Port Ellen 31 1982 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Thanks to Strasse for the sample. For those of you late to the party, or who have missed the other reviews, each year near my birthday I aim to review something from my birth year. This is Birthday dram #4. Port Ellen evokes different thoughts for different people. To start off it’s one of those legendary whiskies that frankly is expensive because it was closed… Continue reading Port Ellen 31 1982 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Port Ellen 24 1978 [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. Finishing up with a Port Ellen. Because… duh. Port Ellen is another one of those distilleries that is opening up again. And it makes us wonder, what Port Ellen will we receive?… Continue reading Port Ellen 24 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #18]

Port Ellen 20 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #17]

Hey, it’s that whisky people wait for when it go to The Feathers Pub. Because it’s an Islay and you always finish with an Islay. Dammit. So this is pretty standard, as everyone can attest. You know, you go out, have a couple drams, finish up with a Port Ellen. Specifically Port Ellen 20 1978. You know, that standard sipper that we all have. I’m… Continue reading Port Ellen 20 1978 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #17]

Port Ellen 1978 22 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #15]

Review number 2 of Feathers Pub, and I was asked to make it a doozy. So it’s time to skip dessert, we’re going in. Yup, reviewing an Islay. A mothballed one at that. My highest reviewed distillery at that. A dram that most of us won’t ever have, because the rest of us have other hobbies or other things like children or families to invest… Continue reading Port Ellen 1978 22 [Feather’s Flight Review Set #15]

Bryan’s Trip to Scotland Part 3 – Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin

The trip to Islay was probably the highlight of my 2+ weeks in Europe. Being able to see the distilleries I’ve been reading about and tasting drams from for years was amazing. This post covers our first day of distillery visits, and a bunch of pictures from our walk down the road from Port Ellen to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. At Laphroaig, we did a … Continue reading Bryan’s Trip to Scotland Part 3 – Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin

Port Ellen 1979 21 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask [Feather’s Flight Review Set #14]

Another year, another 4-10 reviews up in a two month span of whiskies that no one man should ever drink. But here I am. I know what you’re thinking: I must be fat. And drunk all the time. Only one of those are true, and I’m not drunk right now, so fatty’s going to keep writing. Like I said before, I passed the peat barrier,… Continue reading Port Ellen 1979 21 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask [Feather’s Flight Review Set #14]