Dewar’s 32

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this with me. Forbes magazine likes to pump out a whisky article at least once a year that makes me question the entire state of journalism. Yes, there are journalists covering more important aspects and doing it correctly (and sometimes doing it very poorly) that should evoke more reaction but I’m some […]

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Johnnie Walker 10 Triple Grain American Oak / Johnnie Walker 10 Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish

Thanks to twiddleDD for these samples. I don’t avoid blends, I merely weep for their current state. I’ve said it before that grain whisky takes a long time to be flavourful. So when you then take said grain whisky and then mix it with a blend that has an age statement denoting that the required amount of […]

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Orphan Barrel Entrapment

Thanks to /u/EvilAFI for the sample. The Orphan Barrel series is an interesting idea: Simply put there’s older casks of whisk(e)y that are released. And the vast majority have been bourbons. Older than normal. Not too expensive, but kinda expensive. Barterhouse was the first one, and between the cool fox on the bottle and the actual tasting […]

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Nikka Black Clear

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuyTO for this dram. A quick recap on my cantankerous position on Japanese whisky: It can be great, it’s so popular that the stuff you can get ahold of without selling a small family sedan typically isn’t. Typically. Enter Nikka Black Clear, 7-Eleven’s own brand of Japanese whisky, available for less than a 10-spot, and available at each corner in […]

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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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A Set of Compass Box Reviews

So when you get into whisky there’s a lot of people who’ll immediately jump onto some sacred cow beliefs that are prevalent. Things like “never ever add anything to your whisky” which is dumb, because it’s your whisky. I may not like it with an ice cube or felched out of your partner’s nether region […]

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Monumental 30 Alexander Murray & Co

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuyTo for sharing this dram There’s always a question that people have: Why are you in my house? Where’s my family? Why are you doing this? Why are you a doll? Wait, it was the guy lying dead in the chamber the whole time? That’s not a twist, that’s bullshit… Fuck, there’s 9 of these? […]

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