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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 1 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 1 Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 1 New Whiskies 04 June 2018

    Fèis Ìle 2018 Batch 1

    Our round-up of Islay Festival bottlings starts with Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila.

  • Batch 150 Batch 150 Batch 150 New Whiskies 01 June 2018

    Batch 150

    Tasting Gordon & MacPhail’s new Discovery range, plus maiden releases from Daftmill and Eden Mill.

  • Batch 149 Batch 149 Batch 149 New Whiskies 25 May 2018

    Batch 149

    A smoky Islay special, including two single malts each from Caol Ila, Kilchoman and Peat’s Beast.

  • Batch 148 Batch 148 Batch 148 New Whiskies 18 May 2018

    Batch 148

    Diversity reigns: 50-year-old Macallan, peated anCnoc, two Macduffs, two wine cask finishes.

  • Batch 147 Batch 147 Batch 147 New Whiskies 11 May 2018

    Batch 147

    A Speyside special featuring Glenlivet, GlenAllachie, Glen Elgin, Benromach, Tamdhu and Benrinnes.

  • Batch 146 Batch 146 Batch 146 New Whiskies 04 May 2018

    Batch 146

    Four Islay whiskies, including Ardbeg and Bunnahabhain, plus Glenlivet and Aultmore from the SMWS.

  • Batch 145 Batch 145 Batch 145 New Whiskies 27 April 2018

    Batch 145

    Two single malts, two single grains, two blended malts: a mixed bag of new whisky releases.

  • Batch 144 Batch 144 Batch 144 New Whiskies 20 April 2018

    Batch 144

    Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989, plus two Aultmores, Bunnahabhain, Glen Garioch and Teaninich.

  • Batch 143 Batch 143 Batch 143 New Whiskies 13 April 2018

    Batch 143

    Two Balblair vintages, Dalmore 45, Cadenhead Creations plus two Mossburn blended malts.

  • Batch 142: GlenAllachie Single Casks Batch 142: GlenAllachie Single Casks Batch 142: GlenAllachie Single Casks New Whiskies 06 April 2018

    Batch 142: GlenAllachie Single Casks

    A release of six single cask single malts from the Speyside distillery, from 1978 to 1991.

  • Batch 141 Batch 141 Batch 141 New Whiskies 30 March 2018

    Batch 141

    Gordon & MacPhail’s 1956 Linkwood, plus Tomintoul and an intriguing quartet of blended malts.

  • Batch 140 Batch 140 Batch 140 New Whiskies 23 March 2018

    Batch 140

    Only two distilleries this week: Ardbeg Grooves Committee bottling and the new Jura range.

  • Batch 139 Batch 139 Batch 139 New Whiskies 16 March 2018

    Batch 139

    Three Bs – Balmenach, Benrinnes and Bowmore – and three Glens – Scotia, Moray and Glenlossie.

  • Batch 138 Batch 138 Batch 138 New Whiskies 09 March 2018

    Batch 138

    New Compass Box Hedonism, Bladnoch Bicentennial, BenRiach, Aultmore, Glenallachie and Glen Spey.

  • Batch 137 Batch 137 Batch 137 New Whiskies 02 March 2018

    Batch 137

    Seven of GlenDronach’s 15 single cask releases for 2018 – all Sherry-matured bar one Port pipe.

  • Batch 136 Batch 136 Batch 136 New Whiskies 23 February 2018

    Batch 136

    Three grains, three malts: GlenDronach, Aultmore, Carsebridge, North British and Wolfburn.

  • Batch 135 Batch 135 Batch 135 New Whiskies 16 February 2018

    Batch 135

    An Irish special: Green Spot, The Irishman, Jameson, Midleton, Retronaut and Writer’s Tears.

  • Batch 134 Batch 134 Batch 134 New Whiskies 09 February 2018

    Batch 134

    A dark and richly flavoured theme, with Benrinnes, Mortlach, Dailuaine, Highland Park and The E&K.

  • Batch 133 Batch 133 Batch 133 New Whiskies 02 February 2018

    Batch 133

    Dave Broom reviews Glenmorangie Spìos, Tullibardine 1962 and Tomatin Metal and Water.

  • Batch 132 Batch 132 Batch 132 New Whiskies 26 January 2018

    Batch 132

    Three Irish whiskeys this week, plus the return of Crabbie’s to Scotch and an Islay single malt.

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