Bowmore 17 Cadenhead Single Cask

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this dram I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Pepperoni tastes good on chocolate chip cookies. But enough of my high school eating habits. We’re here to discuss Bowmore. And for that I have a less controversial opinion: Bowmore is tasty when not bottled by Bowmore. Why? Well… capitalism. But […]

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A bunch of reasons I like Laphroaig

No funny start. No explanation, nothing. I’m here and you’re here for the exact same reason. Laphroaig. Are you a peat head? You like Laphroaig, probably. And you haven’t been as wallet sodomized (with your consent) by Laphroaig, unless it’s got an age statement typically reserved for that point where life starts making a bit […]

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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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