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”

Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/shane_il for pouring me a dram of this whisky Final home stretch folks. Then you won’t have to hear about how I did a regular dram a day in December, which was a mystery dram, which I only got around to now because I’m tired and having trouble just keeping up with life. It’s Day 20 for my Advent Calendar. Let’s get to it. Price: $159.99… Continue reading Laphroaig 15 1998 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection – Cask Strength

Linkwood 28 1987 Cadenhead Small Batch

Thanks to /u/xreekinghavocx for pouring me a dram of this. Here we are, more mystery reviews, done in December as part of an Advent Calendar made up by my wife of my own samples. It’ Advent Day #18, just in case you’re having trouble following, what with my other whisky samples, tastings, and pretty baller-ass whisky life, when I think about it. I’m pretty happy with it… Continue reading Linkwood 28 1987 Cadenhead Small Batch

Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Thanks to Tim W. for pouring me this sample. So we start ramping up. Because for this year’s Advent Calendar, put together by my wife, each one is supposed to be stronger than the last. Luckily I have a working liver. Ha! Take that non-liver people! So we’re onto Advent Day #16. Let’s see how this tastes, shall we? Price: Sold out Region: Island Date Distilled: July 2002… Continue reading Arran SMWS 121.76 “Close shave from a tipsy barber”

Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

Thanks to /u/CatharticIntent for pouring this for me. This is an ongoing series I’m doing. Back in December my wife took out 24 drams and called them an advent calendar. We’re onto Day #14. Turns out you don’t need to pay someone for one of these. Yay! Makes that pay cut I took so much easier to bear. We’ve been going up in alcohol by volume. What’s… Continue reading Bunnahabhain 13 Moine Ex-bourbon Single Cask Distillery Exclusive

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

Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask

? Thanks to /u/tishpickle for pouring me this dram. Here we are at Advent Calendar Day #12. Yes, I’m sticking to this. Now. Mostly. I don’t know, I’ve been busy, maybe I should stop all of this? Nah, that’s silly, we came this far. So I’ve been doing blind tastings of whiskies my wife chose and sorted in a silly way. Let’s see what’s up next, shall… Continue reading Akashi White Oak 5 White Wine Cask