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Samaroli Tomintoul 1967

Samaroli Tomintoul 1967

On the whole, Samaroli Tomintoul 1967 is a fairly rare whisky as historically Tomintoul has focused on making whisky for blends and an insignificant amount has made it to single malt market. Like many of these lesser known malts it’s only really came to us by way of NDPs like Samaroli who’ve been buying and bottling casks…

Samaroli Linkwood 1983 Review

Samaroli Linkwood 1983 Review

Samaroli Linkwood 1983 is an interesting dram from an interesting distillery. The legal Linkwood distillery has been around almost as long as the Glenlivet distillery which claims to be the oldest legal distillery in Scotland. The first Linkwood was founded around 1821, but distillation didn’t really start until around 1825 (Glenlivet started production in 1824),…

The Jameson Caskmates KelSo Pale Ale Edition Review

The Jameson Caskmates KelSo Pale Ale Edition Review

Jameson Caskmates Kelso Pale Ale Edition, like the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is the typical Jameson Irish Whiskey that’s been finished in a craft beer barrel. in this case it’s the KelSo Pale Ale from the KelSo Beer Co. who, in 2014, obtained 6 casks previously used to age Jameson to age their IPA in….

Glen Gyle 8 Years Review

Glen Gyle 8 Years Review

Glen Gyle 8 Years is a vatted (blended) malt whisky from the Loch Lomond Distillery Co. that used to be easily found, but has dwindled over the years. This bottling I believe comes from the 90s and has no connection with the Kilkerran whisky coming from the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown. Confused? Hopefully this will clear…

Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey is made using 100% winter white wheat and on the whole it’s a fairly rare release as not a whole lot of people do a wheat whiskey. Heaven Hill has a wheat whiskey and a couple of craft guys have one and that’s it. There isn’t a huge amount of competition…

Longmorn 15 Review

Longmorn 15 Review

This older bottling of the Longmorn 15 years was replaced by the current Longmorn 16 a few years back. It’s not impossible to still spot these bottles from time to time and if you come across one I’d recommend picking it up, especially if the store owner hasn’t updated the pricing on it recently, because…

Singleton of Auchroisk Review

Singleton of Auchroisk Review

This Singleton of Auchroisk is the only whisky I’ve had from the Auchroisk distillery. It’s not a distillery with a big name and I’ve never heard of anyone raving about the whisky so it’s never been high on my list to try. Though it does have an interesting genesis according to Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auchroisk_distillery “…established after…

Old Fitzgerald Vertical Tasting

Old Fitzgerald Vertical Tasting

We did this Old Fitzgerald vertical tasting as an event at the SoCal Whiskey Club a little while back and like all of the tasting we do with the club it was a fun night filled with good whiskey, great people and stimulating boozy conversation. But you’re not here to read about that; you’re here…

T.N.T Cocktail Recipe

T.N.T Cocktail Recipe

Like many Prohibition Era cocktails the T.N.T. Cocktail recipe is simple as can be and is a great way to gussy up low quality Canadian Whisky and mask some of the cloying nature it carries. Even when it comes to better quality Canadian Whisky, Absinthe is a great compliment to it and adds a wonderful bit…

1983 A.D. Rattray Coleburn 25 years Review

1983 A.D. Rattray Coleburn 25 years Review

1983 A.D. Rattray Coleburn 25 years is a decent whisky from a dead distillery that fell victim to the whisky crisis of the 1980s and never opened their doors again. Like so many of its fallen brethren this distillery never got a chance to see its potential in the new millennium and so we have…