Willett 22 2015 Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Bourbon

Thanks to /u/Scotchchick for pouring me a sample of this. A few months/years ago, I had this great idea. I’d gather up as many Willet samples as I could. They released so many different single barrel whiskies and ryes that I’d be able to do a true vertical. And then I realized a few things: A lot of these whiskies are really hard to get. They were… Continue reading Willett 22 2015 Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Bourbon

Mellow Corn

Thanks to /u/Scotchchick for pouring a sample for me. There’s a whiskey. Some would say ubiquitous. Still, others would say it’s legendary. Its golden hue is known by geeks and non-geeks alike, which based on how I did on Venn diagrams, includes everyone in the world (Editor’s note: That’s not how that works at all). Of course, I’m speaking about Mellow Corn. Not to get corny, but I’ve… Continue reading Mellow Corn

Glenrothes SMWS 30.100 “An abundance of fruit cake”

? Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me a sample of this whisky. It’s Xmas time. And somehow you’ve gotten your baking done and out of the house. Perhaps you’re not even someone who celebrates Xmas. Maybe you’ve not gained the requisite 10 kg of weight needed for the rough winters ahead in this new world. So you’re all set, and then a package arrives. You see it’s… Continue reading Glenrothes SMWS 30.100 “An abundance of fruit cake”

Glenmorangie Bacalta

Thanks to /u/ScotchChick for pouring me a sample of this dram. I’ll be honest, as I typically am: For a few years, I skipped over the Glenmorangie special releases. Yes, I’ve reviewed a few of them. Like today’s, Glenmorangie Bacalta, not around the time they came out. Why? Well, there’re a few reasons. The first is the easiest: Ealanta. A cracker dram if I ever had one. And… Continue reading Glenmorangie Bacalta

Dailuaine SMWS 41.81 “Unravel the mystery”

Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me this sample. I’ve written about Dailuaine twice before, as I’ve only had two whiskies from them before today. So far I’m seeing why they are used in blends, and why Diageo keeps them around. Don’t take that as a put down, either. Not every cog in the machine is the main one, and we wouldn’t have half the interesting blends of… Continue reading Dailuaine SMWS 41.81 “Unravel the mystery”