Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Our sense of vision is pretty shitty in the animal kingdom. Compare it to a cat that can see better in the dark, or a hawk that can see much further, or even owls which got bits of both. But have any of them invented pop tarts? No, so let’s stick with humans for now. So with my puny, not-even-great-vision-for-a-human (I wear glasses, 4/20 vision),… Continue reading Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for this sample. When it comes to Clynelish, there are two types of people: Those that enjoy them in ex-sherry casks, and those of you who I assume hunt down neighbourhood pets in order to drink their blood. I kid of course. There are people who love an ex-bourbon Clynelish. I have no issue with them. If anything, they are buying and enjoying whisky… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

A Drop of the Irish Black Adder 2016 Sherry Cask Finish Single Cask

Thanks to /u/saba007[ for the sample. This past year (2018) I had lots and lots of plans. Finish my accounting schooling, find a new job in a new career space, making running jokes that only I’ll appreciate at all, and review enough Irish Whiskey to finally hit 100 total reviews. I’m happy to say I got most of that done, and regularly laugh to myself like a… Continue reading A Drop of the Irish Black Adder 2016 Sherry Cask Finish Single Cask

Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Lately I’ve been enjoying wild ales. For those not in the know, a wild ale is a beer that has used yeast or bacteria in addition to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for fermentation. It’s recently caught on in the US, with Lambics using the method for centuries now. So, when I was invited to try Glenmorangie’s newest release, which used their own strain of wild yeast, I … Continue reading Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/Throzen[ for pouring this one for me. Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength. Right off the bat, you’re noticing it. This is what you listen for when buying independent bottles. Balblair. I like it, I’ve enjoyed versions of it that are original bottlings, so I assume it’ll be good. 24-years-old? Yeah, that’s very nice. As someone who usually has whiskies between 8 and… Continue reading Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

Kirkland Signature Speyside 18

Thanks to /u/DistillAsian for this one! Kirkland Signature. We all know it. Sorry, those of us who need the deals at Costco just to get by in this boring dystopia that is Capitalistic North America know of it. Canadians and Americans have different ways of reacting to store brands. In Canada, we grew up with them, and even high-end versions of them. Americans, from what I’ve learned… Continue reading Kirkland Signature Speyside 18

Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_[ for pouring me this dram. It’s the end of the year. We’re having whiskies of which we saved onto to eventually have. It’s all a great time. So we’re doing the next one blind. Which, of course, means I didn’t guess it correctly.?Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi?is what it eventually was revealed to be. So first off, it’s pretty amazing to have a fifth birthday… Continue reading Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi