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  • 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 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 130 Batch 130 Batch 130 New Whiskies 12 January 2018

    Batch 130

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

  • 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 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 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 16: Lidl Limited Releases Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases New Whiskies 09 November 2015

    Batch 16: Lidl Limited Releases

    The discount retailer’s seasonal Scotches, including three aged blends and two mature malts.

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

    Batch 122

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

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 111 Batch 111 Batch 111 New Whiskies 01 September 2017

    Batch 111

    The new Ardbeg An Oa, Glenmorangie Astar plus four Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels.

  • 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.

  • Batch 89 Batch 89 Batch 89 New Whiskies 31 March 2017

    Batch 89

    Thoughts on the latest whiskies from Benromach, Glen Moray, Ledaig and Tomatin.

  • Batch 87: Irish whiskey Batch 87: Irish whiskey Batch 87: Irish whiskey New Whiskies 17 March 2017

    Batch 87: Irish whiskey

    The first non-Scotch set of whiskies features five new Irish releases in time for St Patrick’s Day.

  • Batch 76 Batch 76 Batch 76 New Whiskies 23 December 2016

    Batch 76

    Bowmore, Glenmorangie, Hazelburn and a ‘troika’ of Bruichladdich conclude 2016’s new whisky notes.

  • Batch 110 Batch 110 Batch 110 New Whiskies 25 August 2017

    Batch 110

    Four younger malts compete for Dave Broom’s affections, while he is seduced by a 1972 Tomatin.

  • Batch 109 Batch 109 Batch 109 New Whiskies 18 August 2017

    Batch 109

    Dave Broom returns from his hols with new Inchmoans, an old Invergordon and a sessionable Aultmore.

  • Batch 106 Batch 106 Batch 106 New Whiskies 28 July 2017

    Batch 106

    It’s Speyside vs Edinburgh this week as Glenallachie and Glendullan stand up against North British.

  • Batch 108 Batch 108 Batch 108 New Whiskies 11 August 2017

    Batch 108

    A bevy of Bunnahabhains comes under scrutiny, along with Clynelish and Glenrothes.

  • Batch 107 Batch 107 Batch 107 New Whiskies 04 August 2017

    Batch 107

    Scallywag and Timorous Beastie’s big brothers get a grilling, alongside a host of indie bottlings.

  • Batch 104 Batch 104 Batch 104 New Whiskies 14 July 2017

    Batch 104

    A rich and sweet theme including three Dalmores, Highland Park, Glenrothes and Auchentoshan.

  • Batch 103 Batch 103 Batch 103 New Whiskies 07 July 2017

    Batch 103

    Glen Moray, Glen Scotia, Auchroisk, Longrow and Springbank, with some fascinating finishes.

  • Batch 105 Batch 105 Batch 105 New Whiskies 21 July 2017

    Batch 105

    Dave Broom on Consortium of Cards II, indie Glentauchers and new bottler North Star Spirits.

  • Batch 102 Batch 102 Batch 102 New Whiskies 30 June 2017

    Batch 102

    New whiskies include Douglas Laing’s Big Peat 2017 Fèis Ìle bottling and a trio of Strathmill malts.

  • Tasting notes explained Tasting notes explained Tasting notes explained New Whiskies 01 July 2015

    Tasting notes explained

    Guide to our tasting notes and scoring.

  • Batch 101 Batch 101 Batch 101 New Whiskies 23 June 2017

    Batch 101

    New whiskies including Highland Park Valkyrie and a trio of bargain-priced Lidl single malts.

  • Batch 95 Batch 95 Batch 95 New Whiskies 12 May 2017

    Batch 95

    Island malts from Arran, Jura and Ledaig, plus three grains: Cambus, Invergordon and Strathclyde.

  • Batch 99 Batch 99 Batch 99 New Whiskies 09 June 2017

    Batch 99

    New bottlings include Cragganmore, Glenfarclas, Glen Garioch, Lossit, Shackleton and Speyside.

