163 New Whiskies 31 August 2018

    Batch 163

    Jameson Bow Street 18, Jura One For You, Method & Madness Hungarian Oak and Wolfburn Langskip.

  • Batch 162 Batch 162 Batch 162 New Whiskies 24 August 2018

    Batch 162

    Two 90+ pointers from Adelphi, The Famous Grouse’s Cask Series, plus Tomatin Moscatel finish.

  • Batch 161 Batch 161 Batch 161 New Whiskies 17 August 2018

    Batch 161

    Another investigation of a single malt at varying ages. This time, it’s Glenrothes’ turn.

  • Batch 160 Batch 160 Batch 160 New Whiskies 10 August 2018

    Batch 160

    A concatenation of Caol Ilas with a couple of neighbours thrown in for good measure.

  • Batch 159 Batch 159 Batch 159 New Whiskies 03 August 2018

    Batch 159

    Three lesser-known Speyside distilleries in the shape of Glen Spey, Speyburn and Strathmill.

  • Batch 158 Batch 158 Batch 158 New Whiskies 27 July 2018

    Batch 158

    Glenfiddich Fire & Cane, Macallan Edition No 4, Talisker 40 and Mortlach’s new core range.

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  • Batch 157 Batch 157 Batch 157 New Whiskies 20 July 2018

    Batch 157

    Three malts, three grains: Balblair, Glentauchers, Cambus, North British and Strathclyde.

  • Batch 156 Batch 156 Batch 156 New Whiskies 13 July 2018

    Batch 156

    It’s all about BenRiach this week, with Temporis 21-year-old, plus five single cask bottlings.

  • Batch 155 Batch 155 Batch 155 New Whiskies 06 July 2018

    Batch 155

    A bevy of Bunnahabhains, including a resurrected bottler and a fascinating maturation project.

  • Batch 154 Batch 154 Batch 154 New Whiskies 29 June 2018

    Batch 154

    Bushmills and Redbreast from Ireland, plus Glenmorangie, Glen Scotia and Jura from Scotland.

  • Batch 153 Batch 153 Batch 153 New Whiskies 22 June 2018

    Batch 153

    Blends, malts, and blended malts, including Clynelish, Glengoyne and Compass Box Delilah’s.

  • Batch 152 Batch 152 Batch 152 New Whiskies 15 June 2018

    Batch 152

    Linkwood, Dailuaine, Inchgower and Tamdhu from Speyside, plus a lone interloper from Arran.

  • Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 New Whiskies 11 June 2018

    Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018

    Delayed, but worth the wait, as Becky Paskin reviews Campbeltown’s festival editions.

  • Batch 151 Batch 151 Batch 151 New Whiskies 08 June 2018

    Batch 151

    A duo from Ben Nevis and a Highland Park quartet find a musical match in dirty blues and deep soul.

  • Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 3 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 3 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 3 New Whiskies 05 June 2018

    Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 3

    Independent bottlings for the Islay Festival, including Bowmore, Bunnahabhain and Laphroaig.

  • Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 2 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 2 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 2 New Whiskies 04 June 2018

    Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 2

    The second batch of festival bottlings: Kilchoman, Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Port Charlotte.

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