Auchentoshan Bartender’s Blend is an interesting take on a brand that’s woefully underrepresented here on TWJ. I’ve had a ton of their core range in my life, but it’s never been in a situation where I could taste, take notes and get decent photos and so thisAuchentoshan Bartender’s Blend is only the second Auchentoshan I’ve ever… Continue!
Oh hell yeah, we’re tasting 1970s Black Bull today! Black Bull whisky is a blended Scotch put out by Duncan Taylor that has been around for over 150 years and is a semi-legend in the whisky world. What we’re tasting today is the standard Black Bull that was put out by the George Willsher &… Continue!
Laphroaig 27 is the second release in Laphroaig’s yearly super-premium release series with last year’s Laphroaig 32 being the first. Unlike the 32, and what some of the oddly color photos online would suggest, this whisky was aged in ex-bourbon casks and not sherry casks. Which gives the whisky a totally different profile than last… Continue!
I’m not a huge fan of That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Nothing they put out fully resonates with me and I always end up feeling let down by what I’m drinking and this Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky is no different. At this point I’m completely over this brand and no matter what they put out I’ll… Continue!
This sample of Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years supposedly comes from a late 80s bottle. I couldn’t find a timeline of when this whisky started showing up in-market, but I always thought it was the early 90s. The buddy who gave me this sample knows his whisky so I’m going to assume he’s correct in… Continue!
I’m a fan of the Machir Bay series and this Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 is no exception – that’s no secret. It’s the penultimate representation of Kilchoman’s style and yet it’s insanely affordable. One sip of this and it’s easy to see why Kilchoman is gaining steam all over the country. In Kilchoman’s Words:… Continue!
The distillery quote below goes into a bit more in depth, but what’s really cool about releases like the Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 isn’t just that it’s Islay barley, but that at its core it’s a different whisky. All materials and the entire process is done on Islay and it’s peated at a lower level… Continue!
The first time I tasted Kilchoman Sanaig I felt rather “meh” about it and didn’t bother picking up a bottle. Then, at a tasting, I had some from a friend’s bottle that had been open for a while and I changed my tune. I went from “meh” to “pretty good” that night and decided to… Continue!
Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition hails from 2013 and is a bottle I’ve been holding on to until the day arrived that I could do an entire week of Kilchoman whisky reviews… I ended up holding on to it till I could do 3 weeks worth instead 😛 Ah the weird, wild, and boozy world… Continue!
I’m going to cover this more in the Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 review below, but I’m utterly shocked at how much this reminds me of early 2000s Ardbeg. On the flip side, current Ardbeg 10 with its spirit heavy nature reminds me of very early Kilchoman. Both use the same spec malt of 55 pm… Continue!