  • Batch 100 Batch 100 Batch 100 New Whiskies 16 June 2017

    Batch 100

    Dave Broom revisits some of the whiskies he found most intriguing from the first 99 batches.

  • Batch 25 Batch 25 Batch 25 New Whiskies 22 January 2016

    Batch 25

    Dave Broom detects a sweet theme developing while tasting this week’s new whiskies.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 3: The Kinship Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 3: The Kinship Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 3: The Kinship New Whiskies 06 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 3: The Kinship

    Hunter Laing’s range features Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Laphroaig and Port Ellen.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 2 Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 2 Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 2 New Whiskies 05 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 2

    Festival part two, including Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Jura, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.

  • Batch 96 Batch 96 Batch 96 New Whiskies 19 May 2017

    Batch 96

    A 2002 anCnoc, four James Eadie bottlings – all under 10 years old – and a 20-year-old Longmorn.

  • Batch 92 Batch 92 Batch 92 New Whiskies 21 April 2017

    Batch 92

    A double hit of BenRiach, then Benromach 1975, Caperdonich, Craigellachie and Inchmurrin bottlings.

  • Batch 90 Batch 90 Batch 90 New Whiskies 07 April 2017

    Batch 90

    A double dose of Scotch whiskies each from Bowmore, Islay Mist and Laphroaig.

  • Batch 58 Batch 58 Batch 58 New Whiskies 26 August 2016

    Batch 58

    A peaty pile-up this week with the latest Elements of Islay bottlings, Bowmore and Johnnie Walker.

  • Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 1 Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 1 Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 1 New Whiskies 05 June 2017

    Fèis Ìle 2017 Batch 1

    The first half of this year’s festival bottlings, featuring Ardbeg, Bowmore and Bruichladdich.

  • Batch 98 Batch 98 Batch 98 New Whiskies 02 June 2017

    Batch 98

    As the Islay Festival draws to a close, Dave Broom brings you a mix of Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila.

  • Batch 97 Batch 97 Batch 97 New Whiskies 26 May 2017

    Batch 97

    Dave Broom shares a taste of Islay this week, as the 2017 Fèis Ìle gets under way.

  • Batch 94 Batch 94 Batch 94 New Whiskies 05 May 2017

    Batch 94

    Six Speyside single malts from Glenallachie, Glen Spey and Miltonduff distilleries.

  • Batch 93 Batch 93 Batch 93 New Whiskies 28 April 2017

    Batch 93

    A Speyside-themed selection this week, including Braeval, Linkwood and Tormore.

  • Batch 91 Batch 91 Batch 91 New Whiskies 14 April 2017

    Batch 91

    From a meaty Ben Nevis to a creamy, vanilla Glenrothes, with a dash of Bruichladdich in between.

  • Batch 88 Batch 88 Batch 88 New Whiskies 24 March 2017

    Batch 88

    Ardbeg Kelpie, Douglas Laing’s first Consortium of Cards release and a 40-year-old Carsebridge.

  • Batch 86 Batch 86 Batch 86 New Whiskies 10 March 2017

    Batch 86

    New bottlings from Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Clynelish, Glenrothes, Fettercairn and Glen Scotia.

  • Batch 85 Batch 85 Batch 85 New Whiskies 03 March 2017

    Batch 85

    In a battle of the retailers, Royal Mile Whiskies goes head-to-head with The Whisky Exchange.

  • Batch 84 Batch 84 Batch 84 New Whiskies 24 February 2017

    Batch 84

    A quartet of single malts from James Eadie with Auchroisk, Blair Athol, Caol Ila and Dailuaine.

  • Batch 83 Batch 83 Batch 83 New Whiskies 17 February 2017

    Batch 83

    Dave Broom samples the 2017 John Walker Private Collection blend and a trio of Bladnochs.

  • Batch 82 Batch 82 Batch 82 New Whiskies 10 February 2017

    Batch 82

    If you like honey, you’ll love these whiskies from Coinnich, Laphroaig and Rìgh Seumas.

  • Batch 81 Batch 81 Batch 81 New Whiskies 03 February 2017

    Batch 81

    Glenmorangie Bacalta and a first appearance from Murray McDavid, including a 48-year-old Tomintoul.

  • Batch 80 Batch 80 Batch 80 New Whiskies 27 January 2017

    Batch 80

    A trip around the islands sampling Lagavulin 1991, with a stop at Deanston for the new 40-year-old.

  • Batch 78 Batch 78 Batch 78 New Whiskies 13 January 2017

    Batch 78

    Four single grains from Douglas Laing and two single malts from Cadenhead feature this week.

  • Batch 79 Batch 79 Batch 79 New Whiskies 20 January 2017

    Batch 79

    This week’s picks include a trio of meaty drams from Balmenach, GlenDronach and Macallan.

  • Batch 77 Batch 77 Batch 77 New Whiskies 06 January 2017

    Batch 77

    New year, new whiskies, including a 23-year-old Ardbeg and a trio aged in Ukrainian wine casks.

  • Batch 73 Batch 73 Batch 73 New Whiskies 02 December 2016

    Batch 73

    Glendronach, Laphroaig, Macallan and Springbank – they’re all included in the latest new releases.

  • Batch 74 Batch 74 Batch 74 New Whiskies 09 December 2016

    Batch 74

    This week’s flavour theme is ‘big’, featuring BenRiach, Glenfarclas, Tamdhu and Timorous Beastie.

  • Batch 75 Batch 75 Batch 75 New Whiskies 16 December 2016

    Batch 75

    This week’s tasting notes start with Benromach 1973 and end with a Sherried Tullibardine.

  • Batch 72 Batch 72 Batch 72 New Whiskies 25 November 2016

    Batch 72

    Highland Park Fire, two Wemyss Batch Strength whiskies and a trio of Tomatin travel retail releases.

  • Batch 71 Batch 71 Batch 71 New Whiskies 18 November 2016

    Batch 71

    If you’ve been wondering what Dave Broom thinks of Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, you’re in luck...

  • Batch 68 Batch 68 Batch 68 New Whiskies 28 October 2016

    Batch 68

    A 30-year-old Glen Grant and a trio of Longmorns are the film stars of Dave Broom’s tasting notes.

  • Batch 69 Batch 69 Batch 69 New Whiskies 04 November 2016

    Batch 69

    Featuring the first Chivas Regal blended malt plus the 200th anniversary 25-year-old Lagavulin.

  • Batch 70 Batch 70 Batch 70 New Whiskies 11 November 2016

    Batch 70

    A quartet of Milroy’s of Soho whiskies plus recent releases from Arran and Wemyss Malts.

  • Batch 67 Batch 67 Batch 67 New Whiskies 21 October 2016

    Batch 67

    Another eclectic selection of whiskies this week, including Bruichladdich, Dalmore and Talisker.

  • Batch 66 Batch 66 Batch 66 New Whiskies 14 October 2016

    Batch 66

    A chocolatey theme runs through Dave Broom’s tasting notes, including Johnnie Walker and Tamnavulin.

  • Batch 64 Batch 64 Batch 64 New Whiskies 30 September 2016

    Batch 64

    A series of show-stopper Scotch whiskies this week from Compass Box, Glenfarclas and Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 65 Batch 65 Batch 65 New Whiskies 07 October 2016

    Batch 65

    Another marvellous medley from Dave Broom featuring BenRiach, Timorous Beastie and Tullibardine.

  • Batch 63 Batch 63 Batch 63 New Whiskies 23 September 2016

    Batch 63

    Dave Broom brings a mixed bag of flavours from Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Wolfburn.

  • Batch 61 Batch 61 Batch 61 New Whiskies 16 September 2016

    Batch 61

    A double dose of Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila and Glenfiddich Scotch whiskies from Dave Broom this week.

  • Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016 New Whiskies 19 September 2016

    Batch 62: Diageo Special Releases 2016

    Auchroisk, Brora, Cambus, Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Linkwood, Port Ellen and more.

  • Batch 60 Batch 60 Batch 60 New Whiskies 09 September 2016

    Batch 60

    Explore the Highlands with these new whiskies from Ardmore, Glen Garioch, Glen Ord and Tomatin.

  • Batch 59 Batch 59 Batch 59 New Whiskies 02 September 2016

    Batch 59

    Dave Broom grapples with grains, including Caledonian, Haig Club Clubman and Port Dundas.

  • Batch 57 Batch 57 Batch 57 New Whiskies 19 August 2016

    Batch 57

    A quartet of revamped Dalmores, Kilkerran goes to secondary school and Cù Bòcan re-emerges.

  • Batch 56 Batch 56 Batch 56 New Whiskies 12 August 2016

    Batch 56

    A contrasting collection of whiskies this week, from a smoky Ledaig to a rich, fruity Tomatin.

  • Batch 55 Batch 55 Batch 55 New Whiskies 05 August 2016

    Batch 55

    Grains are a go-go this week, with whiskies from Invergordon, North British and Caledonian.

  • Batch 54 Batch 54 Batch 54 New Whiskies 28 July 2016

    Batch 54

    A selection of very youthful drams dominates this week, with whiskies from Ardbeg and Caol Ila.

  • Batch 53 Batch 53 Batch 53 New Whiskies 22 July 2016

    Batch 53

    This week’s whiskies include a smattering of Old Perth, Bunnahabhain, Dailuaine and Glendullan.

  • Batch 52 Batch 52 Batch 52 New Whiskies 15 July 2016

    Batch 52

    Dave Broom pours out his thoughts on a ‘monster’ Mortlach and Cadenhead blended grain.

  • Batch 51 Batch 51 Batch 51 New Whiskies 08 July 2016

    Batch 51

    Two Black Bull bottlings, a double whammy from Blair Athol, a Glentauchers 6YO and a 42YO Tobermory.

  • Batch 50 Batch 50 Batch 50 New Whiskies 01 July 2016

    Batch 50

    A trio of 17-year-olds from Benriach, Tomatin and Tormore, plus Cù Bòcan and a 1970s Benromach.

  • Batch 49 Batch 49 Batch 49 New Whiskies 24 June 2016

    Batch 49

    New whiskies this week include Balvenie Tun 1509, Glen Moray Sherry Cask, Highland Park and Jura.

  • Batch 48 Batch 48 Batch 48 New Whiskies 17 June 2016

    Batch 48

    Young and old Glen Grant, Longmorn, Aultmore, Linkwood and Strathisla bottlings represent Speyside.

  • Batch 47 Batch 47 Batch 47 New Whiskies 10 June 2016

    Batch 47

    Dave Broom gets to grips with six indie bottlings from Adelphi, Boutique-y and Sutcliffe & Son.

  • Batch 41 Batch 41 Batch 41 New Whiskies 13 May 2016

    Batch 41

    This week’s haul includes appearances from Springbank, Teaninich, Cragganmore and an ancient blend.

  • Batch 40 Batch 40 Batch 40 New Whiskies 06 May 2016

    Batch 40

    Two newies from Compass Box, a pair of Boutique-y bottlings, a Benromach and a Highland Park.

  • Batch 33 Batch 33 Batch 33 New Whiskies 18 March 2016

    Batch 33

    This week’s new whiskies include Arran 18, Laphroaig Lore, and two duty free Auchentoshans.

  • Batch 15 Batch 15 Batch 15 New Whiskies 06 November 2015

    Batch 15

    Malts from Ardmore and Laphroaig rub shoulders with grains from Port Dundas and Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2 New Whiskies 31 May 2016

    Batch 45: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 2

    Our festival special ends with Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Jura, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.

