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TBWC English Whisky Company 5 Year Old Batch 1

Distillery: English Distillery
Country: England
Abv: 49.5%
Advent Year: 2016
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
After enthusing about getting try a whisky from India yesterday, I'm equally thrilled to be trying my first ever English whisky. In many ways it's surprising that there aren't more English whisky producers, given how long we've been drinking whisky and how close we are to both the countries that claim to have invented ...
TBWC English Whisky Company 5 Year Old Batch 1
Paul John Batch 1

Distillery: Paul John
Country: India
Abv: 55.5%
Advent Year: 2016
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
I'm delighted to see that That Boutique-y Whisky Company doesn't just stick to Scotland, and here we have our first international whisky of the season - from India, of all places. Having previously been impressed by Paul John's whisky, I'm eager to see what TBWC can offer! Paul John Batch 1 is a marvellously dark dram, ...
Paul John Batch 1
TBWC Arran Batch 3

Distillery: Arran
Region: Island
Country: Scotland
Abv: 51.5%
Advent Year: 2016
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
The joy of a whole advent calendar of whisky to explore is that every day brings a surprise, whether it's something never tried before or an old friend. Today is somewhere inbetween the two; I've previously tried today's whisky's younger brother, so it will be interesting to see if I enjoy this batch as ...
TBWC Arran Batch 3
TBWC Deanston Batch 2

Distillery: Deanston
Region: Highland
Country: Scotland
Abv: 49.6%
Advent Year: 2016
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
Deanston is a relatively young distillery by scotch standards, having been set up in 1967 and so a little less than 50 years old. It was set up in a cotton mill that had closed its doors two years earlier, which explains the rather unique look of the place - it's one of ...
TBWC Deanston Batch 2
TBWC Blended Malt No. 1 Batch 1

Country: Scotland
Abv: 54.0%
Advent Year: 2016
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
December is somehow already here, which means that once again I get to share a month of wonderful whiskies with you all, courtesy of the magnificent Advent Calendars from Master Of Malt. After last year's bourbon-filled calendar, this year I have That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Advent Calendar to explore. I've reviewed a few drams from ...
TBWC Blended Malt No. 1 Batch 1
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013

Distillery: Kilchoman
Region: Islay
Country: Scotland
Abv: 46.0%
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
As regular readers will know, I'm a big fan of Islay whiskies. And one of my favourite distilleries on that island is Kilchoman. Established in 2005 and - for now - the youngest distillery on Islay, every year brings new whiskies to their range and every whisky tastes better than the last! Loch Gorm is ...
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013
Murray McDavid Twitter Tasting
Murray McDavid Twitter Tasting

Country: Scotland
Contains Whisky!
Murray McDavid are a 'whisky bottler', which means that although they aren't a distillery themselves, they mature, blend and bottle whisky from across Scotland to produce their own distinct offerings. I've had more than a few of their bottlings before, and almost took part in their Twitter Tasting last year - until the Royal ...
Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece

Distillery: Jim Beam
Region: Kentucky
Country: USA
Abv: 50.0%
Advent Year: 2015
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
So we've reached the end of another Advent period, and another delicious calendar full of spirits from the lovely folk at Master of Malt. Although there have been one or two low scorers, overall it's been a thoroughly enjoyable collection (if a little Kentucky-heavy). I was expecting something a bit special for the 24th and, ...
Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece
Blanton's Straight From the Barrel

Distillery: Blanton's
Region: Kentucky
Country: USA
Abv: 65.7%
Advent Year: 2015
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
Another bourbon from Blanton's, having previously enjoyed their Gold Edition. It's nice to see that when it comes to their single barrel offerings, Blanton's clearly label each bottle with the barrel details - worth bearing in mind, given that the bourbon will vary from barrel to barrel. Blanton's Straight From The Barrel is the high ...
Blanton's Straight From the Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch

Distillery: Four Roses
Region: Kentucky
Country: USA
Abv: 45%
Advent Year: 2015
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
Four Roses have been a regular in this year's calendar but looking at the scores from both the straight bourbon and single barrel, that's no bad thing. The big question is, can they make it three hits in a row? Four Roses Small Batch sits neatly in the middle of the previous two offerings, both ...
Four Roses Small Batch