Balblair 1975 1st Release

What was the occasion: I had two Balblair samples in my house. And while I’m still getting over my leg injury, and thus not drinking as much, I’m still trying. Just slower than normal. I believe my old review rate was 0.75/day, and we’re well below that now. I’ve had this sample around for a while. […]

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Balblair 8 2012 Blackadder

What was the occasion: Frankly? There were two Balblair whiskies in my apartment, and that’s two more than normal. I am not a Balblair stan. I’m not out here, arguing that Blackpink has nothing on this Highland distillery. Nor am I wondering if Phase 4 of Balblair will outdo Phase 4 of the MCU (though frankly […]

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Edradour 10 2011 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection

What was the occasion: I received a mystery sample from a whisky friend “Ricebowl” (real name changed because welcome to the internet, if that’s bugging you you can guess, it’s probably something like “Nushi” or “Maria” or “Fartmeister” or “Slam-Poetry-Outcome”). I don’t let mystery samples stick around, as in the past I completely forgot where they […]

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GlenDronach 20 1995 Single Cask

Thanks to xile_  for the dram. What was the occasion: End of year tasting, I’ve reviewed other whiskies before this, I’m taking time to ensure that I can still review, I’m trying to figure out how to lay my leg down to not scream in pain (it’s throwing off the rest of the participants), I’m dealing with conflicting […]

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Ben Nevis 23 1996 The Whisky Trail

Thanks to /u/xile_  for this dram. What was the occasion: End of year tasting, leg broken, not keeping me from whisky, I’m a champ and a fool because holy damn I’m lucky moving around a bunch didn’t injure me more. What whisky did we review? Ben Nevis 23 1996 The Whisky Trail, a Ben Nevis from the legendary […]

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Millburn 20 1983 Scott’s Selection

What was the occasion: This was what I went out on my birthday for, Millburn. Was it supposed to be this Millburn? No, it was supposed to be /u/the_muskox [+3] ‘s recommendation of the Millburn Rare Malt. Unfortunately I think he recommended that to others, because the bottle was gone by the time I made it out. Oh well, […]

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Tullibardine 22 1972 Signatory

What was the occasion: We went out to an old favourite pub of mine that has a fun list of whiskies to celebrate gaining back my sense of smell and my 40th birthday (which I didn’t want to celebrate). This was the second whisky I had during the afternoon, in a calm climate as others enjoyed […]

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