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”

Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/shane_il for pouring me a dram of this whisky Final home stretch folks. Then you won’t have to hear about how I did a regular dram a day in December, which was a mystery dram, which I only got around to now because I’m tired and having trouble just keeping up with life. It’s Day 20 for my Advent Calendar. Let’s get to it. Price: $159.99… Continue reading Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for pouring this for me. This is an ongoing series I’m doing. Back in December my wife took out 24 drams and called them an advent calendar. We’re onto Day #14. Turns out you don’t need to pay someone for one of these. Yay! Makes that pay cut I took so much easier to bear. We’ve been going up in alcohol by volume. What’s… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Bruichladdich 22 1990 Micro-Provenance Château Latour

Thanks to /u/kinohead for pouring me a dram of this So I’m at this tasting. And I showed up late, what with working normal hours and curling or whatever my excuse was. Nonetheless, when I asked “what should I be drinking”, the list was… huge. Reckless abandon seems to be the name of this tasting. Thus a bottled used for a split was put in front of… Continue reading Bruichladdich 22 1990 Micro-Provenance Château Latour

Caol Ila 19 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

So it was my birthday. Since my wife is awesome, she offered to take me to the pub (and take me home! win!) and I could have some drams. I decided that since I was born in 1982, I should have two drams from 1974. What, does that not make sense? Well it sure as shit didn’t make sense to me either, but here we… Continue reading Caol Ila 19 1974 Signatory Vintage (Feather’s Review Set #19)

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives

Thanks to /u/xile_ for this sample. Port Charlotte came up during a tasting the other day. We were discussing a new bottling of it from a different independent bottler, and someone mentioned that it was “the oldest Port Charlotte on the market”. When asked how old, the reply was “17-years-old”. Which makes everyone pause for a second. Port Charlotte is still fairly new, yet it’s become the… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 16 2001 Archives

Bruichladdich 25 1990 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to whoever poured me this, I can’t remember. When trying out Bruichladdich, you have to remember it’s roots. Heck, you gotta remember your roots when reviewing too. So tit for tat: Bruichladdich went through a silent period after pumping out tons of whisky with questionable quality of casks. Once they re-opened, they went about re-casking various barrels in order to revitalize what they could… Continue reading Bruichladdich 25 1990 Signatory Cask Strength Collection