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”

Highland Park SMWS 4.198 “Pigs in plaster”

Thanks to /u/throwboats 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. Recently I’ve been trying to take better pictures of the whisky I’m having. Was pushing myself to run… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.198 “Pigs in plaster”

Highland Park SMWS 4.217 “Nordic Nosh”

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. Somehow the Nordic cultures have weathered a lot of the storms of factual, based-in-history evidence. Gone (thankfully) are the days when Westerns… Continue reading Highland Park SMWS 4.217 “Nordic Nosh”

Highland Park 15 Year Old

Highland Park 15 Year Old, 43% ABV, $79 USD Nose: Lemon, orange, musty peat smoke, vanilla, room temperature butter, and honey. Taste: Honey and lemon, smokey oak, there is a herbal element to it which is hard to pint-point, white chocolate, pepper, slight salty/coastal note which reminds me of Old Pulteney. Finish: Medium/long length, slightly drying, chocolate, pepper, and smoke linger. Thoughts: Great balance to this, nothing … Continue reading Highland Park 15 Year Old

Three Douglas Laing Double Barrel Offerings

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for two of these samples. There are blends, blended malts, and vattings. Today we’re going to look at blended malts. Douglas Laing has an entire division devoted to the idea of taking two different whiskies from different distilleries, blending them together, and making something new. But not just two different whiskies. Two different single casks. All done for, and I’m quoting here, “a bit… Continue reading Three Douglas Laing Double Barrel Offerings

Highland Park Odin [The Highlander Pub Flight Review Set #2]

And so we conclude my latest vacation binge review series at Highlander Pub. Revere and be grateful for Odin, for within there would be no wisdom, no death, no healing, no glorious battle, no magic, no poems for the skalds to sing, and much more. He strides above his adopted grandson, the 8 legged horse Slepnir. All fierce females of battle are their death. But… Continue reading Highland Park Odin [The Highlander Pub Flight Review Set #2]

Highland Park Loki [The Highlander Pub Flight Review Set #2]

Still at Highlander Pub. Still drinking. Wife brought a book. She’s awesome. Pub is too. Save and heap your hatred and anger upon Loki. He who is father of Hel, Fenrir, Jörmungandr, Nari, and mother of the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. A shapeshifter trickster who helped the gods until he helped end Baldr. Now bound underground by the entrails of his sons, with a Serpent above… Continue reading Highland Park Loki [The Highlander Pub Flight Review Set #2]

Highland Park Freya [Pub L’Isle Noire Flight Review Set #2]

And I finish up my trip to L’Île Noire Pub, I do a dram that I am both interested in and find silly that it exists Glory be to Freyja, she who rules over the afterlife field Fólkvangr. It is our gift to her to send half of those that die in glorious battle. She presides over all that is love, sex, beuaty, fertility, gold,… Continue reading Highland Park Freya [Pub L’Isle Noire Flight Review Set #2]