Rosebank 21 1990

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. So I’ve been sick, and that’s sucked. Really sick. Haven’t had the energy to have many drams, save for special occasions, and haven’t had the energy to do much more than work/school. But you’re not here for that. You’re here because I’m well again and writing again. So let’s get to that. Rosebank is one of those distilleries you… Continue reading Rosebank 21 1990

Cameronbridge SMWS G4.13 “Marvellous multifaceted”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample. And thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for the image. For those who missed it (and frankly that’s okay) each year, around my birthday, I review what samples I have from 1982. Because that’s when I was born. Otherwise, it’d be a weird coincidence. After taking a break due to social commitments I was told “not to be drunk at” and “again” or… Continue reading Cameronbridge SMWS G4.13 “Marvellous multifaceted”

Carsebridge 34 1982 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Each year, during December, I break into any whiskies I have from 1982. Why? Because that’s when I ended up being born. This year there are four, and I’m quite excited because a) it’s getting harder to find the already hard-to-find whiskies from this year. If you’re wondering why, look up when distilleries started shutting down in the 80s (because the 80s sucked) Birthday Dram… Continue reading Carsebridge 34 1982 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Auchentoshan 22 The Good Spirits Co.

Thanks to a friend for sharing this dram! People who follow me on various social media type things, or at least read my reviews, know that there’s a special place in my heart for Lowlands. I can’t say why I love drinking flowers. Perhaps it’s due to something that happened to me as a child. Granted I don’t remember a brother-Rabbit-like situation that involved throwing… Continue reading Auchentoshan 22 The Good Spirits Co.

Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Each year I am brought out to The Feathers Pub, Toronto for my birthday. Some years multiple times. This year, just once, and that’s okay by me. Too much of a good thing and that. So typically I try to hit each region of Scotland. Except Campbeltown, because by the end I’m a little knackered. But what order to you go in? Well I’ve always said that… Continue reading Bladnoch 23 Rare Malts Selection [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Girvan SMWS G7.10 “The Texan tea party”

Thanks to /u/twiddleDD for the sample Introducing a new series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Girvan represents an interesting whisky for me. First off, it’s a single grain whisky. I’ve always enjoyed single grain whiskies because of the age statements required… Continue reading Girvan SMWS G7.10 “The Texan tea party”

Mystery M3 (The Smoked Series)

Thanks to /u/devoz and /u/xile_ for this sample Quick recap, if you haven’t read the last 2 reviews (Skip to the Bold part that says “START HERE” otherwise). Recently I made a point of stating that, if given an Arran, I’d identify the profile. This started both devoz and xile_ thinking, which is never good for me. You see, recently devoz acquired a smoke gun. From what little I… Continue reading Mystery M3 (The Smoked Series)

Bladnoch Pure Scot Blend Group Review

Bladnoch is a Lowland distillery – one of the few left – that’s over 200 years old. The distillery was sold in 2015, and the new owner, David Prior, is busy making his mark on the distillery and brand. There’s a new line-up of age stated single malts coming out soon, but the initial new release is a blend called Pure Scot. It contains a … Continue reading Bladnoch Pure Scot Blend Group Review

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”