Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Thanks to Tim W. for pouring me this sample. So we start ramping up. Because for this year’s Advent Calendar, put together by my wife, each one is supposed to be stronger than the last. Luckily I have a working liver. Ha! Take that non-liver people! So we’re onto Advent Day #16. Let’s see how this tastes, shall we? Price: Sold out Region: Island Date Distilled: July 2002… Continue reading Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Thanks to /u/georgejessel for pouring me this dram If you happen to only read my bourbon reviews or just been ignoring the silly review styles I’ve been doing and then fallen onto this review, well welcome. This dram was part of a group of whiskey samples I swapped for that my wife then put in order for an Advent Calendar. Aren’t those usually written about in December?… Continue reading Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for pouring this for me. This is an ongoing series I’m doing. Back in December my wife took out 24 drams and called them an advent calendar. We’re onto Day #14. Turns out you don’t need to pay someone for one of these. Yay! Makes that pay cut I took so much easier to bear. We’ve been going up in alcohol by volume. What’s… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for pouring me this dram This is one of the ongoing review series I’m calling “Holy Crap I did too many of these at once and it comes across as muddled at best”, or rather, Day 13 of the Advent Calendar my wife put together for me in December that I’m only now posting. Yay life being busy! It certainly was a great idea… Continue reading Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask

? Thanks to /u/tishpickle for pouring me this dram. Here we are at Advent Calendar Day #12. Yes, I’m sticking to this. Now. Mostly. I don’t know, I’ve been busy, maybe I should stop all of this? Nah, that’s silly, we came this far. So I’ve been doing blind tastings of whiskies my wife chose and sorted in a silly way. Let’s see what’s up next, shall… Continue reading Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask

Glen Spey 27 1986 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

So here we are. Onto Day 11 of my Advent Calendar, done in December on a one-per-day process, and then… Well, you get the rest, it’s posted eventually. Granted being sick and having some writer’s block this past month hasn’t helped things. But we’re onto fun things! It’s all looking up, at least until class starts again for me. Let’s see what day 11 brings,… Continue reading Glen Spey 27 1986 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection

Thanks to @scotchguy.to for this sample So I’m at this tasting still. And I’m getting to the last drams I can have before I gotta go. So I ask for the last whisky of the night. Up comes Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection, an older bottling. And for those of you who missed the last post, I had just drunk a sherried Glenturret of… Continue reading Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection