Like many whisky geeks I REALLY enjoy Brora and this Brora 30 Years is, obviously, no exception. Because of its crisp and balanced nature it’s gained a legendary status and cult following throughout the whisky community along with its more oily and brooding step-sibling Port Ellen. Between the two I’m more of a Port Ellen… Continue!
Coming across bottles of The Dragon Orkney Pure Malt is no small feat. They were bottled by S & J D Robertson group in Kirkwall and all I can find out about them online is that they’re into “Investing in local business and renewable energy projects: commercial and residential rental properties.” They don’t have a website,… Continue!
I was lucky enough to get to try this 1955 Gordon and Macphail Highland Park at a tasting held at my house by a very kind person who wanted to share some awesome whisky with folks. There’s not a whole lot about this particular bottle online, but what I can tell you is this. It… Continue!
Highland Park Fire Edition is the latest release from Highland Park and is rounding up the Gods series. The Fire Edition is in reference to Ragnarok, the end of the world for the ancient Norse. After the death of the Gods the sun will turn black as flames cover the world and reach so high… Continue!
Highland Park Ice Edition is the first of a two park limited edition series from Highland Park that starts with the creation of the world (Ice) and ends with its destruction (Fire). In Norse mythology the ice giant Ymir was brought into existence when the edge of the Niflheim (ice realm) was melted by Muspelheim… Continue!
The 2001 Hepburn’s Choice Bowmore 14 Years is a K&L single barrel selection and came highly recommended by several people whose tastes I often align with. Combine that with the fact that I like almost every IB Bowmore I come across I decided to throw down my $83 ($95 after tax) and give it a… Continue!
Bowmore Devil’s Casks Batch 3 is different from batches one and two in two main ways. #1 it’s NAS whereas the other two carried a 10 year age statement. #2 it’s aged in Oloroso and PX barrels instead of just the Oloroso barrels. Which is fully explained below. In Bowmore’s Words: Bowmore Devil’s Casks Batch… Continue!
Bowmore Devil’s Casks Batch 2 is the follow-up to what is my favorite, recent, Bowmore OB release. The Devil’s Casks Batch 1 fully enthralled me and I took my time slowly draining the bottle which continued to change and morph over the time it took to finally kill it. I recently had the great fortune… Continue!
Bowmore 12 is exactly what it sounds like, a 12-year-old Bowmore. On their site Bowmore doesn’t divulge what kind of casks they use for their twelve year old, but when doing the tasting I got some lighter notes that remind me of sherry barrels and in reading other reviews and opinions online others had a similar… Continue!
A few weeks ago the Malt Nuts got together once again to investigate and celebrate a distillery we all know and love… Ben Nevis. The typical fare of food, conversation and good vibes surrounded us as we made our way through the expressions the members brought. Being so close to the holidays there was a… Continue!