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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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