.tullibardine - 1993 - rum finish

Every now and again we speak to other whisky enthusiasts about our favourite hobby, which more often than not results in exchanging samples of purchased bottles. This one time, at bandcamp Maltstock we spoke to Jock Shaw, a professional whisky enthusiast, who at some point ran away to his car and upon coming back to us, gave a threesome of samples, one of which was this...

.glen scotia - 1991-2013 - memyss - merchant's mahogany chest

From Wemyss Malts, we received a set of malts for the #WemyssTT3 twitter tasting. The well named 1991 "Merchant's Mahogany Chest" Glen Scotia was one of the heart warming samples in the package.

.laphroaig - a.d. rattray - cask# 4096

On our travels through Scotland in 2013, we diverted our route to the Bladnoch distillery, so we would drive past A.D. Ratray's Whisky Experience, near Kirkoswald. A nice little place, where one can enjoy a guided tasting, browse around in the little shop with their ever changing selection, or empty one of the casks into your own bottle. That last part is exactly what we did and one of the bottles would be a 375ml Laphroaig.

.tomatin - cù bòcan

Whenever you travel the Highlands of Scotland at night and find yourself in the vicinity of the village of Tomatin, beware of the hell-hound that haunts the neighbourhood! The Tomatin distillery found the beast and tried to bottle this legend...

.tomatin - legacy

Most Tomatin starts it's life maturing for a number of years in an ex-Bourbon barrel. Mix a number of these casks with a set of Virgin Oak casks, and you get the Tomatin Legacy.

.benromach - peat smoke - batch three

In small batches, the Benromach distillery produces a single malt with "high levels of peat smoke". The 35 ppm used for this batch is rather high for a Speyside distillery, and left alone for eight years in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels, it does the trick quite nice.

.benromach - vintage 1976

Dutch Benromach importer Jan Beek from van Wees Holland, requested via Facebook if there were bloggers available to have a sip of Benromach's vintage 1976 expression. Needless to say, we politely replied with a "yes", and some weeks later a package arrived with some marketing materials, a letter from Gordon & MacPhail and a set of samples; the 10yo and the vintage 1976. It took me a while to get myself to open the wee bottle, but here goes: