SMWS 2020 Global (Virtual) Gathering Discovery Pack Review

SMWS Discover Pack review for the 2020 Global Gathering. Includes.

Watch it here on Youtube!!!

Buy the pack here.

26.145 Mood-lifting sanctuary

35.259 Rumtopf, birnenbrot and stollen

7.243 Twinning

10.195 Shiver me timbers

53.332 Storm-tossed kelp on an Islay beach

Get your own in time for the live tasting on the 6th of September from SMWS.

New Whisky Reviews – Lockdown Week 2


Here we are in Lockdown week 2 (week late I know), and heres a round up of the reviews for that week.

The full review of Daftmill Winter 2007:


A rather fruity SMoS Reserve Cask release of Glen Elgin, bottled at 13 years old:


And a bloody gloriously young Arran 9yo from a leaky cask and bottled for the Good Spirits company by Morrison and Mackay. 9 Years old, 42.1% and absolutely delish!

Oh, I also open the Lockdown week 2 bottle! Id say no spoilers but I’ve just released the full review video of it on twitter! 🙂


Enjoy, stay inside, stay safe, keep your health!  See you next week!

Playing Catch up!


So, I’ve been doing a bunch of video reviews recently and neglecting the blog a bit.  Here’s some of the latest video reviews, take a look, subscribe, like (or not), and catch you soon with more video reviews! 🙂














Drinks by the Dram Spirits Advent Calendars 2019.

Drinks by the Dram Spirits Advent Calendars 2019.

And another year is quickly evaporating like a bottle of Bruichladdich 10 year old (they go quite quick in my house. Lovely juice). And as such we are coming up on silly season and here comes the best advent calendars that money can buy.

This year the drinks by the dram spirit filled advent calendars deliver once again. 2019’s offerings range from £49.95 (Boutique-y Gin calendar) to £9,995(!) for the most premium of premium whisky calendars.

Everything is available at Master of Malt right now. Why not get one for a loved one, that includes yourself by the way! Here’s a link for your loving perusal.

This years offerings include whisky, gin, vodka, tequila, mezcal, Armagnac, Irish, American, world whiskies, cognac, rum, Japanese, absinthe, and my own personal favourite the Boutique-y whisky company version! But failing all those options this year you can even create your own!

I can’t wait til December to get tucked into mine!

If you do get yourself one of these calendars Id love to hear from you on twitter @dvdbloke when you  open them up each day on the run up to Christmas.  Send me your thoughts in a tweet and a mini review!