Glen Keith 21 1992 Archives

Thanks to /u/Saba007[ for pouring me this dram. Glen Keith isn’t exactly at the top of most peoples “saw it at a bar” lists. It’s the first Speyside to be built since the whisky crash of 1898. No, you aren’t dyslexic, that’s the 19th century. And it was mothballed in 1999, left to eventually reopen in 2013. Even after all of that, and having three official bottlings… Continue reading Glen Keith 21 1992 Archives

Convalmore 23 1976 Silent Stills

I’ve never had a Convalmore. That’s actually what brought me to?Allen’s, a gastropub in Toronto, for my much belated birthday. Belated birthdays are what we do in my family. I saw a review by?/u/smokedherring, and I was interested in this. I wondered to myself if I enjoyed Convalmore. And I drew a blank. That’s fine, I’m not the kind of person who tries to set… Continue reading Convalmore 23 1976 Silent Stills

Pittyvaich 15 1989 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

So I’m at?Allen’s, a gastropub in Toronto known for a good selection of whiskies, on my birthday. And it’s time for my second whisky. Meaning that it’s time for my wife to pick one out. So she picked something that was over $100 a dram, and my father (who was paying) vetoed it, because.. Holy damn people, I’m not a Vanderbilt over here. After some… Continue reading Pittyvaich 15 1989 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Craigellachie 9 2008 Single Cask Nation Oloroso Sherry Octaves

Thanks to /u/Saba007[ for pouring me this sample. When’s a raven like a writing desk? When you’re in a horror movie and you’ve decided to force a living animal down in order to write on top of it, blood and feathers flying about, screaming borrowing itself into your mind. Not all riddles are meant to be answered, as otherwise, everything seems violent, disturbing, and generally not fun.… Continue reading Craigellachie 9 2008 Single Cask Nation Oloroso Sherry Octaves

Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Our sense of vision is pretty shitty in the animal kingdom. Compare it to a cat that can see better in the dark, or a hawk that can see much further, or even owls which got bits of both. But have any of them invented pop tarts? No, so let’s stick with humans for now. So with my puny, not-even-great-vision-for-a-human (I wear glasses, 4/20 vision),… Continue reading Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for this sample. When it comes to Clynelish, there are two types of people: Those that enjoy them in ex-sherry casks, and those of you who I assume hunt down neighbourhood pets in order to drink their blood. I kid of course. There are people who love an ex-bourbon Clynelish. I have no issue with them. If anything, they are buying and enjoying whisky… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange