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Sunday, 4 May 2014

What's on my shelves (in my 'working whisky collection')

Well, let me start by saying that yes, I do have a whisky collection, but it is more of a 'working whisky' collection, as I like to call it. Those bottles which are not open, are essentially being saved for a special (or sometimes VERY special) occasion. I do not consider myself a collector in the anal-retentive sense, where I have hundreds of bottles squirrelled away just for the sake of owning them, never to be opened or even looked at, and probably forgotten.

So, here's what I have at the moment, listed by region, with a map for quick reference (thanks to Lonely Planet for the image):

Scotch Whisky, Single Malt:

Ardbeg 10yo
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
Ardbeg Almost There
Ardbeg Ardbog
Ardbeg Supernova 2010
Ardbeg Supernova 2014
Ardbeg Uigeadail+
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Ardbeg Renaissance "We've Arrived"
Ardbeg Auriverdes
Ardbeg Perpetuum (general release)+
Ardbeg Dark Cove (committee release)+
Ardbeg Dark Cove (general release)
Ardbeg Kelpie (committee release)+
Ardbeg Grooves (committee release)+
Bowmore Devil's Cask, batch 2
Bowmore Tempest, batch 5
Bruichladdich Black Art 3
Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008
Bruichladdich Laddie 8 200ml
Bruichladdich Laddie 10 200ml
Bruichladdich Laddie 10 Second Edition
Bruichladdich Octomore 5.1
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.1
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.2
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3
Bruichladdich Octomore 7.1
Bruichladdich Octomore 7.2+
Bruichladdich Octomore 7.3
Bruichladdich Octomore 7.4
Bruichladdich Octomore 8.3
Bruichladdich Octomore 10, 2nd Edition
Bruichladdich Octomore OBA+
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Peat Project
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10yo 46%
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte CC01 2007
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC6
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC7
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC8
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC11
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC12
Bruichladdich Valinch Syrah cask - Roddy MacEachern
Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Bunnahabhain Ceobanach+
Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona
Caol Ila 12yo
Caol Ila 29yo, 1983 (Duncan Taylor bottling)
Caol Ila Distillers Edition, 1993
Caol Ila Distillers Edition, 2001
Caol Ila Distillers Edition, 2003
Caol Ila Distillery Exclusive, 2017
Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength
Kilchoman 2008 vintage
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014
Kilchoman Quarter Cask Cask Strength 2016
Kilchoman Sanaig
Kilchoman Single Cask #559, Oloroso cask, 58.2%
Kilchoman Distillery shop exclusive, Rum cask finish, 2017.
Lagavulin 8yo+
Lagavulin 16yo
Lagavulin 12yo 2013
Lagavulin 12yo 2014+
Lagavulin 12yo 2015
Lagavulin 12yo 2016
Lagavulin 12yo 2017
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1995 (distilled)
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2013 (bottled)
Lagavulin Feis Ile 2017
Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2017+
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig PX Cask+
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Laphroaig An Cuan Mor+
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014+
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015+
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2018
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 5
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 6
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 7+
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 8
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 9+
Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength, batch 10+
Port Askaig 100 proof (Caol Ila)
Port Askaig 19yo cask strength

Ledaig 10yo
Ledaig 18yo
Ledaig 10yo sherry cask (Signatory Cask Strength)
Talisker 10
Talisker 18yo
Talisker 57 North
Talisker Distillers Edition 1996
Talisker Distillers Edition 2000
Tobermory 15yo

Aberlour A'Bunadh, batch 52
Ardmore Traditional Cask
Balvenie 12yo
Benriach 10yo 'Curiositas'
Benriach 17yo 'Septendecim'
Benromach 10yo 57% / 100 proof
Cardhu 12yo
Craigellachie 13yo
Edradour Ballechin 10 year old
Edradour Chardonnay cask SFTC 12 year old
Glendronach 12yo 'The Original'
Glendronach 15yo 'Revival'
Glendronach 18yo 'Allardice'+
Glendronach 21yo 'Parliament'
Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 3
Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 4
Glendronach Cask Strength, batch 5
Glendronach Hand-filled, single cask #1446 PX matured.
Glendronach Single Cask #5524 11yo PX finish.
Glendronach Single Cask #3492 12yo Oloroso, Oak Barrel exclusive.
Glendronach Single Cask #98, 18yo Oloroso matured. 
Glenfiddich 15yo
Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary (peated)
Glenlivet Nadurra 16yo cask strength, 2006 bottling
Glenlivet Nadurra 16yo cask strength, 2013 bottling
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso 48%
Glenrothes Alba Reserve
Glen Scotia 15yo+
Kilkerran 12yo
Longrow 11yo 'Red' Port cask
Longrow 11yo Rundlets & Kilderkins
Macallan 12 Double Cask
Mortlach 2002 14yo 43% (Signatory Vintage)
Springbank 10yo
Springbank 10yo Local Barley cask strength
Springbank 12yo Burgundy cask strength
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength, batch 9
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength, batch 14
Springbank 14yo Bourbon Wood cask strength
Springbank 16yo Local Barley cask strength

Other parts of the world:

Hakushu 10yo, Japan
Connemara Turf Mor, Ireland
The Irishman 12yo, Ireland
Paul John Bold, India
Paul John Classic, India
Paul John Peated, India
Bellwether Batch 4, Australia
Bellwether Batch 5, Australia
Bellwether Cask Strength, Australia
Hellyer's Rd "Distiller's Choice" (hand fill) peated, Australia
Heartwood 1 of 3, Australia
Heartwood Beagle 3, Australia
Heartwood Calm Before the Storm, Australia
Heartwood Chaos & Intrigue, Australia
Heartwood Convict Resurrection, Australia
Heartwood Dare to be Different, Australia
Heartwood Darkest Before Dawn, Australia
Heartwood Dregs, Australia
Heartwood Heart of Darkness, Australia
Heartwood Epiphany at the Lakes, Australia
Heartwood Mediocrity Be Damned, Australia
Heartwood The Revelation, Australia
Heartwood We Are Brothers, Australia
Heartwood We Are Cousins, Australia
Bakery Hill Peated Cask Strength, Australia
Starward Solera, Australia
Starward Wine Cask, Australia
Starward Tenth Anniversary, Australia+
Cotswolds Single Malt, England

Blended Whisky:

Black Bottle, old style
Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary
Compass Box No Name
Compass Box Peat Monster
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Johnnie Walker Green Label

There are multiples of some of these as well, where possible and affordable I like to grab two bottles of the good ones, one to keep and one to drink!