Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. Speyside whiskies are never something I plan to pick myself at my yearly whisky tasting. My wife loves to pick out mysteries, loves to see me struggle with them, and sometimes even… Continue reading Ardmore 21 1979 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. When selecting a Highland, I have to say that, assuming money is not a concern, my typical question is: What Brora do they have? Here again we see a distillery that is… Continue reading Brora 29 1971 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. So typically I try to hit each region of Scotland. Except Campbeltown, because by the end I’m a little knackered. But what order to you go in? Well I’ve always said that… Continue reading Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Ledaig SMWS 42.24 “The bee’s knees…”

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. I jump around quite a lot on distilleries I drink. When asked “what whisky do you… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.24 “The bee’s knees…”

Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Anytime you go to a place that is by an Ocean or Sea, there’s something in … Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.227 “Dreaming to the sounds of the sea”

Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge”

This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Growing up, I was lucky enough to be part of families that prized simple recipes. So for breakfast I was used … Continue reading Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge”

Yamazaki 12

Yamazaki 12, 43% ABV, acquired in trade. Nose: Honey, musty oak, sherry, honey dew, pears, nutmeg, vanilla, and a very slight heathered peat. Taste: Fresh citrus, chocolate fudge, vanilla, figs, and this really nice vicious malty note. Finish: Medium, very slight peat, fruit, chocolate, and malt notes linger. Thoughts: I really like this! I assume its ex-bourbon and sherry cask matured. The balance is right … Continue reading Yamazaki 12