Fettercairn 28 1988 Signatory Spec’s Pick

Readers of my reviews don’t just have constant ED (especially the women) and feelings of illness. They also notice things on a regular basis. Like how typically I’m the one who, at tastings like the one I was at, am having a mystery dram handed to me. Not so this time gentle viewer! No, this time the turntables have, in fact, turned. And as such,… Continue reading Fettercairn 28 1988 Signatory Spec’s Pick

Potter’s 14 1985 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Thanks to?@scotchguy.to?for sharing a dram of this with me. Bit of confusion on this one. I was poured it and it was labelled as 13 years, but I can’t find that and can find a 14 year. So please excuse the confusion, as the alcohol percentage lines up. Potter’s Distillery was out in Langley British Columbia, established in 1958 and sold liqueurs, slowly expanding into… Continue reading Potter’s 14 1985 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Highland Park Orkney 8 Signatory Vintage

Thanks to?@scotchguy.to?for sharing a dram of this with me. There’s been a recent theme that myself (and TWS, oddly) has. You don’t need a super old whisky to have a super good whisky. Yes, it’s hard to get to that complexity that older drams have. And when a blender/distiller has time to age a group of whiskies (or just one) well, they have more chance… Continue reading Highland Park Orkney 8 Signatory Vintage

Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss The Viceroys Elixir

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. Hey, so I’m behind. Super behind. There was this whisky that came out. It’s a 29-year-old Bunnahabhain. Oh, and the second it came out, everyone went ape nuts for it and it was purchased before the first digital piece of ink could hit the digital internet tube to get to you. Of course, I’m talking about?Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 29 1987 Wemyss The Viceroys Elixir

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