For our Valentine’s Day session, we chose a selection of whiskies backed up by stories of passion – drams that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for someone really pushing them to be made. These are the drams.
Kingsbarns Dream to Dram (46% abv) [BUY]
Teeling Single Pot Still Batch 1 (46% abv) [BUY]
Glenmorangie Allta Private Edition No. 10 (51.2% abv) [BUY]
Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2009 (50% abv)
Dingle Triple Distilled Batch 3 (46.5% abv) [BUY]
The London Distillery Company 109 Casks #109 (63.3% abv)
For this session, we explored a selection of drams that show off a specific part of the whisky-making process, showing quite how influential the differences between whiskies can be.
Proper Twelve (40% abv) [BUY]
Grant’s Elementary Oxygen (40% abv) [BUY]
The Norfolk Batch 2 (45% abv) [BUY]
Koval Millet Whiskey (40% abv) [BUY]
Cotswolds Founders Choice (60.9% abv) [BUY]
Lost Spirits Abomination Crying of the Puma (54% abv) [BUY]
There was a TV program about dragons, or something. There was whisky. We’re not entirely sure what it was all about…
We tried the complete Game of Thrones whisky line-up. Which was quite good.
Johnnie Walker White Walker Game of Thrones Edition (41.7% abv)
Royal Lochnagar 12yo Game of Thrones Edition (40% abv)
Cardhu Gold Reserve Game of Thrones Edition (40% abv)
The Singleton of Glendullan Select Game of Thrones Edition (40% abv)
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost Game of Thrones Edition (43% abv)
Clynelish Reserve Game of Thrones Edition (51.2% abv)
Oban Bay Reserve Game of Thrones Edition (43% abv)
Talisker Select Reserve Game of Thrones Edition (45.8% abv)
Lagavulin 9yo Game of Thrones Edition (46% abv)
A rainy summer? Perfect time for a few drams inspired by the weather.
Glenmorangie 19yo Finest Reserve (43% abv)
Bruichladdich 15yo Duke of Edinburgh Award (54% abv)
Balvenie 14yo Peated Triple Cask (48.3% abv)
SMWS G3.4 – Pride of Bengal (57.5% abv)
Booker’s (63.7% abv)
SMWS 3.243 – Dark,Smouldering Flamenco Gypsy (57.1% abv)
We love American whiskey, so we thought we’d remind ourselves of a few things that actually make America great (in case you were getting distracted by a certain someone…)
Rittenhouse Rye (50% abv)
Buffalo Trace (40% abv)
Weller CYPB (47.5% abv)
Texas Legation Batch 1 (46% abv)
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (62.1% abv)
WhistlePig 12yo Amburana Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange (43% abv)
Back for 2019 – another evening of spendy drams. A combination of rare whisk(e)y from North America, silly Daftmill sherry-cask whisky and a pair of rare bourbon-cask matured drams.
Canadian Club Chronicles 41yo (45% abv)
Orphan Barrel Entrapment (41% abv)
Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus (46% abv)
Daftmill 2006 Berry Bros & Rudd (57.4% abv)
Macallan Fine Oak Whisky Maker’s Selection (42.8% abv)
Ardmore 1987 30yo (47.2% abv)
Back for another evening of bottle killing and talking rubbish, the Whisky Squad party conquered the King & Queen yet again. £1050 raised for charity and lots of whisky drunk? Success.