Glenmorangie Bacalta

Thanks to /u/ScotchChick for pouring me a sample of this dram. I’ll be honest, as I typically am: For a few years, I skipped over the Glenmorangie special releases. Yes, I’ve reviewed a few of them. Like today’s, Glenmorangie Bacalta, not around the time they came out. Why? Well, there’re a few reasons. The first is the easiest: Ealanta. A cracker dram if I ever had one. And… Continue reading Glenmorangie Bacalta

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC6 Cuairt-Beatha

If you’ve been following, we ended up having drams at /u/xile_ place. After a lengthy break, due to ending with a very peated dram, we had dinner, had some coffee, cleared up our tongues, and then decided to have one more. None of us drove. We had a DD. Because we’re not idiots. I completely missed out on large releases of Bruichladdich. Why? Because I didn’t work… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte PC6 Cuairt-Beatha

Balvenie 21 Madeira Cask [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for sending me this sample. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to review a Balvenie. The company keeps it’s casks back to themselves, thus there’s less IBs. They release whiskies at a sensible rate, though some fans would disagree and say not enough. Secondly Balvenie’s releases tend to be high end. Beyond the standard 12, 14 Carribean Cask, 15 Single Barrel,… Continue reading Balvenie 21 Madeira Cask [Mystery Review]

Glenglassaugh 40 1975 Massandra Finish

f I said “Massandra Madeira” to you, some of you would identify it as wine. Others would wonder if that was the cool girl you had a crush on in elementary/primary school when you were young due to her interesting Mediterranean looks. Still others would wonder why we don’t identify all Madeira that’s used, like we do with most sherry finishes. Glenglassaugh 40 1975 Massandra… Continue reading Glenglassaugh 40 1975 Massandra Finish

BenRiach 15 1997 Single Cask Madeira Finish

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a dram of this with me. Okay, I think I’ve said this too many times. Feel free to comment if you feel otherwise. I enjoy BenRiach. A lot. I’ve had quite a few of their single cask offerings. I enjoy odd finishes. I used to think Madeira was a wine I didn’t like, turns out that was Marsala. I prefer BenRiach peated.… Continue reading BenRiach 15 1997 Single Cask Madeira Finish

Whistlepig 12 Old World

Thanks to Mark Bylok from the Whisky Topic for this sample. No pressure, however they have a pretty cool podcast, so I recommend checking it out. Whistlepig is an interesting whiskey. They source from different places. In the case of Whistlepig 12 Old World, the original 12 year old 95% rye was distilled by MGP in Indiana. However unlike other 12 year old ryes, this whiskey has had… Continue reading Whistlepig 12 Old World

Arranpocalypse (Part 1)

Funny story. Wait, not really. Funny. Maybe sad. I’m fascinated by different casks. I’m intrigued by anyone who is trying new and different things in life. Why? Because while I may not always agree with the mentality behind a business/individual who does something different, I can tip my hat (if I wore one) to them for attempting something different. Yes, sometimes the road less traveled… Continue reading Arranpocalypse (Part 1)

Stranahan’s Triple Review [Original, Diamond, Snowflake]

I’m somewhat of a Slowpoke when it comes to Stranahan’s. Actually I’d call myself a tea totaler when it comes to the distillery. Well… an accidental one, rather. Mostly because until recently I wasn’t able to pick any of it up. And even then, I’ve been working through samples like a drowning man drinks water. Then /u/devoz [+51] and /u/Jolarbear both teamed up to prove… Continue reading Stranahan’s Triple Review [Original, Diamond, Snowflake]

Tyrconnell Finish Reviews (Port, Madeira, Sherry)

Thank you to /u/Boyd86 and /u/toadpooh for these drams. Happy St. Patrick’s day. There are better reviewers than I who have done many more Irish reviews in preparation for today. I wish I could have done a larger multi-review, however I’m happy where all of this landed. Tyrconnell is brought out by those evil (really?) masterminds (I mean, they are smart, sure, but not destroying the… Continue reading Tyrconnell Finish Reviews (Port, Madeira, Sherry)