  • Batch 46 Batch 46 Batch 46 New Whiskies 03 June 2016

    Batch 46

    This week’s haul includes some Feis outliers, a brace of Arrans and a new Glen Grant.

  • Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1 New Whiskies 31 May 2016

    Batch 44: Fèis Ìle 2016 Part 1

    Ardbeg, plus three each from Bowmore and Bruichladdich, in the first part of our festival special.

  • Batch 43 Batch 43 Batch 43 New Whiskies 27 May 2016

    Batch 43

    Aberlour, Balvenie, Fettercairn, Girvan, Invergordon and Mortlach – and not an NAS in sight.

  • Batch 42 Batch 42 Batch 42 New Whiskies 20 May 2016

    Batch 42

    Islay whiskies to mark the start of Fèis Ìle, with peat to the fore – but not altogether dominating.

  • Batch 39 Batch 39 Batch 39 New Whiskies 29 April 2016

    Batch 39

    Dave Broom on a trio of grains, a brace of micro-provenance Bruichladdichs and a Tullibardine.

  • Batch 38 Batch 38 Batch 38 New Whiskies 22 April 2016

    Batch 38

    A malts tour stopping at Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman, Dailuaine, Glen Moray, Lochside and Teaninich.

  • Batch 37 Batch 37 Batch 37 New Whiskies 15 April 2016

    Batch 37

    High scores and diverse styles are the highlights of this week’s six-strong single malt offering.

  • Batch 36 Batch 36 Batch 36 New Whiskies 08 April 2016

    Batch 36

    Two 50-year-olds from Glenfarclas and Last Drop, plus three Singleton of Glendullans and The Trojan.

  • Batch 35 Batch 35 Batch 35 New Whiskies 01 April 2016

    Batch 35

    It’s springtime in new whisky corner as two Bruichladdichs, three Glencadams and a Glen Moray arise.

  • Batch 34 Batch 34 Batch 34 New Whiskies 25 March 2016

    Batch 34

    Tasting notes on Highland Park Ice, Grant’s Elementary, Deanston Organic and Benriach Cask Strength.

  • Batch 32 Batch 32 Batch 32 New Whiskies 11 March 2016

    Batch 32

    Two Craigellachies, Springbank Local Barley, Macallan Edition No 1, Wolfburn and Shetland Reel.

  • Batch 31 Batch 31 Batch 31 New Whiskies 04 March 2016

    Batch 31

    An assortment of treats this week from the likes of Lagavulin, Kilchoman, Glenmorangie and anCnoc.

  • Batch 30 Batch 30 Batch 30 New Whiskies 26 February 2016

    Batch 30

    Smoky drams from Ledaig, Bunnahabhain, Elements of Islay and Rock Oyster, plus Jura and Strathmill.

  • Batch 29 Batch 29 Batch 29 New Whiskies 19 February 2016

    Batch 29

    Dave Broom tastes three Hazelwood blends, a Girvan grain, plus Glen Moray and The Glenlivet malts.

  • Batch 28 Batch 28 Batch 28 New Whiskies 12 February 2016

    Batch 28

    Featuring a peaty Angel’s Nectar, two indie grain bottlings plus an impressive 12-year-old blend.

  • Batch 26 Batch 26 Batch 26 New Whiskies 29 January 2016

    Batch 26

    This week Becky Paskin gets acquainted with four new Wemyss Malts releases plus two peaty drams.

  • Batch 27 Batch 27 Batch 27 New Whiskies 05 February 2016

    Batch 27

    The first release from Ailsa Bay lands on Dave Broom’s doorstep this week, alongside other delights.

  • Batch 24 Batch 24 Batch 24 New Whiskies 15 January 2016

    Batch 24

    Longmorn’s new NAS, Diageo’s Whiskey Union duo, Balblair 2005 and two silent distillery drams.

