GlenAllachie 18

Another new distillery to the club, GlenAllachie 18 did not disappoint. Matured in Oloroso, PX and virgin oak, it sings of barley, raisins and butterscotch. Many naysayers knock GlenAllachie’s single malt range as the distillery focused its production on blends until ownership changed in 2017, but this offering is nothing to turn one’s nose up at. Overall, it has a pleasant, very drinkable body and sweetness and suggests that real thought was put into which casks would be earmarked for single malts. 46% ABV.

Dailuaine 16

An interesting release from whisky giant Diageo as part of their Flora and Fauna Series. This 26-bottle series launched in the 1990’s allows the whisky enthusiast to sample single malt drams that often end up in blends. This offering is a 16 year-old single malt officially released from the Dailuaine distillery. Sherry matured. Look for fruitcake, cereals, nuts and spice. 43% ABV. A new distillery to the club, it was great to try a lesser-known bottle off the beaten path!