Group Review: Laphroaig Select

We’re back with another group review! The Laphroaig Select is a new entry level bottling from Laphroaig, and is a combination of malt aged in Oloroso sherry butts, virgin American white oak, PX seasoned hogsheads, Quarter Casks and first fill ex-bourbon casks. Laphroaig made 6 combinations and sent them to some Friends of Laphroaig, allowing them to choose the blend that would go into this new bottling. … Continue reading Group Review: Laphroaig Select

Arran-mageddon: 12 reviews of Arran single casks, LEs and crazy finishes

So I’m at the precipice of hitting both 300 scotch reviews and 500 total whisky reviews on reddit and plotted out my path to those milestones. Inspired by /u/tomodera‘s recent Arran-pocalypse posts (Part 1, Part 2), I decided to do a smaller multi of the Arran drams I haven’t posted here in the past. It’s kind of like the B-movie version of his post… it’s Piranha … Continue reading Arran-mageddon: 12 reviews of Arran single casks, LEs and crazy finishes

#FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

Earlier this month I posted a review of a 23yr Laphroaig from SMWS, which had been my 199th scotch review on Reddit. Today I’m posting the review I wrote for my 200th: Laphroaig 25 CS 2011, which clocks in at 48.6% ABV, finished in oloroso casks. I received this sample from Devoz. Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 – 48.6% ABV Appearance: same light uncoloured yellow. Don’t … Continue reading #FroaigFriday review: Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2011 edition

Review for International Scotch Day: Arran 21st Anniversary LE

Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition (52.6%, matured in ex-Oloroso sherry hogsheads, 5,988 bottles, 2016 Limited Edition, ~$210 CAD) A limited edition released in late 2016 to celebrate Arran’s 21st anniversary, this bottling is made using whisky distilled during the first 3 years of production (from 1995 to 1997). Nose: Red apple, honey, mango, hazelnut, citrus, nutmeg, hint of cocoa Taste: Stewed apples, cinnamon, honey, walnuts, … Continue reading Review for International Scotch Day: Arran 21st Anniversary LE