Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.106 “Salted lemon sherbet”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample. For the past few weeks, I’ve been intermittently posting my results of an Advent Calendar that my wife put together from my samples. It’s Day #21. All of the whiskies were done blind. All of them I should have known. The only hint I was given, eventually, is they were in the order of lower abv. to higher.… Continue reading Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.106 “Salted lemon sherbet”

Linkwood 28 1987 Cadenhead Small Batch

Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me a dram of this. Here we are, more mystery reviews, done in December as part of an Advent Calendar made up by my wife of my own samples. It’ Advent Day #18, just in case you’re having trouble following, what with my other whisky samples, tastings, and pretty baller-ass whisky life, when I think about it. I’m pretty happy with it… Continue reading Linkwood 28 1987 Cadenhead Small Batch

Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Thanks to Tim W. for pouring me this sample. So we start ramping up. Because for this year’s Advent Calendar, put together by my wife, each one is supposed to be stronger than the last. Luckily I have a working liver. Ha! Take that non-liver people! So we’re onto Advent Day #16. Let’s see how this tastes, shall we? Price: Sold out Region: Island Date Distilled: July 2002… Continue reading Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for pouring me this dram This is one of the ongoing review series I’m calling “Holy Crap I did too many of these at once and it comes across as muddled at best”, or rather, Day 13 of the Advent Calendar my wife put together for me in December that I’m only now posting. Yay life being busy! It certainly was a great idea… Continue reading Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Glen Spey 27 1986 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

So here we are. Onto Day 11 of my Advent Calendar, done in December on a one-per-day process, and then… Well, you get the rest, it’s posted eventually. Granted being sick and having some writer’s block this past month hasn’t helped things. But we’re onto fun things! It’s all looking up, at least until class starts again for me. Let’s see what day 11 brings,… Continue reading Glen Spey 27 1986 A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection

Thanks to @scotchguy.to for this sample So I’m at this tasting still. And I’m getting to the last drams I can have before I gotta go. So I ask for the last whisky of the night. Up comes Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection, an older bottling. And for those of you who missed the last post, I had just drunk a sherried Glenturret of… Continue reading Glenturret 11 1993 Gordon & MacPhail The MacPhail’s Collection