Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Our sense of vision is pretty shitty in the animal kingdom. Compare it to a cat that can see better in the dark, or a hawk that can see much further, or even owls which got bits of both. But have any of them invented pop tarts? No, so let’s stick with humans for now. So with my puny, not-even-great-vision-for-a-human (I wear glasses, 4/20 vision),… Continue reading Mortlach 31 1987 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice – Cask Strength

Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for pouring me this dram This is one of the ongoing review series I’m calling “Holy Crap I did too many of these at once and it comes across as muddled at best”, or rather, Day 13 of the Advent Calendar my wife put together for me in December that I’m only now posting. Yay life being busy! It certainly was a great idea… Continue reading Mortlach 24 1991 Signatory Cask Strength Collection

Mortlach SMWS 76.122 “Complex, smooth and elegant”

Thanks to /u/lasidar for bringing this bottle to the end of year sample. Old as heck Mortlach is something I talk about quite a bit. And if I may repeat myself: Some distilleries make a product that needs time, some make one that needs to be cask strength, some need that cask influence (typically sherry), and some need some combination of the above. Mortlach is one of… Continue reading Mortlach SMWS 76.122 “Complex, smooth and elegant”

Mortlach SMWS 76.94 “Totally flavoursome” & Mortlach 25 1998 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Thanks to /u/Boyd86 and /u/whisky_lads for these samples. A whisky distiller’s juice is an interesting thing. It speaks to the master distiller’s preferences, as well as using what he has around him. Yes, terroir is more so a set of beliefs in a region rather than the region’s inherent items affecting the taste too much (though it still affects it), but the people in charge have say… Continue reading Mortlach SMWS 76.94 “Totally flavoursome” & Mortlach 25 1998 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Mortlach 1989 Murray McDavid [Feather’s Flight Review Set #16]

So I went to The Feathers Pub to review whiskies ahead of time for a tasting I’m running. I only needed to review two of them ahead of time, so I reviewed two more, because that’s how I do. The Mortlach 1989 Murray McDavid was one of the drams that we were chosen. I have said it before, recently, and I’ll say it again: Mortlach… Continue reading Mortlach 1989 Murray McDavid [Feather’s Flight Review Set #16]

Toronto Whisky Society Goes To Feathers 2017! (and reviews of Bladnoch, Clynelish, Mortlach, Scapa, Caol Ila IBs, & Longrow 10)

The Toronto Whisky Society had their first event of 2017 last night, and we had 16 people out at the Feather’s Pub to do a custom flight. It was a lot of fun meeting some of our new members, as well as having special guests out, including Mark Bylok, Author of the Whisky Cabinet and the WhiskyBuzz podcast! Special thanks to Reid at Feather’s for … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Goes To Feathers 2017! (and reviews of Bladnoch, Clynelish, Mortlach, Scapa, Caol Ila IBs, & Longrow 10)