4 Ben Nevis Whiskies

There’s “honey barrel” years. There’s “weird casks”. There’s a distillery making a spirit completely differently than they normally do. Distillery warehouses get full, and eventually, it’s not just blenders buying their barrels, it’s independent bottlers. And frankly, I love it all. Each time a distillery has some ebb and flow it really is fun for […]

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Three North Star Blends

Anyone who has ever been part of a hobby (something I used to think was ubiquitous but have since realized isn’t) and made it realizes that there’s a point where you’re newer, and you want to share facts about this fun new thing, so you end up talking to someone who is very experienced. And […]

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Omar 4 2013 Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/throzen for sharing a sample of this bottle. Omar means Amber in Gaelic. Nantou, though, is in Taiwan. And that’s where we begin. Nantou located it in an area suitable for whisky. In the 1980s they sent men to Scotland to learn whisky making. So when discussing Taiwanese whisky, why does Nantou or Omar not […]

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Tobermory 17 Dun Bheagan

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuy_To for sharing this dram Tobermory. I’ve had ones I like. I’ve had ones I less like. Some might even say I’m not a fan of Tobermory, but a big fan of Ledaig, because I’m a peaty-peathead with my love of peat and all that. But we’re not talking about peat today, so most of […]

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Edradour 3 Ways

So Edradour. Small distillery, releases whisky that’s typically on the younger side, but also cask strength and uses some interesting casks outside of just bourbon or wine. If you can’t tell from that over-the-top delivery, I’m middle-of-the-road on Edradour. You won’t’ see me turning my nose up at them, but you also won’t find me […]

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A bunch of reasons I like Laphroaig

No funny start. No explanation, nothing. I’m here and you’re here for the exact same reason. Laphroaig. Are you a peat head? You like Laphroaig, probably. And you haven’t been as wallet sodomized (with your consent) by Laphroaig, unless it’s got an age statement typically reserved for that point where life starts making a bit […]

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