Bunnahabhain 1978 Signatory Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/Jolarbear for this sample. When we, as a group, think of Islay whiskies, we think of smokey, beefy messes that muss up the hair of our friends and scream “manly burning things.” However that’s not always the case. At one time there were two distilleries that made spirits on Islay that one would not call “giant heaps of fire.” No, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain were… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 1978 Signatory Cask Strength

Glenkinchie Distiller’s Edition 1996/2010

I’m on a Lowland ‘kick’. In that I’m reviewing two of the ones I own. Don’t judge. Thanks to /u/ounknownto for this sample. Much appreciated. So big poppa Diageo brings out yet another Distiller’s Edition, this one from their Lowland Distillery. And I get it: It’s annoying that we get one or two dangled in front of us. Which is too bad. I think Lowland has… Continue reading Glenkinchie Distiller’s Edition 1996/2010

Taos Lightning 17 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey (K&L exclusive cask #15) [Mystery]

Thanks to /u/Kilrathi for sending through a mystery sample with the bevy of whiskey he sent. To start off, for those of you who are new: Hi, I’m horrible at mystery reviews. I can’t guess worth a damn, and I’m pretty sure each time I post one of them, I lose what little ‘respect’ I currently have on reddit. And yet I still like them. Hype… Continue reading Taos Lightning 17 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey (K&L exclusive cask #15) [Mystery]

Sazerac Rye 6

Thanks to /u/Devoz for being my main hook-up for all things Bourbon, yet again. So I’m going to say something as a Canadian that may sound whiney. And it is. But you American’s don’t get how lucky you really are. Don’t sputter, wait for it. Sure, we have all these nice things like beavers, universal healthcare, French women who don’t age, and lower crime rates. However… Continue reading Sazerac Rye 6