Port Ellen 31 1982 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Thanks to Strasse for the sample. For those of you late to the party, or who have missed the other reviews, each year near my birthday I aim to review something from my birth year. This is Birthday dram #4. Port Ellen evokes different thoughts for different people. To start off it’s one of those legendary whiskies that frankly is expensive because it was closed… Continue reading Port Ellen 31 1982 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Dallas Dhu 19 1982 Signatory Vintage

Thanks to /u/jolarbear for this sample. For those of you who have missed the past times I’ve done this: Near my birthday, earlier this month, I reviewed my samples from my birth year, 1982. This is Birthday Dram #3. Dallas Dhu closed down in 1983. Money issues mixed with a water supply issue saw it close. Dallas Dhu 19 1982 Signatory Vintage was distilled almost a year before… Continue reading Dallas Dhu 19 1982 Signatory Vintage

Cameronbridge SMWS G4.13 “Marvellous multifaceted”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample. And thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for the image. For those who missed it (and frankly that’s okay) each year, around my birthday, I review what samples I have from 1982. Because that’s when I was born. Otherwise, it’d be a weird coincidence. After taking a break due to social commitments I was told “not to be drunk at” and “again” or… Continue reading Cameronbridge SMWS G4.13 “Marvellous multifaceted”

Croftengea 10 2006 Jack Wieber Old Train Line

Thanks to scotchguy.to for bringing this whisky to the Toronto Whisky Society annual general meeting. I know what you’re thinking: “Croftengea? Isn’t that the supercontinent? Or did he just sneeze? Does he write down sneezes now? Has he lost it and is reviewing sneezing?” All of that is false, and you’re a jerk, dear reader. Loch Lomond is up again here. In the ever-growing line of whiskies… Continue reading Croftengea 10 2006 Jack Wieber Old Train Line

Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza

Thanks to /u/WDMC-905 for bringing this to the Toronto Whisky Society general meeting for the year. For those of us who aren’t musical nerds (which I say lovingly), an Extravaganza is a piece of music or literary work characterized by freedom of style and structure. You see originally Spice Tree was an illegal whisky. By using a non traditional cask, the SWA felt that they were cheating… Continue reading Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza

Ben Nevis 21 1996 Cadenhead Single Cask

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample while everyone else drank wine. I’m not a wine drinker. And previous to this, I offered to pour a sample to review for a friend. Now that it’s done, and wine’s wasted on me, and the board games are flowing, it’s time to have something I’ve been looking forward to. Ben Nevis was purchased in the past few decades.… Continue reading Ben Nevis 21 1996 Cadenhead Single Cask

Royal Brackla SMWS 55.38 “Flaming Red Wine Punch”

Thanks to Tim for this sample! A quick side note: Right now I’m attempting a few things. My wife went through my samples and made an advent calendar for me to do during December. I’ve amassed four whiskies for my birthday. Oh and I said I’d at least review (not post) enough Irish whiskies to have 100 reviews of them. However every so often a… Continue reading Royal Brackla SMWS 55.38 “Flaming Red Wine Punch”