Bruichladdich DNA 3rd Edition MCMLXXXV

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this one with us. Little bit worried about posting this one. It has a history, and I have a history of reviewing them before. So back in the day, Bruichladdich had a revitalization. Their casks weren’t the best they could be, so they sourced a lot of wine casks to finish them in. However not all of the casks needed replacing. And… Continue reading Bruichladdich DNA 3rd Edition MCMLXXXV

Bladnoch SMWS 50.72 “Summer’s night in Lovers Lane”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this one with us. Bladnoch. Lowland. These two words are ones you hear in whisky circles, and then half the group goes “Huh, never had anything from there. What do they make again?” Bladnoch has only recently been revitalized, so some of the older barrels from the last batch are popping up. Not to mention they were a distillery that opened and… Continue reading Bladnoch SMWS 50.72 “Summer’s night in Lovers Lane”

Three Douglas Laing Double Barrel Offerings

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for two of these samples. There are blends, blended malts, and vattings. Today we’re going to look at blended malts. Douglas Laing has an entire division devoted to the idea of taking two different whiskies from different distilleries, blending them together, and making something new. But not just two different whiskies. Two different single casks. All done for, and I’m quoting here, “a bit… Continue reading Three Douglas Laing Double Barrel Offerings

Lochside 21 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Went to Feathers for this dram. Because… I’ve been told I’m behind. Lochside distillery killed my grandfather. Thus why I never have reviewed them, and it’s a horrible pain my family deals with every day. Wait, no, that’s silly. Or at least macabre. I just haven’t had a chance to try any Lochside distillery before, as it lasted a very short amount of time. They started in… Continue reading Lochside 21 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. Yadda yadda yadda Toronto Whisky Society meeting blah blah blah Ledaig etcetera etcetera etcetera someone lost an eye. It’s pronounced Le-Check. Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits is, for lack of a better term, a lost gem that makes me want to move out West. You see, Co-op Wines & Spirits had this bottling made a… Continue reading Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits

Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for sharing this sample. We had a meeting. One of us hadn’t had Ledaig before. Once done all the important parts of the meeting, two people at the meeting broke out the whiskies. We reminded each other it’s pronounced Le-Check over and over as we drank more cask strength (and some not cask strength) whisky. There may have been giggling. So we know about… Continue reading Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample Incase you missed my last post, recently I was at a meeting to discuss a whisky tasting event and ended up needing to try some Ledaig, which is pronounced Le-Check, because Gaelic, that’s why. So last time we had a nine year old Ledaig that was distilled in October 2006. This time we have… a nine year old Ledaig that was… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”