Here are my top 10 whiskies of this year, in no particular order. What have you enjoyed during 2015?
Tormore G&M Cask Strength 1999
Tasted as part of the UHI whisky course (of which I am the esteemed lecturer!), and fell in love with it straight away.
Glenlivet Nadurra Batch 1214E
60.2% of loveliness! Matured in a first-fill American oak cask it is a delight.
Balvenie 12 yo Doublewood
Reminded at a friends party recently just how good this dram is, need to get one in the collection very soon.
Glenrothes Alba Reserve
Discovered this gem during the initial round of judging for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival whisky awards, and loved it until the bottle was gone.
Always a favourite, the vanilla and fruit of the 2008 edition were just beautiful; really looking forward to trying the new edition.
Bunnahabhain G&M 8 yo
Cannot remember why I bought this one, but it is great; this is our family tipple this Christmas.
Highland Park G&M 8 yo
Better than the “usual” 12 yo Highland Park this is lighter and fruitier, a great example of what you can do with really good casks.
The Glenlivet 15 yo French Oak Reserve
Oh this is good, enough said.
Talisker 25 yo
An old favourite, well since last year when my wonderful friends bought me this as a leaving present; sentimental value as well as a damn fine whisky. This is the finest whisky I have in my current collection.
Cardhu Gold Reserve
Goes to prove that NAS can be decent whisky, this expression is more than decent.