January 4, 2012

#27: The Third Sense

Cutty Sark Imperial Kingdom (40% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenrothes 1995 (43% abv) [BUY]

16yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Mannochmore 1999 (Berry’s Own Selection) (56.7% abv) [BUY]

Macduff 2000 (Berry’s Own Selection) (46% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Talisker 25yo 2009 (45.8% abv) [BUY]

25yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Frapin Extra (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

January 19, 2012

#28: Sippin’ Global

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask (American and French Oak) (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Three Ships 10yo (43% abv) [BUY]

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hammer Head 1989 (40.7% abv) [BUY]

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Kavalan Classic (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Millstone 5yo Peated (40% abv) [BUY]

5yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Kornog Taouarc’h (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

February 2, 2012

#29: Hi, Society

SMWS 97.21 – Laurel, Meadowsweet and Honeysuckle (54.7% abv) [BUY]

SMWS 26.77 – Church pews and hymn books (55.1% abv) [BUY]

SMWS 73.44 – Old friends remembered (53.7% abv) [BUY]

SMWS 123.7 – Unusual and highly enjoyable (59.6% abv) [BUY]

SMWS 29.106 – Old lace and lavender hand cream (57.3% abv)

February 16, 2012

#30: The Management Present…

Arran 12yo Cask Strength (54.1% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Clynelish Distillery Only Cask Strength (57.3% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glendronach 15yo Revival (46% abv) [BUY]

15yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfarclas 105 (60% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Peat Monster (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Lagavulin 12yo (2009 edition) (57.9% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

February 25, 2012

#30.1: Blending School

Guestblogged by Jason B. Standing.

Great King Street – The Artist’s Blend (Compass Box) (43% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Asyla (Compass Box) (40% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Spice Tree (Compass Box) (46% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Oak Cross (Compass Box) (43% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Peat Monster (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hedonism (Compass Box) (43% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hedonism 10th Anniversary (Compass Box) (56% abv)

38yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Morpheus (Compass Box) (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Optimism (Compass Box) (44% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

The Last Vatted Malt (Compass Box) (53.7% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

March 1, 2012

#31: Irish Whiskey #1

Guestblogged by Miss Whisky. And also by Mr Cowfish.

Inishowen Peated (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Bushmills Black Bush (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Locke’s 8yo (40% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Powers John’s Lane 12yo Single Pot Still (46% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Redbreast 12yo Cask Strength (57.7% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

March 15, 2012

#32: Irish Whiskey #2 – Cooley is HOT!

Greenore 8yo (40% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Tyrconnell (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Kilbeggan (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Tesco Special Reserve Irish Whiskey (40% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Tyrconnell 10yo Port Cask Finish (46% abv) [BUY]

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Connemara Cask Strength (58.4% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

April 5, 2012

#33: The Raw Spirit (and 2nd Birthday)

Guestblogged by Charly.

Glenmorangie Original 10yo (40% abv) [BUY]

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich 12yo (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Arran Premium Sherry Cask (57.8% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenglassaugh “The First Cask” (59.1% abv) [BUY]

3yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenglassaugh Fledgling XB (50% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenrothes 1995 (43% abv) [BUY]

16yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Lg2 (Elements of Islay) (58% abv) [BUY]

Ardbeg 10yo (46% abv) [BUY]

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

April 22, 2012

#34.1: The Subcontinental Flavour Onslaught

Bagpiper (40% abv)

Kuchh Nai (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Bottled for:

Amrut (Sherry Experiment) (48% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender:

Amrut Intermediate Sherry (57.1% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Amrut Special Reserve TWE 10th Anniversary Cask Strength (63% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Amrut Fusion (50% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Amrut Peated Cask Strength (62.8% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

May 3, 2012

#35: Luxury Blends

Strathisla 12yo (43% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Chivas Regal 18yo (40% abv) [BUY]

18yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Royal Salute 21yo (40% abv) [BUY]

21yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Longmorn 16yo (48% abv) [BUY]

16yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Chivas Regal 25yo (40% abv) [BUY]

25yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

May 17, 2012

#36: Tequila Squad

Ilegal Joven (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Olmeca Altos Plata (Blanco) (38% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

El Tesoro Reposado (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Olmeca Tezon (Anejo) (38% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Don Julio 1942 (Extra Anejo) (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

June 7, 2012

#37: The Mystery Smoke Stack

The Peat Chimney 10yo (Wemyss Malts) (20% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Bottled for:

Port Askaig Harbour 25yo (45.8% abv)

Peat’s Beast (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Pe5 (Elements of Islay) (57.9% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

MacArthurs Old Masters Cask Strength Islay 1992 (59.9% abv)

June 19, 2012

#38: To Make Whisky, You Start With Beer

Adnams Broadside (4.7% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Adnams Copper House Barley Vodka (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Adnams Long Shore Premium Wheat Vodka (48% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Adnams Spirit of Broadside (43% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Adnams North Cove Oak Aged Vodka (50% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

July 5, 2012

#39: The Evolution of a Classic

Glenfiddich 1960s Replica Fluid (Brand Ambassador Special) (40% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender:

Glenfiddich Pure Malt (43% abv)

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich Classic (43% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich 12yo (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich 15yo Solera (40% abv) [BUY]

15yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery 19yo Madeira Finish (40% abv) [BUY]

19yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenfiddich 25yo mid-1980s (40% abv)

25yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

July 17, 2012

#40: It’s A Kind Of Magic

Writer’s Tears (40% abv) [BUY]

