The Bowmore Small Batch; a pleasant and lightly smoked single malt that we felt lacked the character and intensity to be a really memorable dram.

January 16 2018

The GlenDronach 8 Year Old The Hielan'; a formidable entry-level single malt from Glendronach; it's strong and full-of-spirit but, at the same time, elegant and complex.

January 12 2018

The Longrow 18 Years Old; a smoky, complex and wonderfully waxy Campbeltown single malt.

January 9 2018

The Jura One And All; a fine 20-year-old expression from Jura. The mix of bourbon, sherry and wine casks has worked really well with the Jura spirit. Highly recommended.

January 9 2018

The Royal Brackla 12 Years Old; a perfectly respectable single malt and we enjoyed it, but it's overpriced.

January 8 2018

The Benromach Peat Smoke; we really enjoyed this! Smoked meat notes with honey, lemon, spices and fresh fruit. What's not to like? A very good alternative for peat lovers that don't enjoy the medicinal and coastal style of Islay peated whiskies.

January 8 2018

The Ironroot Republic Promethean; a powerful bourbon from the Texas based distillery; once you add some water it really opens up and releases its wonderful flavors.

January 7 2018

The Balcones True Blue 100 Proof Straight Corn Whisky; an exceptional corn whisky from Balcones with an intense and rich taste.

January 7 2018

The Balvenie Triple Cask 16 Years Old; a superb single malt whisky from The Balvenie. Intense, rich and complex. Wonderful stuff.

January 4 2018

The Auchentoshan 1957 50 Years Old Cask 479; a luxuriously rich and soft single malt. 50 years in an ex-Oloroso sherry cask have given this liquid bundles of complexity and very intense flavors.

January 4 2018

The Wolfburn Kylver Release 2; a magnificent single malt that's rich and complex. Wolfburn has once again managed to make a young whisky feel much older.

January 3 2018

The Ironroot Harbinger Straight Bourbon Whiskey; a wild horse of a bourbon. It needs time and patience to tame it but once you do it will reward you with complexity big flavors. A beautiful bourbon.

December 31 2017

The anCnoc 18 Years Old; this is a single malt for patient drinkers. It takes a while to really open up but, when it does, you'll be glad you waited.

December 30 2017

The Glendronach Marsala Wood Finish 18 Years Old; a wonderful fortified wine finished whisky from Glendronach. A must for lovers of sweeter whiskies.

December 29 2017

Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon; a simple and straight-to-the-point bourbon with rich flavors.

December 29 2017

The Hazelburn Sherry Wood 13 Years Old Oloroso Cask; an interesting dram with a wonderful nose, mediocre palate and a surprising finish. 

December 28 2017

The Highland Park Voyage of The Raven; a "good" single malt from Highland Park but nothing to write home about.

December 27 2017

The Glengoyne 21 Years Old; a wonderful sherry-bomb single malt with heaps of balanced complexity and richness. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

December 27 2017

The Springbank 15 Years Old; a classic single malt that ticks all of the boxes.

December 24 2017

The Golan Heights Single Cask Edition; a fantastically made single malt whisky; it's incredibly complex and rich for such a young expression. You can tell that this was made with extreme attention to detail by someone who really loves whisky.

December 24 2017

The Laphroaig Lore; proof that no age statement single malts can be absolutely phenomenal. Well done Laphroaig for making this beauty!

December 23 2017

The Highland Park Full Volume; rich, complex and superbly balanced. A fantastic, first-fill ex-bourbon cask matured, 18-year-old single malt from Highland Park. Highly recommended.

December 22 2017

The Tincup 10 Years Old; a solid American whiskey with rich notes of vanilla, caramel and spice.

December 21 2017

The Glengoyne 15 Years Old; an absolute beauty of a single malt. Just go buy it.

December 21 2017

The Aberfeldy 16 Years Old; a solid and easy-to-drink whisky from a great distillery.

December 18 2017

If you’re going to spend your hard earned money on drinking great whiskies then it's time to buy some real whisky glasses; luckily The Mashing has you covered.

December 18 2017

The Dalriada Blended Whisky; a pleasant and straightforward blended whisky, which shows a good malt/grain balance.

December 17 2017

The Texas Legation Batch No.1; a well-made, well-blended, tasty and intense bourbon.

December 17 2017

The Westland Garryana; a wonderful and unique single malt from the Washington based distillery. The finish in Oregon oak has given it an extra layer of complexity and richness.

December 16 2017

The Balcones Texas Single Malt Rum Cask Finish; a mammoth single malt! A stampede of big, bold and wonderful flavors. 

December 14 2017