Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

 Ledaig 4 SC Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC) If you like the peated/Islay profile, Ledaig is one of those distilleries that until recently was overlooked. Sadly they have grown more popular recent, and prices have started to increase. Recently has the chance to sit down and drink four different Ledaig single casks, so that us see how they stacked … Continue reading Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

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

Aberlour SMWS 54.38 “Confectionery and carpenters”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. When one says “Aberlour”, what comes to mind? If you said “Sherry Casks”, you may have thought I said Glenfarclas. Or maybe not. If we look through the Aberlour line-up, it would seem that they have stocks in the Spanish fortified wine market. Or rather they’ve figured out their juice melds well with some sherry influence. And there’s nothing wrong… Continue reading Aberlour SMWS 54.38 “Confectionery and carpenters”

Glen Moray SMWS 35.138 “Miss American Pie” & SMWS 35.142 “Sweet treats and forbidden pleasures”

Thanks to /u/boyd86 and /u/lasidar for these samples. I’m very proud to be part of the whisky group, both the official one (The Toronto Whisky Society) and as the informal one (the drunk buggers who have accepting wives). Why? Because it’s not a big circlejerk. Oh, there’s consensus. A lot of us are peat heads, for example. However there are also people who aren’t. Some of us… Continue reading Glen Moray SMWS 35.138 “Miss American Pie” & SMWS 35.142 “Sweet treats and forbidden pleasures”

Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

Thanks to /u/xile_ for bringing this bottle to a recent light drinking time with friends. Cragganmore and I are a contradictory pair at the best of times. Thus the dram named Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram” is a perfect sum up for me drinking it. My first Cragganmore, like most people’s, was their 12 year old. The standard offering from Cragganmore was bought as a… Continue reading Cragganmore SMWS 37.54 “A contradictory dram”

Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

Opened this one up for a recent drinking fun time with fellow whisky drinkers. Hey, I’m not the biggest fan of Clynelish when it’s aged in ex-bourbon casks. I prefer it finished in something, as their malt takes to finishes or unique maturation really well. So of course, when I heard about Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”, I was interested. It’s aged in Sauternes… Continue reading Clynelish SMWS 26.117 “Silky smooth sundowner”

#FroaigFriday Review: Laphroaig 23 SMWS 29.154 “Camping with a M*A*S*H”

This review is a bit of a throwback, as I initially did it and posted during the MLB playoffs last year. Now that it’s the off-season and I’m just waiting for spring training to start, I figured this would be a good #froaigfriday to post. I received this dram from Devoz as a thank you for a bottle hook-up I did for him earlier in … Continue reading #FroaigFriday Review: Laphroaig 23 SMWS 29.154 “Camping with a M*A*S*H”