Three Dusty Scotch Blends

Thanks to scotchguy_TO  and dramfine  for these samples. Those closest to me will tell you I’m constantly annoyed by nostalgia. Viewing the past with rose coloured glasses has hurt countless generations. It leads people to love the past without noting the injustices done and the inequalities there. I never would want to go back to any of it. Enter […]

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Springbank 12 1996 Manzanilla

Thanks to xile_  for the sample. Springbank. If Macallan is what the average person buys as prestigious then Springbank is the whisky nerd version. The price is high, it’s only getting higher, and the quality is there. I walk in and someone has more than one Springbank, then they’ll be like “Why are you in my house” […]

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St. Magdalene 33 1982 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old / Linlithgow 25 1982 Murray McDavid Mission Gold

In the before times (which is now my favourite annoying inside joke we all have), for my birthday I did a few whisky related things: I’d go out to a pub with a good whisky selection, and I’d review any birth year whisky samples I had. I won’t bore you with the extreme details, however […]

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020

I’m always a year or more behind when it comes to Cairdeas releases. Not only are they not easy to get your hands on (as we’re starved for similar quality whiskies here in Canada), but I like to take my time with these bottles. That’s a lie I have too much to write, I am […]

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