tripping whisky


Little Ben (The Ample Dram) and I recently returned from a trip of two parts around scotland – we spent a few days in the Speyside region, and a few on Islay, something of a pilgrimmage. It was a truly amazing trip, genuinely quite awesome, in the most fundamental meaning of the word and there is lots more to write baout it. But for now, i present the list of tastes and drams I had whilst away, to give you some idea of what we tried. We also brought home a few bottles, including a few Feis Ile releases not mentioned here, that will also soon be written up fully. In the meantime, peruse and enjoy, and ask any questions you may have…


The Linton, at East Linton

Laddie Scottish barley

Broxmouth Park, wedding bar

Balvenie Double Wood

Highland Park 12

Lagavulin 16

Black Grouse

Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh

Ardbeg Perpetuum

The Mash Tun, Aberlour

TBWC Aberlour, Batch 3

TBWC Bruichladdich, Batch 2.

Tamdhu 10 Year Old

Glenfiddich Distillery

12 Year Old

14 Year Old Rich Oak

15 Year Old Solera

18 Year Old Small Batch

Aberlour Distillery

New Make

15 Year Old Bourbon Cask 54.1%

16 Year Old Sherry Cask 59.1%

10 Year Old

16 Year Old

A’Bunadh batch 51

Balvenie Distillery

12 Single Barrel

14 Caribbean cask

17 Double Wood

25 Single Barrel

41 Year Old Warehouse 24 Member’s Cask

Benriach Distillery

10 Year Old

1999 Distillery; 3 years PX finished

12 Year Old Tawny Port

13 Year Old Virgin Oak

17 Year Old Peated Solstice

The Mash Tun

Oban 14 Year Old

Lagavulin Distillery

11 Year Old, sherry puncheon

13 Year Old, refill butt, ex Port Ellen cask

17 Year Old, 2nd fill sherry cask

22 Year Old, sherry butt

33 Year Old, sherry puncheon, ex Dewars cask.

Laphroaig Distillery

Cairdeas 2015

10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 007

Kilchoman Distillery

New make

100% Islay batch 5

Machir bay

Loch Gorm

Original Cask Strength Batch 1

Bruichladdich Distillery

Feis Ile – High Noon

22 Year Old Valinch, calvados finish

Octomore 7.1 – 208ppm

Octomore 7.2 – Syrah finish

Caol Ila Distillery

Caol Ila distillers edition

Bunnahabhain Distillery

Bunnahabhain 12 year old

Ardbeg Distillery

2004 first full bourbon cask

2004 refill bourbon cask

1998 refill sherry hogshead

1998 French new oak cask

Perpetuum Distillery Release

1975 sherry cask

1974 bourbon cask, bottled 2005 for the Belgian market.