Bowmore 26 French Oak Barrique – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. I slag off Bowmore a lot. Starting with positivity today. I’m just shitting rainbows up in here. Now don’t get me wrong. I won’t mock anyone for enjoying Bowmore. And I’ve certainly had some fun, interesting times with Bowmore. That all said, I should probably note that those fun times, those “I’m going out of my way” times were always cask… Continue reading Bowmore 26 French Oak Barrique – The Vintner’s Trilogy

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Thanks to /u/lol_oilers for sharing this dram If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Islay and make your way to Bruichladdich, then you’ll come across a group of distillery exclusive Valinch bottlings. Some of them will be named after the hard workers, some will by given Gaelic names that most of us will butcher, and all will be pricey. Usually for a good reason. I’ve never been… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Three XO Blends (Toronto Whisky Society, Maltbarn, Kensington Wine Market)

I’ve told this story many times, but we’re getting to the end of this particular blip of whiskies, so one more time: Many years ago someone was at a warehouse, trying whisky. They noticed some old barrels, tasted them, realized they were old Macallan, Glenrothes, Mortlach, and Tamdhu, all of which were no longer wanted because they were underproof. By vatting them together with some… Continue reading Three XO Blends (Toronto Whisky Society, Maltbarn, Kensington Wine Market)

Glenfarclas 105 22

Alright, so every so often there’s a limited edition that catches my eye. Distillery bottlings command a premium, getting something that is worth it (and actually limited to some degree) is tough, you’re hoping it’s worth it, and all that. Glenfarclas has brought out 105 a few times before. I, for one, am typically interested in it, simply because it’s a stronger strength, it’s not… Continue reading Glenfarclas 105 22

Diageo’s 2019 Special Release Collection Announced

Diageo just announced their 2019 Special Release collection. Although details are sparse, we know that they will all be single malt releases! Furthermore, each whisky is cask strength! Selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson, the theme for the collection is “Rare by Nature”. Each bottle “celebrates the special, varied surroundings of each distillery, with each one delivering a different journey of discovery for the distillers … Continue reading Diageo’s 2019 Special Release Collection Announced

Benrinnes 13 1998 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Thanks to?/u/nsquare14?for the sample. A long time ago I found out that Benrinnes was the thing. Ex-sherry specifically. I bought a bottle of Benrinnes 14 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection, enjoyed it a lot, and here we are. Since then it’s been harder to find these nice ex-sherry cask Benrinnes, probably because we weren’t wrong about how tasty they are. Thus when the opportunity came up… Continue reading Benrinnes 13 1998 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection