Ardbeg 22 1993 Cadenhead’s Single Cask

Welcome to the current ongoing series I’m calling “I’m Ar-begging you to stop making these puns”, in which I review all of the Ardbeg samples I’ve had sitting around, unreviewed. Alright, so I’ve now had Ardbeg from the mid 90s that was in a single cask, and from the mid 90s that was vatted together by the company itself. So far it’s different then the… Continue reading Ardbeg 22 1993 Cadenhead’s Single Cask

Ardbeg 21

Welcome to a new series I’m calling “I’m Ar-begging you to stop making these puns”, in which I review all of the Ardbeg samples I’ve had sitting around, unreviewed. We continue with Ardbeg from the 1990s. This time, though, we have an original bottling from the company itself. The last time there was an Ardbeg 21 like this was in 2001, when I was just starting university.… Continue reading Ardbeg 21

Ardbeg 18 1993 Master of Malt Single Cask

Welcome to a new series I’m calling “I’m Ar-begging you to stop making these puns”, in which I review all of the Ardbeg samples I’ve had sitting around, unreviewed. When discussing Ardbeg, there’s certainly a line drawn in the sand. You have the 1970s whisky, back before they were reopened, which is legendary. Which I feel I can say because I’m amazing. No, that’s not… Continue reading Ardbeg 18 1993 Master of Malt Single Cask

Ardbeg Kelpie

Thanks to /u/RaunchyJowls for this sample. Welcome to a new series I’m calling “I’m Ar-begging you to stop making these puns”, in which I review all of the Ardbeg samples I’ve had sitting around, unreviewed. Time to continue folks! Everyone wants creativity. However just because your creative doesn’t mean it’s good. As most people who’ve visited modern art museums will tell you (Note: I don’t hate all… Continue reading Ardbeg Kelpie

Ardbeg An Oa

Ardbeg An Oa, 46.6% ABV, $65 USD An Oa is aged in new charred oak, PX sherry and first fill bourbon casks. Nose: General sweetness, sherry, vanilla, lemon, lemon cleaner, ginger, licorice, bubble gum, soft oak, and a lighter peat than other Ardbegs, more of a campfire style. Taste: Fresh lemon, creamy oak, hickory, under-ripe pear, chocolate and toffee. Finish: Long, nice creamy oak. Very … Continue reading Ardbeg An Oa

Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

It’s been an amazing year for me in whisky. I’ve tried more spirit in 2017 than any year previous. I started reviewing for Toronto Whisky Society, and made lots of friends and contacts in the Toronto whisky scene. As I reflect on 2017, I wanted to share some highlights. Ill start with my biggest disappointment of 2017. Without a doubt it’s Macallan 12 Year Double Cask. … Continue reading Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

Ardbeg Kelpie

I apologize for my absence, it’s been almost 2 months since my last review. Ardbeg Kelpie 46% ABV, $140 CAD Nose: Peat, pine, salt, brine, pepper, caramel popcorn, diaper wipes. Taste: Cedar wood chips, creamy vanilla, smoked salmon, chard steak, Hickory Sticks, and a big peat kick. Finish: Long, hickory note lingers, decent viscosity, but I bet the Committee Release is epic! Thoughts: The virgin … Continue reading Ardbeg Kelpie

The great debate: Corryvreckan or Uigeadail?

My 2 cents on Non Age-statement (NAS) Scotch Whisky. I feel like this review is an appropriate time to weigh-in on the discussion. There is a lot of hate in the whisky community towards distilleries for not disclosing the age of their product. Some even flat out boycott purchasing a bottle without a number on the front. Being relatively new to the game, I just … Continue reading The great debate: Corryvreckan or Uigeadail?

Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead) 22 years 55.3% ABV Bourbon cask So, little disclaimer going in. I love 1970s Ardbeg, hell I love Ardbeg. I am really looking forward to this. Nose: Mellowed out compared to younger Ardbeg bottles. Smoke, peat, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, leather, smores, lemon zest. Palate: Oak, vanilla, tannins, smoke, peat, brine, cherry, oily, raisins and citrus. Finish: Long. Nice … Continue reading Review: Ardbeg 22yr 1993 SC (Cadenhead)

Ardbeg SMWS 33.134 “Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style” & SMWS 33.143 “Thank you and goodnight!”

I’ve been here before. I just didn’t realize it when I bought the bottles. There I was, in a black and white office, sitting back, doing what we all do at work: Try and work while talking with friends. The announcement woke me from a sound half sleep that only work could provide, knocking me from the zombie-like stare. It entered my mind with a… Continue reading Ardbeg SMWS 33.134 “Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style” & SMWS 33.143 “Thank you and goodnight!”