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 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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Bruichladdich Octomore 08.2

Thanks to /u/throzen for pouring a sample of this for me. A long time ago (by whisky standards, not by, you know, adult standards), the Island known as Islay (which means Island in Gaelic, thus being redundant) decided they needed to know who was the peatiest whisky. Some of the distilleries ignored this call to […]

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Teeling 21 Vintage Reserve – Silver Bottling & Teeling 26 1987 Gold Reserve

Thanks to /u/boyd86 for the sample of Teeling 21. Teeling was established recently. Very recently. And is currently running their three stills quite hard, using innovative casks, and overall being impressive. However, the question most usually have is this: “How in the heck do they have older releases?” They source their whisky. That’s really the only answer. […]

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