Thanks to /u/kinohead for the sample. So I’ve had a good amount of BenRiach. I can honestly say I enjoy the distillery… when it’s peated. When it isn’t, we don’t get along as well. However, as one of the distilleries that like to play with casks or different types of whisky or single casks, they’re fun. But in looking at my review archive, I noticed I… Continue reading BenRiach (peated) 5 Battlehill
Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample of this. It’s weird being a reviewer. You end up going with what you can get, as I’m not charismatic enough to sell out my morals and make this something where I can get free things from what I like. Enter?Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask, a single cask that only came into Kensington Wine Market. I’ve reviewed a… Continue reading Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask
Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. I don’t review Ardbeg often. Why? Well, they guarantee to bring out one special edition a year, two if you count the committee and non-committee versions. I live in a province that gets it super late (and typically overprices these releases), and the other releases would require me to eat nothing but beans all year. Yeah, I couldn’t even… Continue reading Ardbeg 15 2000 Chieftain’s
Thanks email@example.com?for sharing a dram of this with me. There’s always a question of what to drink on a regular basis. Now I’m not saying drink excessively. If you need a whisky reviewer to tell you that, then… holy damn, get some help. Call someone you love. Even if you think they won’t answer. But if you’re drinking a healthy amount, and want something to… Continue reading Islay Mist 17
Thanks to?/u/Throzen[+69]?for pouring me this dram Upon joining the KavaFAN group, you’re given the opportunity to purchase?Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick. Simple idea: This is a single cask, chosen by the group, from an ex-bourbon cask. Someone, presumably, went to Taiwan and tested out different casks and tried it. I’ve spoken before on this, but it bears repeating: Finding out who is picking your… Continue reading Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick
Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org?for sharing a dram of this with me. Something I’m always looking for is a brash, young, interesting whisky. Usually, that means a full maturation. Usually means something beyond an ex-bourbon cask, something peated, something with an odd mashbill. It doesn’t always mean it will work. And sometimes something else works. So a friend brought out?Tobermory 8 2008 Archives?at a recent tasting. I’ve never… Continue reading Tobermory 8 2008 Archives
Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me the sample What goes after you had a mystery dram and finally got around to trying your second ever Langatun? Why mispronouncing another Langatun, of course! I keep adding an extra N. That’s not even a joke, I’m just bad at it. Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.?is meant to evoke that idea of Jazz in that idea of creating something… Continue reading Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.