Thanks to /u/Davyj0ne5 for this dram
So here’s an issue. Each year, there are standard whiskies that come out. And the same ones come out time and time, which makes sense. And then independent releases changeup.
So as a whisky reviewer you end up starting with the standard, OB releases. Which is fine. It’s a good place to start. It’s easier to do. It’s less expensive.
And there’s plenty to drink. You figure out exactly what you enjoy drinking. I personally stuck to that for quite a long time.
And here’s where the sad complaining begins. I eventually had tried the lion’s share of entry drams from most distilleries. At least the ones I could find at bars. Which leaves me with reviewing independent bottlings of older and unique whiskies. Which screws with your outlook.
Thus I’m quite happy to be returning to earth for a little bit and…
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