Penderyn Portwood 41 (41% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

DYC Collectiòn Barricas (40% abv)

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

King Car Conductor (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Mackmyra Special:06 – Sommeräng (46.8% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Nikka Taketsuru 17yo (43% abv) [BUY]

17yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

August 2, 2012

#41: No Points For Saying Grassy Notes

Glenkinchie 12yo (43% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Bladnoch 20yo (46% abv) [BUY]

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Inverleven 1991 (40% abv) [BUY]

15yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Rosebank 12yo Flora & Fauna (43% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Port Dundas 20yo (2011 Special Releases) (57.4% abv) [BUY]

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

August 16, 2012

#42: Boiled Wine

Remy Martin VSOP Mature Cask (40% abv) [BUY]

4.5yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Frapin VSOP (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Clos Martin Folle Blanch (40% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Delamain Pale & Dry XO Cognac (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Darroze Bas Armagnac (43% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Torres 10 Gran Reserva Brandy (38% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

September 6, 2012

#43: Whisky By Flavour

Guestblogged by The Tippster.

Darnley’s View (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Bottled for:

The Hive 12yo (Wemyss Malts) (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

The Spice King 12yo (Wemyss Malts) (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Wemyss “Lemon Sorbet” (Auchentoshan 1988) (46% abv) [BUY]

14yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Wemyss “Fresh Fruit Sorbet” (Clynelish 1997) (46% abv) [BUY]

15yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Wemyss “Strawberry Ganache” (Glen Scotia 1991) (46% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

September 20, 2012

#44: The “Bang For Your Buck” Session

Billy’s Booze Blog makes with the guestbloggage, here.

Tomatin 12yo (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hibiki 12yo (43% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Auchentoshan Valinch (2011 Release) (57.5% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Aberlour 16yo Double Cask (43% abv) [BUY]

16yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Four Roses Small Batch (45% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Bowmore Tempest 10yo (Batch 2) (56% abv) [BUY]

10yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Port Ellen 28yo 1983 Old Bothwell Cask #230 (55.5% abv) [BUY]

28yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

October 4, 2012

#45: More Whisky

Billy got his guestblogging hat on for this one too.

Tormore 1992 (Berry’s Own Selection) (51.5% abv)

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Bowmore 1994 (Berry’s Own Selection) (46% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Cragganmore 21yo Cask #2882 (John Milroy Selection) (54.5% abv) [BUY]

Cragganmore 1989 (Berry’s Own Selection) (53.5% abv) [BUY]

Aultmore 1982 Cask #2224 (Berry’s Own Selection) (57.8% abv) [BUY]

29yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Longmorn 1992 Cask #149094 (Berry’s Own Selection) (50.2% abv) [BUY]

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

October 16, 2012

#46: The Rain In Spain

Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Sherry (15% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Auchentoshan 1998 Fino Sherry Cask (54.6% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Romate Reservas Especiales Don Jose Oloroso Sherry (18% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glendronach 18yo Allardice Oloroso Sherry Cask (46% abv) [BUY]

18yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Waitrose Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry (19% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Harveys Pedro Ximinez 30yo Sherry (16% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

November 1, 2012

#47: The EXTREME Whisky Tasting

Teerenpeli 8yo 2003 (43% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Chichibu 2009 The Floor Malted (50.5% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Amrut Special Reserve TWE 10th Anniversary Cask Strength (63% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 42 (603% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Ardbeg Blasda (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Octomore 04.1 – 167ppm (62.5% abv) [BUY]

5yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

November 15, 2012

#48: The Storry of Grain

Cameron Brig (40% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hedonism (Compass Box) (43% abv)

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Greenore 18yo (46% abv) [BUY]

18yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Port Dundas 34yo 1973 Cask #12831 (Duncan Taylor) (54.5% abv)

34yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

SMWS G5.2 – Strumming the strings of the soul (65.3% abv) [BUY]

December 6, 2012

#49: Rum Squad

Bacardi 8yo Rum (40% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Barbancourt 5 Star 8yo Rum (43% abv) [BUY]

8yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

El Dorado 12yo Rum (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

El Dorado 15yo Rum (43% abv) [BUY]

15yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

El Dorado 21yo Rum (43% abv) [BUY]

21yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

December 15, 2012

#49.1: Darjeeling Christmas

Bladnoch 1990 (Berry’s Own Selection) (50.4% abv)

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Great King Street: New York Blend (46% abv)

NAS from
Bottled for:

Benrinnes Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) (48.9% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Glengoyne “The Teapot Dram” (58.5% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

December 20, 2012

#50: Whisky Surprise 2012

Bladnoch 2002 (46% abv) [BUY]

9yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Auchentoshan Valinch (2011 Release) (57.5% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Downes No. 9 (40% abv)

Brogan’s Legacy (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Bottled for:

Balvenie Doublewood 12yo (40% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Kavalan Classic (40% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Dailuaine 13yo 1997 (Signatory) (46% abv) [BUY]

13yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hibiki 17yo (43% abv)

17yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Southern Coast Distillers Batch 005 (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey (46% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Balblair 20yo 1990 (Old Malt Cask) (50% abv) [BUY]

20yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Caol Ila 12yo (43% abv) [BUY]

12yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Frisky Whisky 25yo Islay Malt (54% abv) [BUY]

25yo from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for:

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012 (60.4% abv) [BUY]

NAS from
Distillery/Blender: Bottled for: