For the 5th time now we gathered in the pre-Christmas darkness for the festival of taste explosion that is Whisky Surprise.
Using “festival pours” (i.e. 10mL measures) in order to ensure that the experience remained a tasting one rather than anything more overtly festive, we tasted the whiskies which each of the 19 attendees contributed.
Of particular note was the fact that this also marked the 100th tasting of the Whisky Squad!
(I hope you appreciate how long this took to enter into the system)
Hellyer’s Road “Original” (46.2% abv) [BUY]
Haig Club (40% abv) [BUY]
WhistlePig 10yo Straight Rye Whiskey (50% abv) [BUY]
Mortlach 10yo 2004 (Provenance) (46% abv) [BUY]
Bowmore Black Rock (40% abv) [BUY]
SMWS 10.80 – “Unmistakably Sea-shoreish” (61.2% abv) [BUY]
Orbis Aged World Whiskey (40% abv) [BUY]
Longrow “Tasting Room” (Cadenheads) (48% abv)
Yoichi 10yo (45% abv) [BUY]
SMWS 132.1 – “Secret Moonlit Garden Dram” (59.9% abv) [BUY]
Caol Ila 2013 Feis Ile (56.5% abv) [BUY]
SMWS 127.39 – “Intensely Tasty” (66.7% abv)
Aberlour 10yo Private Bottling for KT (40% abv)
SMWS 93.62 – “Ciao Bella and the Blacksmith” (61.2% abv) [BUY]
Caol Ila 1996 Distillers Edition (43% abv)
Clynelish 15yo (Drambusters) (56.6% abv)
Glenfarclas 18yo (43% abv)
Glen Keith 10yo (43% abv) [BUY]
Springbank 9yo Gaia Barolo Finish (54.7% abv) [BUY]