A bunch of Bunnahabhain

I like Bunnahabhain. But I don’t think I love Bunnahabhain. There’s a debate that comes up each time we have Bunna at a tasting: It’s good, but is it ever great? And there’re some of us who believe maybe, some who fall into never, and myself, a person in between. Of course, I’m a reviewer […]

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Three Lagavulin Reviews

I’ve never been to Islay. There was some discussion of going this year, with friends, kinda stalled a bit, then was pushed off to another year, and then even the replacement plans have gotten a bit rough. I hope that someday when life has changed again, I can visit Isly for Feis Ile. Or around […]

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Port Ellen 27 1978 Douglas Laing Old & Rare – The Platinum Selection / Port Ellen 24 1982 Scott’s Selection

There’s a general feeling I have about distilleries. It’s okay to love a distillery. However, you should know that you’re enjoying a whisky made in a period of time and given special circumstances. Let’s look at Port Ellen. Port Ellen was closed down first in 1930 (continued as a malting and bonded warehouse), rebuilt in […]

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Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. […]

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Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is […]

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Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair is a new NAS release from Bunnahabhain. It’s sherried, using both first fill and second fill sherry casks. I obtained this sample from the brand ambassador who recently ran a tasting for the Toronto Whisky Society. Why this? According to some press, it’s a partial replacement for the 12 year. Guess they’re having sourcing […]

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