So the new Cadenheads Small Batch arrive tomorrow:-
The latest Creations blend, we've had the smoky style and then the sherried so now for the lighter side, 46%.
The latest grain - Port Dundas 25yo 46%, unfortunately this has counted as a closed distillery for a wee while now, this will be used in the barge tasting in August - which is sold out incidentally.
Caol Ila 10yo 46% - nice to see a younger Islay on the list.
Aultmore-Glenlivet 17yo 54.9%, a lesser spotted Speyside which is thin on the ground in the shop just now so looking forward to another try of a lesser encountered malt.
Glen Keith-Glenlivet 29yo 47.5% there's been some nice teenage Glen Keiths around recently so curious to taste an older one.
Glenlivet 25yo 54.5% - the last one we bottled was a belter from a claret cask at 24yo so expectations are unfairly high.
Glenlossie-Glenlivet 48yo 43.5% - the oldest malt we've ever bottled.
Miltonduff-Glenlivet 24yo 55.3% - had some nice ones recently but they were teenagers at 46% so again looking forward to a variation from the distillery.
Speyside 18yo 62.8% - must be from some of the earliest casks filled, sherry cask too, I've never tried a sherried Speyside, high strength.
Tamdhu 22yo 56% - last year's bottling by Cadenheads was a port cask which wasn't to everybody's taste although it worked for me.
Tamnavulin 22yo 52.9% - another dram whose profile has slipped a bit recently.
The tasting will probably include the Caol Ila and Speyside perhaps the blend and a couple of oldies.
I'll test drive as many as I can and post the results. The tasting will probably be about £20 and at 7.30pm at The Kilderkin, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.