Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample of this. It’s weird being a reviewer. You end up going with what you can get, as I’m not charismatic enough to sell out my morals and make this something where I can get free things from what I like. Enter Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask, a single cask […]Read More Amrut Single Cask ex-Jaggery Rum Cask
Thanks to /u/Saba007 for pouring me this dram. I don’t review Ardbeg often. Why? Well, they guarantee to bring out one special edition a year, two if you count the committee and non-committee versions. I live in a province that gets it super late (and typically overprices these releases), and the other releases would require me to […]Read More Ardbeg 15 2000 Chieftain’s
Thanks to @scotchguy.to for sharing a dram of this with me. There’s always a question of what to drink on a regular basis. Now I’m not saying drink excessively. If you need a whisky reviewer to tell you that, then… holy damn, get some help. Call someone you love. Even if you think they won’t answer. But […]Read More Islay Mist 17
Thanks to /u/Throzen[+69] for pouring me this dram Upon joining the KavaFAN group, you’re given the opportunity to purchase Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick. Simple idea: This is a single cask, chosen by the group, from an ex-bourbon cask. Someone, presumably, went to Taiwan and tested out different casks and tried it. I’ve spoken before on this, […]Read More Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick
Thanks to @scotchguy.to for sharing a dram of this with me. Something I’m always looking for is a brash, young, interesting whisky. Usually, that means a full maturation. Usually means something beyond an ex-bourbon cask, something peated, something with an odd mashbill. It doesn’t always mean it will work. And sometimes something else works. So a friend […]Read More Tobermory 8 2008 Archives
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 […]Read More Langatun Avo Jazz Session 1st Ed.
Readers of my reviews don’t just have constant ED (especially the women) and feelings of illness. They also notice things on a regular basis. Like how typically I’m the one who, at tastings like the one I was at, am having a mystery dram handed to me. Not so this time gentle viewer! No, this […]Read More Fettercairn 28 1988 Signatory Spec’s Pick
Thanks to /u/Throzen for pouring me this dram. What is Langatun Jacob’s Dram? This is the question I had when my buddy pulled it out at a tasting. Langatun is a distillery with roots in brewing. Each year that pulls out a distilled spirit and has some fun. Granted in Switzerland, before 2007, that couldn’t include distilling barley, […]Read More Langatun Jacob’s Dram