A Tale Of 12 Indie Lagavulins
Young Caol Ila Malt Nuts
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A Tale of Twelve Indie Lagavulins

A Tale of Twelve Indie Lagavulins

Recently I got together with some whisky friends and the guys from Single Cask Nation to drink a bunch of independently bottled Lagavulin. At first glance it may seem like no big deal, but think about it… when was the last time you saw an independently bottled Lagavulin? Diageo guards those casks like the insomniac…

Highspire Rye Whiskey Review

Highspire Rye Whiskey Review

My first thought when tasting the Highspire Rye Whiskey was “ooof, that’s a lot of sawdust”. So I let it sit and open up for about 20 minutes. When I came back to it most of that had blown off and was replaced by a marshmallowy vanilla and tropical-like fruitiness along with some raisiny sweetness,…

1976 Glen Mhor 28 years Rare Malts Review

1976 Glen Mhor 28 years Rare Malts Review

1976 Glen Mhor 28 years Rare Malts comes from a distillery founded in 1894 and stood for 92 years in the Scottish Highlands. A small distillery equipped with only 1 wash and 1 spirit still, Glen Mhor was somewhat of a leader in distilling innovation during its time on this planet. It was the first…

Yoichi 15 years Review

Yoichi 15 years Review

Alas poor Yoichi 15 I knew thee kinda well, but now you’re gone. I’ve had a few glasses of you at the bar, I’ve had you at tastings and then there was the afternoon this review stems from where a friend brought this bottle of you over and I took notes over several glasses. I…

Glenfiddich 15 Cask Strength Review

Glenfiddich 15 Cask Strength Review

Glenfiddich 15 Cask Strength is the Glenfiddich I want to drink everyday. I want cases of this stuff, but unfortunately it’s not made any more. I’m not exactly sure when it stopped being produced, but looking through a couple of forums it seems like this bottling went from being available in retail in the mid…

Talisker 10 Review

Talisker 10 Review

Talisker is one of my favorite distilleries and their workhorse, the Talisker 10, has been among my favorite go-tos ever since I encountered the distillery. Though one thing we learned at the Talisker Malt Nuts event was just how much the Talisker 10 has changed over the years and how much it can vary even…

Is Young Caol Ila Any Good? The Malt Nuts Taste 11 To Find Out

Is Young Caol Ila Any Good? The Malt Nuts Taste 11 To Find Out

Founded in 1846 Caol Ila is one of Diageo’s “volume distilleries” whose primary function has been to supply whisky for blends and it wasn’t until 2002 when the first major OB releases of Caol Ila hit the market. Yes there were the Flora & Fauna releases, but those don’t fully count since they weren’t an…

Breeders’ Cup And Maker’s Mark® Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Breeders’ Cup And Maker’s Mark® Announce Multi-Year Partnership

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 22, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity over the next three years. Beginning with the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships taking place October 30 and 31 at Keeneland Race Course…

Up Your Drinking Game With A Decanter

Up Your Drinking Game With A Decanter

Bottles of Booze are great, but nothing says “class” quite like a decanter. At least that’s what TV, movies and print media have lead me to believe over the years. Everything from classic movies to neo-classic characters like Jack Donaghy have relied on the austere nature of a decanter to breed a sense of sophistication…

Michael Collins “The Big Fellow” Blended Irish Whiskey Review

Michael Collins “The Big Fellow” Blended Irish Whiskey Review

Michael Collins “The Big Fellow” Blended Irish Whiskey is related to the Michael Collins Irish Whiskey via their brand creator (Sydney Frank) and whiskey creator (Cooley). I can’t find any hard facts from the brand about these 2, however I’ve cobbled together the “facts” for the Big Fellow, as laid out by a couple different…