Ardmore 7 2009 Archives [MYSTERY]

To recap: /u/xile_ (his real name, really) had us all over for a mystery lineup. I brought brownies. That’s really not useful to the review. Well, I didn’t have them until the whiskies were done, and drank tons of water between each dram. Maybe that’s useful. Oh, and all of the whiskies were poured blind. xile_ bet I’d get two right. I showed him and got none… Continue reading Ardmore 7 2009 Archives [MYSTERY]

Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

This past weekend, we had a chance to sample some fantastic independently bottled whiskies from a private collection. Like last year’s event, the tasting was led by Igor of Heads & Tails, who regaled us with tales of drinking with Malt Maniacs, master distillers and whisky royalty, while providing insight into the bottles we were enjoying. This year’s theme was ‘whisky with a twist’ and … Continue reading Event Recap: 2018 Vintages Tasting

Ardmore SMWS 66.90 “Steam train through a pharmacy”

Thanks to /u/boyd86 for this sample. I think. Correct me if I’m wrong. 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. Let’s talk about descriptions. Some of these I can… Continue reading Ardmore SMWS 66.90 “Steam train through a pharmacy”

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]

Ardmore SMWS 66.65 “Holy smoke!”

Thanks to /u/Catharticintent for this sample This is a 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. As I’ve said in my previous review, one of the main twists of this blind line of whiskies… Continue reading Ardmore SMWS 66.65 “Holy smoke!”