Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 31 – Steven Vanbockrijck

Thanks to /u/bananavanman[ for pouring me a sample. So as some people know, I GM Pathfinder games. Or for those of you not down the collective rabbit hole of Pen and Paper Role Player Games, I play a version of Dungeon and Dragons that is similar to the third edition. So I’m the GM, or Game Master, and thus I do a bunch of talking, saying all… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 31 – Steven Vanbockrijck

Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 30 – Frazer Matthews

Thanks to /u/Bananavanman for pouring me a sample. Frazer Matthews is a tour guide at Bruichladdich. To you or me that may seem like a cool summer job, and frankly, most of us at our summer jobs didn’t end up with a bottle pick (or whatever the equivalent is of being a waiter, shelf stacker, or cement maker, in my case). No Frazer not only worked… Continue reading Bruichladdich Laddie Crew Valinch 30 – Frazer Matthews

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

Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for this sample. When it comes to Clynelish, there are two types of people: Those that enjoy them in ex-sherry casks, and those of you who I assume hunt down neighbourhood pets in order to drink their blood. I kid of course. There are people who love an ex-bourbon Clynelish. I have no issue with them. If anything, they are buying and enjoying whisky… Continue reading Clynelish 21 1995 Signatory The Whisky Exchange

Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Lately I’ve been enjoying wild ales. For those not in the know, a wild ale is a beer that has used yeast or bacteria in addition to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for fermentation. It’s recently caught on in the US, with Lambics using the method for centuries now. So, when I was invited to try Glenmorangie’s newest release, which used their own strain of wild yeast, I … Continue reading Glenmorangie Allta – Exploring Wild Yeast

Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/Throzen[ for pouring this one for me. Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength. Right off the bat, you’re noticing it. This is what you listen for when buying independent bottles. Balblair. I like it, I’ve enjoyed versions of it that are original bottlings, so I assume it’ll be good. 24-years-old? Yeah, that’s very nice. As someone who usually has whiskies between 8 and… Continue reading Balblair 24 1993 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength