Crush Of Kilchoman
Cruising Through 16 Clynelish
How To Date A Bottle Of Whiskey
The Famous Grouse Review

The Famous Grouse Review

It’s an incredible coincidence that I’m reviewing The Famous Grouse at the same time I’m reading Hugh Laurie’s The Gun Seller. The main character, Lang, has a scene in the book where, after a particularly long and brutal day, he pours himself a glass of Famous Grouse and then proceeds to water it down to…

Longmorn 21 years Signatory Vintage Review

Longmorn 21 years Signatory Vintage Review

Longmorn 21 years Signatory Vintage is a very sweet whisky from a distillery that was founded in 1893 by a former manager of Glendronach and Bon Accord, John Duff. Duff also went on to found Glenlossie and Benriach… he was a very busy guy. Which might have been his downfall as the collapse of the…

Glen Garioch 15 (Pre 1994) Review

Glen Garioch 15 (Pre 1994) Review

Glen Garioch 15 was a different beast before 1994… it was peated. That’s right folks this Highland single malt was once a peated whisky and it had a very different character than it does today. Using Highland peat it doesn’t resemble the famously peated Islay whiskies at all and is instead much drier and less…

Cruising through 16 expressions of Clynelish with the Malt Nuts

Cruising through 16 expressions of Clynelish with the Malt Nuts

Yes you read that right, we did 16 expressions of Clynelish, though it’s 3 short of being the biggest tasting I’ve done with the group (we did 18 for Talisker), and these 16 are just the start. We’re going to be doing more in the coming months because at Malt Nuts we’re doing Clynelish as a 3…

High West Rendezvous Rye Review – Batch: 13F24

High West Rendezvous Rye Review – Batch: 13F24

The first batch of High West Rendezvous Rye I reviewed was from batch 11 and is the bottle by which I compare all others when taking notes and reviewing HWRR. The batch 11 came from my days of living in Utah where we were drinking the good stuff from the first batches on, but those…

Port Ellen 25 years Old Malt Cask Review

Port Ellen 25 years Old Malt Cask Review

Port Ellen got its start in 1825 and pumped out whisky for over 100 years till it was shuttered for the first time in 1929 due to the depression. For the next 36 years it was used for malting and warehousing other whisky owned by Scottish Malt Distillers (who were owned by Distiller’s Company Limited…

Four Roses Single Barrel: ME 7-6G Review

Four Roses Single Barrel: ME 7-6G Review

I’ve already reviewed a Four Roses Single Barrel, but the bourbon in this glass comes from a different barrel. How different? Well that’s what this post is about. I don’t typically take notes on something I’ve already tasted and taken notes unless one of two criteria are met, which this one does. It’s an entirely…

Samaroli Isle of Jura 16 years Review

Samaroli Isle of Jura 16 years Review

This Samaroli Isle of Jura 16 years is a vatting of two different casks of Jura whisky that were distilled in ’97, bottled in ’13 and combined is something of a revelation to me. It showed me that Jura can indeed create some mighty tasty whisky. In fact outside of their peated “mistake” whisky (distilled…

A Crush of Kilchoman

A Crush of Kilchoman

Kilchoman is a young distillery located on Islay and in the Islay tradition they produce a peated whisky that’s brimming with that rich smoky briny character the island is famous for. The ex-bourbon barrels they age most of their whisky in comes exclusively from Buffalo Trace and they use Ardbeg spec malt, meaning they use…

Highland Park 12 Review

Highland Park 12 Review

Highland Park 12 is made on the island of Orkney using whisky aged for at least 12 years in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and ex-Bourbon casks. From multiple sources online it seems like the ratio of those casks is 9:1 meaning that it’s about 10% bourbon casks in each batch. There is no official word from…