Mystery Scotch Review: Can you guess what it is?

I received this in a swap with Boyd86 who had received it from a guy who was banned from the network because of some shady swapping practices. He was told it’s Glendronach 15 Revival, but comparing the colour of it to the Revival, it’s clearly not. It’s labelled “GLENRO” so who knows if it’s Glendronach or something like Glenrothes… or could be something different altogether … Continue reading Mystery Scotch Review: Can you guess what it is?

Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Johnnie Walker King George V

Thanks to /u/Tsefly for the first sample. All hobbies have “those” moments. If you’re into Magic: The Gathering, it’ll be someone asking you “Why is it worth so much if it’s just cardboard?”. If you’re into Warhammer 40K, it’s “This art is great, but why do you guys not shower?” If you’re into wine, it’s people mentioning that price has a major impact on reviews. If… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Johnnie Walker King George V

Old Forester Classic

Thanks to /u/Shaillur for this sample Recently it’s been mentioned that I’m judging bourbon unfairly in comparison to Scotch. Which I can see, on some level. Scotch, when done correctly, has a depth of characters, unique aspects, and overall can set off memories. Bourbon, on the other hand, when done correctly, has big, bombastic flavours that are very distinct, are easier to taste, and can… Continue reading Old Forester Classic

#FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

Earlier this month I posted a review of a 23yr Laphroaig from SMWS, which had been my 199th scotch review on Reddit. Today I’m posting the review I wrote for my 200th: Laphroaig 25 CS 2011, which clocks in at 48.6% ABV, finished in oloroso casks. I received this sample from Devoz. Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 – 48.6% ABV Appearance: same light uncoloured yellow. Don’t … Continue reading #FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

Stronachie 18 A. D. Rattray [Re-Review]

Thanks to /u/WDMC-905 for the sample. Every so often I have someone who doesn’t agree with my reviews. And when it isn’t the usual suspects who are snarky, they ask me nicely and I eventually find a new dram to re-review it. Sometimes my score changes, sometimes I’m drinking Tobermory and it’s not better. However what usually doesn’t happen is someone actually offers me the bloody… Continue reading Stronachie 18 A. D. Rattray [Re-Review]

Heartwood Triple Review (Epiphany of the Lakes, Any Port in a Storm [Winter Edition], Convict Resurrection)

Thanks to UncleTobys for these samples. I have a whisky bucket list. Or rather, as I’ve started calling them, my white whales. These are odd or interesting or quite tasty drams I want to try. For instance, Hibiki 30 is on that list. And the whisky made of bagels. And Bruichladdich Fishky. Not to mention trying Heartwood. Which if you’re following along, is something I’ve… Continue reading Heartwood Triple Review (Epiphany of the Lakes, Any Port in a Storm [Winter Edition], Convict Resurrection)