Tamnavulin 24 1991 Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Thanks to /u/devoz for the sample. Tamnavulin, and Tammy to its friends, or friendemies, isn’t seen too often. It’s a fairly recent and modern distillery, being built between 1956 and 1966 and pumping out four million litres of alcohol a year. That said, back in 1995 this workhorse distillery (made to produce more whisky for blenders) was mothballed, and only opened again in 2007. As far as… Continue reading Tamnavulin 24 1991 Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask

Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

Thanks to /u/distillasian for sharing all of these with me. So we’re having an amazing night. Drinking samples that were brought back from Islay, and reminding ourselves to make distillasian’s wife many cakes. Or BBQ meat. Or cakes with BBQ meat in them. I’m not going to judge. For a few of the samples (save the two previous reviews that were bottles from Scotland) we were sharing… Continue reading Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/distillasian for this sample. So as part of Distillasian’s trip around Scotland, he left the island of Islay (I assume kicking and screaming) and came back to the mainland to hit up one of his favourite distilleries, GlenDronach. During the shopping he did, in which he showed more restraint than I have in the past, he chose GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive from the… Continue reading GlenDronach 25 1993 Single Cask Hand-Filled Distillery Exclusive

GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. Yes, that’s a wine bottle. It was part of a split. Yes, my glass is dirty. I exude a film on my hands that help me escape predators. As a “break” from the distillery exclusives, we jumped over to GlenDronach. Specifically GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon, a cask that was bottled for Wine & Beyond back in 2014, when… Continue reading GlenDronach 11 2003 Single Cask PX Sherry Puncheon

Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/distillasian for the sample. At some point, I’ll make it out to Islay. Before then? Thank goodness I have good friends like /u/distillasian and his wife, who passed on her samples. Reminder: Bake her a cake at some point. There wasn’t enough to review of all of the samples (but there certainly was enough to enjoy, and boy did I enjoy), however, Distillasian also cracked into his… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 14 PX Noe Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this dram. Whisky nerds end up being odd in that they learn about other casks through what their favourite dram was put into. Well, other than bourbon-only fans. As different casks are used (when they are allowed), we’re introduced to what they did to the cask and then what happens when that specific cask mixes with whisky. It’s all quite fun.… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 Micro-Provenance 1990 Calvados