Glen Elgin 11 2007 Archives

Thanks to scotchandponder  for the sample There’s some distilleries that I can come in one, metaphorical dick swinging, acting like I know what I’m talking about. Immense amount of conceit and lack of self reflection goes into it, to the point where every single person I meet has to remind me I’m personally full of shit to […]

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St. George Spirits Baller

Thanks to someone… Sorry, I can’t find who poured this for me. St. George Spirits Baller is an American single malt whiskey made to mimic the Japanese whiskey craze. Please don’t leave, don’t leave. I get it, I get it: You’re an American whiskey fan. You want something made in Kentucky or Tennessee, mostly corn, following […]

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Glen Scotia 8

Thanks to /u/smoked_herring [+2] for the dram. As a Millennial, I personally drink all of my whisky from glencairns made from the bones of industries I personally have seen befallen before me. However with great power comes the writer’s need to balance things with downsides, and as a Millennial I am stuck having rose coloured glasses for both […]

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Starward Malt Whisky

Thanks to /u/georgejessel  for sharing this dram with me. Australia. A land that evokes rugged territory, vast impacts of conservative pants-on-head policies, rampant colonialism, and a smattering of animals that would kill you quickly. It also evokes a rough group of people who seem like they’d be buds with you, assuming you’re white. So not too different […]

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An Ample Amount of Amruts

I’ve been writing a bit lately about moving on from old distilleries. Which is tough. No one wants to stop buying a specific distillery’s offerings due to price increases, changes in how it’s being made, or even situations where it becomes so popular that you have to camp out to purchase it. Which usually means […]

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Braeval 22 1994 Maltbarn

Thanks to /u/dramfine  for sharing this dram. Second Braes of Glenlivet or Braeval I’ve ever had. Why? The distillery was started by Chivas in 1973, took a break in 2002, and then came back in 2008. It’s owned by Pernod Ricard, doesn’t have any official bottlings (OB if ya nasty), and goes right into blends. Years ago […]

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Glenmorangies and Westports

Thanks to /u/smoked_herring & /u/devoz  for the samples. An old joke or riddle was “When is a Martini not a Martini?” and the answer being “A Gimlet”. I imagine if you’re over the age of 70 you are smirking at this time. I assume. I don’t really find it funny or that ubiquitous. I found it in an old […]

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Caol Ila 22 1990 Dun Bheagan

So we’re still at Via Allegro, the restaurant that purports to have many whiskies and never can serve them when I order them, thus it’s also the last time I’m showing up to spend copious amounts of money on whisky there, and recommend you go anywhere else if you’d like a selection of whisky (the […]

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