I can’t really think of a distillery I’m more polarized on than Bowmore. A long time back, a time when I was bushy eyed and peppy, I tried the standard OB (original bottling) offerings from Bowmore. I was underwhelmed. After that I was one of the few lucky new whisky drinkers to try some of […]Read More Why is Bowmores?
Why did I buy this again? Sure, I’m a fan of Ardbeg, but I’m also not made of money. Granted purchasing Ardbeg 5 Wee Beastie is the easiest way to purchase Ardbeg, what with being 5 years old. So it’s not the money. Not to mention I split a bottle 5 ways. Also it’s aged in a […]Read More Ardbeg 5 Wee Beastie
Two things to say on this: First off, $25 from each bottle of this Scotch sold goes towards the MS Society of Canada. Not going to say anything other than I’m happy they are helping. I have not researched the charity, nor have any information on it, however (and this won’t come as a surprise) […]Read More Kilchoman 14 2006 MS Society YYC Cask
I’m in too deep at this point for Bruichladdich. The prices have been going up, there’s always three more Octomores around the corner that I don’t need, and every so often they offer one of the few whiskies from my birth year… except it’ll cost me this month’s rent and my wife said we’re not […]Read More Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 12 2007 Maltbarn
Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring a sample. Bunnahabhain. People love it, people hate it, people “meh” it, people “alright” it. My bias on Bunnahabhain is simple: I typically see younger peated versions or very old versions. The older versions used to be the best value for an older malt at cask strength. Younger versions are great for […]Read More Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.190 “Make moine a devil!”
Thanks to RaunchyJowls for the sample. There are some whiskies that people assume are going to be perfect. We’ve been spoiled, if you will. If you have been drinking back to the 90s, this happened with old Ardbeg. You got used to 70s Ardbeg, then the company ran out eventually. If you were buying in the early […]Read More Port Ellen 16 1980 Gordon & MacPhail Spirit of Scotland
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 […]Read More Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020
I’ve been lucky enough to try Ardbeg from the 60s to recently. And yes, that’s a brag. Brag, brag, brag. I’m awesome and I’m sure you imagine my genitalia as massive and tight and amazing. Wow, way to alienate new people. Let’s start over. Ardbeg has changed over the years. What was, at one point, […]Read More Ardbeg – Better as an OB or IB?
Let’s be honest here: If you like Islay whisky, you’re used to dealing with high prices. Wait, let’s back up: If you’re into whisky of any type, you’re used to dealing with high prices. The current global pandemic means that supply chains are all kinda borked up. Wood costs so much that people are lining […]Read More Smokehead 18 Extra Black / Smokehead The Rock
If you’re a hobby person (aka someone who’s actually interesting to have discussions with at a party), you can trace aspects of your hobby back to something in your childhood. In my case my first “hobby” was video games. I am not good at sports. My art skills are something I love but most would […]Read More Bruichladdich – I need more