Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price:?N/A at the LCBO Region:?Islay Vintage:?2006 Bottled:?2018 Age:?12-years-old Cask Type:?2 Bourbon Barrels Abv:?59.5% Colour:?7.5Y 9/6 Nose:?Wheat, bacon, farmy, malt, butter, herbal… Continue reading Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Kirkland Signature Speyside 18

Thanks to /u/DistillAsian for this one! Kirkland Signature. We all know it. Sorry, those of us who need the deals at Costco just to get by in this boring dystopia that is Capitalistic North America know of it. Canadians and Americans have different ways of reacting to store brands. In Canada, we grew up with them, and even high-end versions of them. Americans, from what I’ve learned… Continue reading Kirkland Signature Speyside 18

Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_[ for pouring me this dram. It’s the end of the year. We’re having whiskies of which we saved onto to eventually have. It’s all a great time. So we’re doing the next one blind. Which, of course, means I didn’t guess it correctly.?Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi?is what it eventually was revealed to be. So first off, it’s pretty amazing to have a fifth birthday… Continue reading Aultmore 35 1982 Adelphi

Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish

Thanks to /u/kinohead for this sample. A long time ago I had this crazy idea: No, not to post a mystery advent calendar two months late. It’s Day #23, by the way. No, I wanted to review all of the different Glenlivet Nàdurra in one go. And then they came out super slowly. Also, there hasn’t been a port cask, either out of spite towards myself or… Continue reading Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish

Glen Elgin SMWS 85.45 “The lemon rocket ship”

Thanks to Tim W. for the sample. This is a mystery review, done back in December (I’m trying to catch up people, I’ve been sick twice these past three weeks and slipped on the ice recently and injured myself, it has super sucked) as part of an Advent Calendar of mysteries. We’re onto Day #22 of mysteries that were poured for me, one per day.… Continue reading Glen Elgin SMWS 85.45 “The lemon rocket ship”

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”