Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Thanks to /u/lol_oilers for sharing this dram If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Islay and make your way to Bruichladdich, then you’ll come across a group of distillery exclusive Valinch bottlings. Some of them will be named after the hard workers, some will by given Gaelic names that most of us will butcher, and all will be pricey. Usually for a good reason. I’ve never been… Continue reading Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch – Cask Exploration 19 Cuan Dorcha

Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.

Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me the sample What goes after you had a mystery dram and finally got around to trying your second ever Langatun? Why mispronouncing another Langatun, of course! I keep adding an extra N. That’s not even a joke, I’m just bad at it. Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.?is meant to evoke that idea of Jazz in that idea of creating something… Continue reading Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.

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

Glen Moray Elgin Classic Chardonnay Cask

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this sample. I walk into my large, 360 degree At TOModera review industries, made by the literal 10s of dollars I’ve made from reviews. As I look down from the 100th floor, my meek assistant walks in with a concerned look on her face. “Excuse me, your lord and saviour of whisky, we have a concern.” I smile as she calls… Continue reading Glen Moray Elgin Classic Chardonnay Cask

Miltonduff SMWS 72.47 “Burnt Spotted Dick” [1,000th Scotch Review]

Thanks to /u/ForbiddenWaffle for pouring me this dram. It’s quite amazing that almost six years ago, I woke up early in the morning, listening to the rooster cockadoodle-doo, and decided I was going to post. Not post as in a hard cylindrical object standing at attention, post a review. Over 1564 reviews later, I still worry about seeming cocky. I’ve certainly grown, not by staying in the… Continue reading Miltonduff SMWS 72.47 “Burnt Spotted Dick” [1,000th Scotch Review]

Longrow 9 2007 Sauternes & Longrow 15 2001 Chardonnay/Bourbon Single Cask

Thanks /u/Orehnmadgib for pouring these for me. Continuing on with a different type of review series, I had a bunch of Campbeltown samples, felt like I wanted to review more of them, and put two and two together and didn’t end up with three. Which is for the best, what with working with numbers every day. Longrow is the big peat energy distillery of Campbeltown at the… Continue reading Longrow 9 2007 Sauternes & Longrow 15 2001 Chardonnay/Bourbon Single Cask

Three Edradour SFTC Offerings

Now to continue my ongoing need to finish off whiskies that all come from the same distillery, it’s time for the smallest (in size, not in ferocity) distillery in Scotland, Edradour. So remember: As one Edradour closes, another one opens. I’ve mentioned before that my generation (Millenial) haven’t taken to the difference between initialisms and acronyms well. I’m not the first to bring this up,… Continue reading Three Edradour SFTC Offerings

Teeling 21 Vintage Reserve – Silver Bottling & Teeling 26 1987 Gold Reserve

Thanks to /u/boyd86 for the sample of Teeling 21. Teeling was established recently. Very recently. And is currently running their three stills quite hard, using innovative casks, and overall being impressive. However, the question most usually have is this: “How in the heck do they have older releases?” They source their whisky. That’s really the only answer. From where? No official statement. It is from an Irish… Continue reading Teeling 21 Vintage Reserve – Silver Bottling & Teeling 26 1987 Gold Reserve

Ardmore SMWS 66.65 “Holy smoke!”

Thanks to /u/Catharticintent for this sample This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. As I’ve said in my previous review, one of the main twists of this blind line of whiskies… Continue reading Ardmore SMWS 66.65 “Holy smoke!”

Glen Moray SMWS 35.165 “Variety – the spice of life”

This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. It’s a weird situation when you look back on the previous year, and the whisky that surprised you the most, of which… Continue reading Glen Moray SMWS 35.165 “Variety – the spice of life”

Ardmore SMWS 66.73 “Midnight feast at the pony club camp”

Thanks to /u/Catharticintent and /u/xile_ for samples of this dram. Yup, traded for it twice. I’m smart with a capital D. This is a continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind. Peat heads will always start… Continue reading Ardmore SMWS 66.73 “Midnight feast at the pony club camp”