  • Batch 23 Batch 23 Batch 23 New Whiskies 08 January 2016

    Batch 23

    Dave Broom inspects G&M’s Wood Makes the Whisky series, alongside a rare 1950 Glen Grant.

  • Batch 22 Batch 22 Batch 22 New Whiskies 18 December 2015

    Batch 22

    R&B Distillers’ first whiskies and Talisker’s new NAS feature in this week’s tasting notes.

  • Batch 21 Batch 21 Batch 21 New Whiskies 11 December 2015

    Batch 21

    Glenturret’s new single malt range, two wood-influenced Ballantine's and JW&S 2016 Private Edition.

  • Batch 20 Batch 20 Batch 20 New Whiskies 04 December 2015

    Batch 20

    A 48- and 5-year-old malt bookend three IBs and a Deanston in Dave Broom's latest tasting.

  • Batch 19 Batch 19 Batch 19 New Whiskies 27 November 2015

    Batch 19

    Featuring blends from The Last Drop, Royal Salute and Chivas Regal – plus Kininvie and Scapa malts.

  • Batch 18 Batch 18 Batch 18 New Whiskies 20 November 2015

    Batch 18

    Last of the Bowmore Devil’s Cask bottlings, a smoky anCnoc and the new NAS foursome from Glenrothes.

  • Batch 17 Batch 17 Batch 17 New Whiskies 13 November 2015

    Batch 17

    A 1-2-3 of malts from Loch Lomond Group: three Glen Scotias, two Inchmurrins and a Loch Lomond.

  • Batch 14 Batch 14 Batch 14 New Whiskies 30 October 2015

    Batch 14

    A duet of Dalmores, a brace of Bunnahabhains, plus a new Benromach and an Arran limited edition.

  • Batch 13 Batch 13 Batch 13 New Whiskies 23 October 2015

    Batch 13

    An aged Cally grain, a Dailuaine and two Caol Ilas, a Glenmorangie and a Compass Box blended malt.

  • Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015 New Whiskies 19 October 2015

    Batch 12: Diageo Special Releases 2015

    Port Ellen, Brora, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Dailuaine, Pittyvaich and The Cally.

  • Batch 11 Batch 11 Batch 11 New Whiskies 16 October 2015

    Batch 11

    Six indie bottlings, featuring Aultmore, Benriach, Glen Grant, Glentauchers, Imperial and Linkwood.

  • Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 New Whiskies 14 October 2015

    Batch 10: Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1

    Five new Balvenie whiskies pay tribute to malt master David Stewart. But are they any good?

  • Batch 9 Batch 9 Batch 9 New Whiskies 09 October 2015

    Batch 9

    Two bovine blends, surrealist art and a peaty finish feature in this week's selection of whiskies.

  • Batch 8 Batch 8 Batch 8 New Whiskies 02 October 2015

    Batch 8

    Dave Broom's tasting notes on a trio of indie bottlings, two Deverons and a supercharged Ardbeg.

  • Batch 7 Batch 7 Batch 7 New Whiskies 25 September 2015

    Batch 7

    One of these whiskies is described as ‘truly glorious’, earning our highest score yet. But which?

  • Batch 6 Batch 6 Batch 6 New Whiskies 18 September 2015

    Batch 6

    Three flavour-named blended malts; two singles from Burn Stewart; one delightful NAS Glenfarclas.

  • Batch 5 Batch 5 Batch 5 New Whiskies 11 September 2015

    Batch 5

    Plenty of single grain this week, alongside two blends – including a rye-accented Johnnie Walker.

  • Batch 4 Batch 4 Batch 4 New Whiskies 04 September 2015

    Batch 4

    Independents dominate this collection of single malts, with an old Littlemill to the fore.

  • Batch 3 Batch 3 Batch 3 New Whiskies 28 August 2015

    Batch 3

    A Highland-accented collection, including a quartet of Balblair vintages and an NAS Dalwhinnie.

