This December I am attempting to sample and review a whisky everyday for the 24 days of Advent in the run up to Christmas. My very basic criteria as I sorted through my masses of whisky and samples were these:

  • Single malt scotch only and should be (or have been) generally/easily available
  • Each day must be from a different distillery
  • Each day must be equivalent in age or older than the previous

Our Dramvent drams will be revealed here as they are posted.

  1. Wolfburn Aurora 3 Years Old 2013
  2. Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured 4 Years Old 2011
  3. Dailuaine 8 Years Old 2007 Hepburn’s Choice ~ 46% (Langside)
  4. Bowmore 9 Years Old Sherry Cask Matured (Bottled 2016) ~ 40% (Suntory)
  5. Ballechin 10 Years Old Heavily Peated 1st Release ~ 46% (Edradour)
  6. Glen Ord 11 Years Old 2004 Authentic Collection ~ 60.6% (Cadenheads)
  7. Kilkerran 12 Years Old ~ 46% (J & A Mitchell)
  8. Tomatin 14 Years Old 2012 PX Cask 34915 ~ 54% (Tomatin Distillery)
  9. Aberlour 16 Years Old Sherry Cask (Bottled 2016) ~ 56.2% (Aberlour Distillery)
  10. Ben Nevis 16 Year Old 1998 Strictly Limited ~ 46% (Càrn Mòr)
  11. Macallan 1997 (bottled 2015) Speymalt ~ 43% (Gordon & MacPhail)
  12. Arran 18 Years Old ~ 46% (Isle Of Arran)
  13. Caperdonich 20 Years Old 1996 Cask Ends ~ 48.9% (Cadenhead’s)
  14. Springbank 21 Years Old 2016 Single Cask Oloroso Sherry ~ 49.6% (J & A Mitchell)
  15. Ardbeg 21 Years Old 1992 Cask HH430 ~ 42.5% (WhiskyBroker)
  16. Tullibardine 22 Years Old 1993 Small Batch ~ 47.3% (Cadenhead’s)
  17. Bruichladdich 24 Years Old Valinch 7 Andy Ritchie ~ 51.4% (Bruichladdich)
  18. Dallas Dhu 24 Years Old 1976 Old Malt Cask ~ 50% (Douglas Laing)
  19. GlenDronach 24 Years Old 1991 Cask 2683 ~ 49.2% (Benriach)
  20. Mortlach 25 Years Old 1989 Cask 4302 Exclusive ~ 50% (Gordon & MacPhail)
  21. Macduff 25 Years Old 1990 Cask 1271 ~ 55.4% (Whiskybroker)
  22. Glenkinchie 28 Years Old 1987 Authentic Collection ~ 53.3% (Cadenheads)
  23. Littlemill 28 Years Old 1985 Treasurer’s Selection ~ 50.5% (Robert Graham)
  24. Inchmurrin 42 Years Old 1974 Authentic Collection ~ 44.3% (Cadenheads)

Thus concludes our 24 dram 443 year total maturation #Dramvent2016. I hope you have enjoyed reading about these whiskies as much was we have enjoyed dramming them during the festive period!