Caol Ila 6 2009 Old Malt Cask [Mystery]

Thanks to /u/Ethanized for sending me these mystery samples Mysterious Woods is the first mystery sample (from Ethanized) where I actually start to think about the name and how it relates to the whisky. Was this made using some mysterious casks? Was it some Frankenstein’s monster cask like Amrut Spectrum? Am I reading too much into this and Ethanized just came back from communing with nature? Probably the… Continue reading Caol Ila 6 2009 Old Malt Cask [Mystery]

Bladnoch SMWS 50.72 “Summer’s night in Lovers Lane”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for sharing this one with us. Bladnoch. Lowland. These two words are ones you hear in whisky circles, and then half the group goes “Huh, never had anything from there. What do they make again?” Bladnoch has only recently been revitalized, so some of the older barrels from the last batch are popping up. Not to mention they were a distillery that opened and… Continue reading Bladnoch SMWS 50.72 “Summer’s night in Lovers Lane”

Lochside 21 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Went to Feathers for this dram. Because… I’ve been told I’m behind. Lochside distillery killed my grandfather. Thus why I never have reviewed them, and it’s a horrible pain my family deals with every day. Wait, no, that’s silly. Or at least macabre. I just haven’t had a chance to try any Lochside distillery before, as it lasted a very short amount of time. They started in… Continue reading Lochside 21 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. Yadda yadda yadda Toronto Whisky Society meeting blah blah blah Ledaig etcetera etcetera etcetera someone lost an eye. It’s pronounced Le-Check. Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits is, for lack of a better term, a lost gem that makes me want to move out West. You see, Co-op Wines & Spirits had this bottling made a… Continue reading Ledaig 18 1994 Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive for Co-op Wines & Spirits

Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for sharing this sample. We had a meeting. One of us hadn’t had Ledaig before. Once done all the important parts of the meeting, two people at the meeting broke out the whiskies. We reminded each other it’s pronounced Le-Check over and over as we drank more cask strength (and some not cask strength) whisky. There may have been giggling. So we know about… Continue reading Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample Incase you missed my last post, recently I was at a meeting to discuss a whisky tasting event and ended up needing to try some Ledaig, which is pronounced Le-Check, because Gaelic, that’s why. So last time we had a nine year old Ledaig that was distilled in October 2006. This time we have… a nine year old Ledaig that was… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”

Ledaig SMWS 42.22 “Brave the elements”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample As part of an important meeting to discuss an upcoming whisky tasting event (super important) it came up that one of us had not reviewed many Ledaig offerings. By the way, that’s pronounced “Le-check”, because Gaelic doesn’t give a fuck. As such, we ‘had’ to go about the very important detail of reviewing some single cask offerings from Ledaig, starting with Ledaig… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.22 “Brave the elements”