  • Batch 2 Batch 2 Batch 2 New Whiskies 21 August 2015

    Batch 2

    From Jura to Dalmore via Islay and Oban, six more new whiskies get the Dave Broom tasting treatment.

  • Batch 1 Batch 1 Batch 1 New Whiskies 14 August 2015

    Batch 1

    Dave Broom assesses six new whiskies, including a trio of Glenlivet travel retail bottlings.

Themed tastings (10)

Old & Rare (30)

  • Rare Batch 30 Rare Batch 30 Rare Batch 30 Old & Rare 02 January 2018

    Rare Batch 30

    Tripping on fruity old Glenugie, fragrant 1960s Glenlochy and a flabby 1940s blend.

  • Rare Batch 29 Rare Batch 29 Rare Batch 29 Old & Rare 05 December 2017

    Rare Batch 29

    An early Aberlour bottled for the Italian market, plus ‘ghost’ malts from Brora and Lochside.

  • Rare Batch 25 Rare Batch 25 Rare Batch 25 Old & Rare 22 August 2017

    Rare Batch 25

    Dave Broom gets to know three rare whiskies: a 1990 Ardbeg, 1977 Brora and 1967 Highland Park.

  • Rare Batch 26 Rare Batch 26 Rare Batch 26 Old & Rare 25 September 2017

    Rare Batch 26

    Dave Broom revisits three legendary Port Ellens, but wonders if the liquid is worth the hype.

  • Rare Batch 27 Rare Batch 27 Rare Batch 27 Old & Rare 24 October 2017

    Rare Batch 27

    Three more of Port Ellen’s legendary annual releases, all from 1979, come under the spotlight.

  • Rare Batch 28 Rare Batch 28 Rare Batch 28 Old & Rare 14 November 2017

    Rare Batch 28

    There’s a contemplative air as Dave Broom tastes old Glen Grant, Springbank and Tomatin.

  • Rare Batch 24 Rare Batch 24 Rare Batch 24 Old & Rare 26 July 2017

    Rare Batch 24

    The first SMWS bottling of Longrow, plus a lesser-spotted Inchgower and a Tomatin from the 1970s.

  • Rare Batch 18 Rare Batch 18 Rare Batch 18 Old & Rare 13 March 2017

    Rare Batch 18

    From the vaults Dave Broom has chosen a 16-year-old Convalmore, plus 10- and 30-year-old Laphroaigs.

  • Rare Batch 21 Rare Batch 21 Rare Batch 21 Old & Rare 24 May 2017

    Rare Batch 21

    This batch features a 25-year-old Ardbeg, 38-year-old Bowmore and 21-year-old Port Ellen.

  • Rare Batch 23 Rare Batch 23 Rare Batch 23 Old & Rare 05 July 2017

    Rare Batch 23

    A 1970s Glen Flagler bottled for Italy, a celebratory Glen Ord and a fresh 1980s Glen Spey.

  • Rare Batch 22 Rare Batch 22 Rare Batch 22 Old & Rare 15 June 2017

    Rare Batch 22

    A 19-year-old Aberfeldy Manager’s Dram, 1930s 12-year-old Longmorn and 25-year-old Talisker.

  • Rare Batch 20 Rare Batch 20 Rare Batch 20 Old & Rare 02 May 2017

    Rare Batch 20

    A 10-year-old Army & Navy Glen Grant, 27-year-old Glen Grant and 1969 Longmorn.

  • Rare Batch 19 Rare Batch 19 Rare Batch 19 Old & Rare 05 April 2017

    Rare Batch 19

    Two Scotch and one Japanese, featuring a 1971 North of Scotland, 1949 Strathisla and 1979 Yamazaki.

  • Rare Batch 17 Rare Batch 17 Rare Batch 17 Old & Rare 22 February 2017

    Rare Batch 17

    A 17-year-old Cragganmore, 34-year-old Glenturret from Berry Bros and 25-year-old Rosebank.

