Kilkerrans

Watching a distillery grow is an interesting process. Hear me out here: The distillery has an idea of what it wants to make, and how it’s going to raise the money to do so. With how much money that investors are now asking for (because their kids ain’t gonna get a yacht otherwise) you have […]

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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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Longrow Red 13 Cabernet Sauvignon

Thanks to devoz for this sample. So if you’re new to this, let me let you in on a yearly tradition: We all grease ourselves up, and then jump… Wait, I’m being called by my lawyer and they say I should skip that particular tradition in the public discourse. So otherwise you may have seen Longrow Red […]

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Hazelburn 14 Rum Single Cask

Thanks to /u/ScotchGuy_TO for pouring me a dram. Rum Casks. Or as I call them, a trap. Look, you can argue however you like: Rum casks are variable, I’ve had few of them where the rum matured or rum finished just… completely shat the bed. To use the technical term. Enter Hazelburn 14 Rum Single Cask. Yes, that’s […]

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Multiple Campbeltown Whiskies

I was interested in Scotch when I first went to Scotland. And kudos to the Scotch Whisky Experience. I went through it, they gave me the basics as a base for me to get wrong and be corrected and grow. For instance, they poured one from almost every Scotch region. Yes, almost. They talked about […]

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A bevy of Springbank Reviews

Springbank. The name conjures up quality, because they haven’t skimped on their processes, and high prices, because we all know the whisky is good, and therefore buy it. I have a hard time speaking about Springbank for this reason. I love Springbank. My first review was the standard 10, and while I feel I was […]

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Three Hazelburn Reviews

I sometimes feel like Hazelburn is the last child in a family of really smart kids. Look, you got Springbank. A tough, unique, amazing whisky. Easy oldest kid, gets straight As, is popular without being a dick about it. Then you have Longrow: Peated, doesn’t really have to try, still does, gets these cool red […]

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