Carsebridge 34 1982 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Each year, during December, I break into any whiskies I have from 1982. Why? Because that’s when I ended up being born. This year there are four, and I’m quite excited because a) it’s getting harder to find the already hard-to-find whiskies from this year. If you’re wondering why, look up when distilleries started shutting down in the 80s (because the 80s sucked) Birthday Dram… Continue reading Carsebridge 34 1982 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the first two drams! There’s this weird thing I have with Octomore. I’ve reviewed a lot of them. And admittedly, living in Ontario, the part of Canada that hates alcohol that isn’t beer or wine (officially, the people still like it, but they are heathens), I started late, only ever seeing the 6th batch before anything else. So on some level, they are… Continue reading Bruichladdich Octomore 2.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 8.4

Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan

Thanks to /u/forbiddenwaffle for pouring me a sample of this. I attempt to go into every review without any knowledge of the whisky. Typically just what the name tells me. However in the case of Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan… let’s just say that’s not happening. To start, Bruichladdich releases single casks for each of the crew that works there. These are available at the… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 13 – Jim McEwan

Caol Ila 26 1988 Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Thanks to /u/devoz or /u/xile_ for pouring a sample of this. Alright, so let’s review the second day of tasting: We had a lighter, interesting palette opener, a bombastic Speyside, an Irish that should have helped open another tasting, and a briny, peated Island Scotch. I guess it’s time to have more peat then. Which brings us to Caol Ila 26 1988 Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask. Older peated… Continue reading Caol Ila 26 1988 Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Highland Park SMWS 4.236 “Island Holiday Snapshot”

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me a sample of this. In a previous review, I mentioned, erroneously, that Highland Park is the only distillery on Orkney that peats. Fun story: Scapa used to peat way, way back. And then stopped due to hating us. Or whatever reason. I’m totally not taking it personally. Jerks. Anyway, that leaves us with Highland Park being the only ones who still… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.236 “Island Holiday Snapshot”