Dewar’s White Label [Current Vs. 1968]

(Thanks to /u/Porkpants81 for the Secret Santa swap from 2013 on this one!) Whisky changes. This is a constant in all of our understanding. Especially if it’s NAS or a blend. Sometimes it takes quite awhile, and sometimes it’s quick (see current complains of Oog going down in quality) Why? Well for multiple reasons, all of which are money. Can make a whisky cheaper and people… Continue reading Dewar’s White Label [Current Vs. 1968]

A Volley of Grouse [Famous, Snow, Black, Black Alpha]

(Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for the Black Grouse Alpha) This may count as a volley. Or not. Grouse tend to be solitary, so when one finally sees a bunch of grouse, it’s hard to say if it’s a volley or not. That being said, I’m talking about whisky, and not birds. I’d hate to see what would happen if I ate 4 different types of wild game… Continue reading A Volley of Grouse [Famous, Snow, Black, Black Alpha]

Michel Couvreur 12 Overaged Malt

(Thanks to /u/Devoz for the dram!) So I’m a little giddy to review this one, because I’m a child. Awhile ago there was some subreddit drama that made me giggle. The creation of /r/realscotch was caused by a certain individual asking for a review of Michel Couvreur Special Vatting. To say the least, I haven’t been able to review this malt yet, however whenever I hear about… Continue reading Michel Couvreur 12 Overaged Malt

Chivas Royal Salute 21

(Thanks to /u/Jolarbear for this sample!) Continuing on with my series named “The Blender: A totally not rip-off of /u/tintin777‘s review series”, I moved along to another well known and respected blend group, Chivas. Chivas and I have not had the best of whisky friendships. While I will enjoy a dram of it while out with people, that’s usually because I want to be social and… Continue reading Chivas Royal Salute 21

Dimple 15

(Special thanks to /u/slackerdude for this sample) Now to continue the series I’m calling “The Blender: A totally not rip-off of /u/tintin777‘s review series”. Up next we have a blend made primarily of Glenkinchie malt, with some “more northernly distilleries” thrown in for good measure, including Linkwood, of which we know is always good. That seems fun. Man I am tired. I’m having trouble just going… Continue reading Dimple 15

Compass Box Quintuple Review [Orangerie, Spice Tree, The Peat Monster, Flaming Heart, Great King Street Artist’s Blend)

(Special thanks to /u/slackerdude, /u/Jolarbear, and /u/ziggy1283 for the samples. You’re all very good people) It’s that time of year people. The time when we’re all ready for it: The Blend-a-Thon! Yup, my completely unique.. wait, what? /u/tintin777 has been doing a blend-a-thon? Or a vatted-a-thon? Well fuck. That’s what I get for waiting months to finally review blends. Or vats. As an aside, to make everything easy,… Continue reading Compass Box Quintuple Review [Orangerie, Spice Tree, The Peat Monster, Flaming Heart, Great King Street Artist’s Blend)