Ledaig SMWS 42.24 “The bee’s knees…”

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. I jump around quite a lot on distilleries I drink. When asked “what whisky do you… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.24 “The bee’s knees…”

Introducing Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie is proud to announce their newest Private Edition release, the ninth in a long line of annually released limited edition malts. Each edition explores new innovations and how they affect whisky. However before we get into the details of this new malt, first we should go back. Back to 1949. Why? Because Glenmorangie was the first Scotch malt maker to release a whisky that … Continue reading Introducing Glenmorangie Spios

Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Anytime you go to a place that is by an Ocean or Sea, there’s something in … Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”

Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge”

This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Growing up, I was lucky enough to be part of families that prized simple recipes. So for breakfast I was used … Continue reading Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge”

Yamazaki 12

Yamazaki 12, 43% ABV, acquired in trade. Nose: Honey, musty oak, sherry, honey dew, pears, nutmeg, vanilla, and a very slight heathered peat. Taste: Fresh citrus, chocolate fudge, vanilla, figs, and this really nice vicious malty note. Finish: Medium, very slight peat, fruit, chocolate, and malt notes linger. Thoughts: I really like this! I assume its ex-bourbon and sherry cask matured. The balance is right … Continue reading Yamazaki 12

Elements of Islay Peat Blend Full Proof

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this whisky with me. So we’ve now had all of the different Laphroaigs. And we’ve enjoyed them, each in our own way. So how do we finish things? Another Laphroaig? That’s silly. No, we need a blended malt made up of only Islays. That’s closer. Either that or release a bull and some rodeo clowns and perhaps play the bongos. Either … Continue reading Elements of Islay Peat Blend Full Proof

Laphroaig 25 2008

Finally we’re onto my entry for the Laphroaig series, “To Quaff a Laphroaig”. We all had Laphroaigs, we all had time, we opened them up, and then drank them. Not at once though, because that would be silly. I’m not the kind of whisky drinker who typically buys high end whisky. I wish I was: However the raising prices means I’m typically sticking to samples, … Continue reading Laphroaig 25 2008