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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Batch 131 Batch 131 Batch 131 New Whiskies 19 January 2018

    Batch 131

    Blends, grains and malts: Cadenhead, Cambus, Dufftown, James Eadie, Linkwood and Strathclyde.

  • Batch 130 Batch 130 Batch 130 New Whiskies 12 January 2018

    Batch 130

    Five rarely seen Speyside malts: Glenburgie, Glenlossie, Mannochmore, Miltonduff and Strathmill.

  • Batch 129 Batch 129 Batch 129 New Whiskies 05 January 2018

    Batch 129

    A sweet theme unites malts from Glen Moray, GlenDronach, Glengoyne, Glenmorangie and Pulteney.

  • Batch 128 Batch 128 Batch 128 New Whiskies 22 December 2017

    Batch 128

    Two mature BenRiachs, plus indie-bottled Blair Athol, Craigellachie, Glen Keith and Tomatin.

  • Batch 127 Batch 127 Batch 127 New Whiskies 15 December 2017

    Batch 127

    Two blends, including the latest Johnnie Walker, three Bowmores, three 90-plus scores.

  • Batch 126 Batch 126 Batch 126 New Whiskies 08 December 2017

    Batch 126

    A quartet of Glenglassaugh wood finishes, accompanied by two indie-bottled Bunnahabhains.

  • Batch 125 Batch 125 Batch 125 New Whiskies 01 December 2017

    Batch 125

    A Laddie-fest as four Bruichladdichs are tasted, plus a Fettercairn and the latest Highland Park.

  • Batch 124 Batch 124 Batch 124 New Whiskies 24 November 2017

    Batch 124

    A mixed bag including Ballantines’ trio of single malts, The Gauldrons and two from Wemyss.

  • Batch 123 Batch 123 Batch 123 New Whiskies 17 November 2017

    Batch 123

    The verdict on Loch Lomond 50-Year-Old, and lots of peat: Bowmore, Caol Ila, Ledaig and Croftengea.

  • Batch 122 Batch 122 Batch 122 New Whiskies 10 November 2017

    Batch 122

    Youth meets maturity with Benromach, Glengoyne, Glenlossie, Glenrothes, Imperial and Tullibardine.

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  • Batch 121: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3 Batch 121: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3 Batch 121: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3 New Whiskies 03 November 2017

    Batch 121: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3

    Our editor Becky Paskin takes a journey through time with Balvenie’s DCS Compendium Chapter 3.

  • Batch 120 Batch 120 Batch 120 New Whiskies 27 October 2017

    Batch 120

    Octomore’s 08 series, Kilchoman 2009 and Red Wine Cask Matured, plus Ardbeg Twenty Something.

  • Batch 119 Batch 119 Batch 119 New Whiskies 20 October 2017

    Batch 119

    A stunning whisky line-up: 70yo Glenlivet, experimental Johnnie Walker, Compass Box and Wolfburn.

  • Batch 118 Batch 118 Batch 118 New Whiskies 13 October 2017

    Batch 118

    Tasting three Glen Morays, Tomatin Earth, Cù Bòcan 2006 and Ardnamurchan’s latest spirit release.

  • Batch 117 Batch 117 Batch 117 New Whiskies 06 October 2017

    Batch 117

    Taking it easy with Highland Park Magnus, Dewar’s 25, Balvenie Peat Week and The Art of Whisky.

  • Batch 116: BenRiach Single Casks Batch 116: BenRiach Single Casks Batch 116: BenRiach Single Casks New Whiskies 29 September 2017

    Batch 116: BenRiach Single Casks

    The Speyside distillery is this week’s focus with seven single cask bottlings under the microscope.

  • Batch 115 Batch 115 Batch 115 New Whiskies 22 September 2017

    Batch 115

    GlenDronach Kingsman, Jura One and All, Glen Scotia 18-year-old and Benromach Triple Distilled.

  • Batch 114 Batch 114 Batch 114 New Whiskies 15 September 2017

    Batch 114

    Dave Broom tries spirits from the opposite ends of the age spectrum in this week’s reviews.

  • Batch 113: Diageo Special Releases 2017 Batch 113: Diageo Special Releases 2017 Batch 113: Diageo Special Releases 2017 New Whiskies 12 September 2017

    Batch 113: Diageo Special Releases 2017

    Our editors assess this year’s eagerly anticipated collection of Scotch whiskies from Diageo.

  • Batch 112 Batch 112 Batch 112 New Whiskies 08 September 2017

    Batch 112

    Five blended malts and one blend do battle as Dave Broom leaves single malts behind for a week.

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