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Kilchoman 2008 Vintage Review

Kilchoman 2008 Vintage Review

How important is wood when it comes to aging scotch whisky? Ask the lads at Kilchoman or, better yet, grab yourself a glass of the Kilchoman 2008 Vintage. At only 7 years old this whisky out performs some whiskies that have at least 3 years over it and I think that a lot of that… Continue!

Laphroaig An Cuan Mor Review

Laphroaig An Cuan Mor Review

Laphroaig An Cuan Mor is one of Laphroaig’s travel retail bottles and it’s made from their typical peated distillate which starts off being aged in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels and then gets finished in European Oak. Translated from Gaelic, Au Cuan Mor means Big Ocean and that’s exactly what it delivers – a big ocean… Continue!

Edradour Ballechin 3 Review

Edradour Ballechin 3 Review

Edradour Ballechin 3 is a heavily peated and port matured version of Edradour whisky. Edradour is currently owned by the Signatory Vintage whisky company who happens to be one of my favorite NDPs because it seems like, more often than not, they snag really good casks of whisky. Edradour was established in 1825 and until… Continue!

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 Review

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 Review

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 was first released at this year’s Fèis Ìle and that’s when the rumblings about something new and interesting coming from Laphroaig began. From there I kept reading reports about how phenomenal this whisky was as it rolled in from the East Coast and then those reports of its awesomeness stopped for several… Continue!

Springbank With The Malt Nuts

Springbank With The Malt Nuts

Springbank is one of the three remaining distilleries in the Campbeltown region, the others being Glen Scotia and Glengyle, which was once known as The Whisky Capital of the World and was home to over 30 distilleries. To celebrate this often loved, and sometimes reviled, distillery The Malt Nuts gathered in the backyard of our gracious… Continue!

Benromach Imperial Proof

Benromach Imperial Proof

Benromach Imperial Proof is bottled at the traditional English 100 proof which translates to a 57% ABV. You might be looking at that and saying to yourself “shouldn’t that be 117 proof?” You’d be 100% correct in asking yourself that, and if we were talking about modern proofing you’d also be 100% correct, but we’re… Continue!

Benromach 10 Review

Benromach 10 Review

There has been a lot of press about the Benromach 10 lately. This tiny two-person distillery has been impressing everyone from Ralfy to the San Fransisco World Spirits Competition to the Spirits Business… and I can see why. Benromach is fond of saying that they’re recreating the pre-1960s Speyside flavor which has a bit of… Continue!

Millburn 27 years Gordon & MacPhail Review

Millburn 27 years Gordon & MacPhail Review

Millburn 27 years Gordon & MacPhail hails from the dead Millburn distillery. Founded in 1807, closed in 1985 and dismantled in 1988 this distillery was up and running before the Excise Act of 1823 made whisky making legal in Scotland. A renegade distillery that was also one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland before being… Continue!

2015 Ardbeg Supernova Review

2015 Ardbeg Supernova Review

The 2015 Ardbeg Supernova is the 3rd Supernova release to hit the market. The first Supernova was released back in 2009 and is now a legendary whisky that fetches some insane prices at auction. 5 years after the initial release Ardbeg tested the Supernova waters again by releasing the 2014 Supernova which was good, but… Continue!

Glenlochy 17 years Cadenhead’s Authentic Review

Glenlochy 17 years Cadenhead’s Authentic Review

Glenlochy 17 year Cadenhead’s Authentic comes to us from the deceased Glenlochy Distillery. Founded in 1898 and closed 85 years later (1983), the distillery was actually only operational for about 69 of those 85 years. Like many Scottish distilleries it experienced several closures over the years, but unlike many there were no notable fires, bombings… Continue!

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