The end of the year is upon us, and this outturn arrives early. Which catches me off guard, as my previews are now reviews!
My favourites are the tempered-yet-fruity Tormore, the sweet and fruity Girvan, the curious and exotic Inchmurrin, the atypical smorgasbord that is the Bunnahabhain and the ashen Caol Ila. I'd like more than one bottle of each of them!
Then there's the fruit bomb Bladnoch, the sweetly balanced Benrinnes, the rather lively Glen Grant and the bacon and ash of the Ardmore. I could restrain myself to just the one bottle of each of those, if I had the funds!
There are plenty of other whiskies I'd happily drink - 7 in fact! And even the drams that weren't to my liking were still solid, decent drams that I'm sure others will enjoy. Overall, this is a flying start on the long haul to Christmas...