  • Rare Batch 16 Rare Batch 16 Rare Batch 16 Old & Rare 30 January 2017

    Rare Batch 16

    A rollercoaster ride with a duty free Aberlour, a beautiful Brora and a disappointing Talisker.

  • Rare Batch 14 Rare Batch 14 Rare Batch 14 Old & Rare 15 November 2016

    Rare Batch 14

    A 16-year-old Glenallachie, Glenmorangie Artisan Cask and Hudson’s Bay 1670 Blended Scotch.

  • Rare Batch 15 Rare Batch 15 Rare Batch 15 Old & Rare 03 January 2017

    Rare Batch 15

    All Ardbegs, including two 27-year-old Old Malt Cask bottlings, plus a 32-year-old release.

  • Rare Batch 12 Rare Batch 12 Rare Batch 12 Old & Rare 03 October 2016

    Rare Batch 12

    A 1970s trio featuring a Cardhu 12-year-old, Glen Ila 5-year-old and Strathconon 12-year-old.

  • Rare Batch 13 Rare Batch 13 Rare Batch 13 Old & Rare 18 October 2016

    Rare Batch 13

    A 10-year-old Laphroaig, 12-year-old Springbank and a 1930s Whyte & Mackay 10-year-old blend.

  • Rare Batch 11 Rare Batch 11 Rare Batch 11 Old & Rare 06 September 2016

    Rare Batch 11

    A rummage through the vaults has brought Aberlour, John Begg and Ladyburn treasures to light.

  • Rare Batch 10 Rare Batch 10 Rare Batch 10 Old & Rare 18 August 2016

    Rare Batch 10

    Two peated treats from Port Ellen and Talisker, plus a ‘funky’ but fine Glen Grant.

  • Rare Batch 9 Rare Batch 9 Rare Batch 9 Old & Rare 13 July 2016

    Rare Batch 9

    Two cult brand bottlings plus an often overlooked malt have surfaced from the archives for tasting.

  • Rare Batch 8 Rare Batch 8 Rare Batch 8 Old & Rare 09 June 2016

    Rare Batch 8

    Three of the somewhat less heralded ‘Glens’ this time: Glen Garioch, Glen Elgin and Glengoyne.

  • Rare Batch 5 Rare Batch 5 Rare Batch 5 Old & Rare 15 March 2016

    Rare Batch 5

    Dave Broom retastes his first Port Ellen, while two rare Macallans are raised from the archive.

  • Rare Batch 4 Rare Batch 4 Rare Batch 4 Old & Rare 09 February 2016

    Rare Batch 4

    Including an aged double act from Islay’s Kildalton coast, plus a venerable Whyte & Mackay blend.

  • Rare Batch 3 Rare Batch 3 Rare Batch 3 Old & Rare 12 January 2016

    Rare Batch 3

    Macallan, Springbank and Port Ellen all feature in our latest selection from the whisky vaults.

  • Rare Batch 7 Rare Batch 7 Rare Batch 7 Old & Rare 19 May 2016

    Rare Batch 7

    A delve into the Islay vaults nets a 1980s Bruichladdich, a recent Bowmore and a quirky Port Ellen.

  • Rare Batch 6 Rare Batch 6 Rare Batch 6 Old & Rare 27 April 2016

    Rare Batch 6

    In preparation for the Speyside whisky fest, Dave has chosen three rare Speysiders from the vault.

  • Rare Batch 2 Rare Batch 2 Rare Batch 2 Old & Rare 08 December 2015

    Rare Batch 2

    Three cracking whiskies here – if you can find them – from Glenury Royal, Caol Ila and Glen Grant.

  • Rare Batch 1 Rare Batch 1 Rare Batch 1 Old & Rare 18 November 2015

    Rare Batch 1

    Verdicts on a release from mothballed Convalmore, a cult Bowmore – and a Talisker Oddbins special.

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