The Malt Nuts killed it in 2017. We did a blind Port Ellen tasting with some old Caol Ila and now we’re doing a blind Brora tasting with some old Clynelish. How cool is that? Now, if you’re not sure why we’d be doing that it’s because Clynelish 1 came to be known as… Continue!
To my knowledge, there isn’t another group that has done this extensive of a dive into the Longrow 18 line-up. I’ve seen people and groups do two or three releases, but I can’t find anyone who has done the ’12 – the ’17 and the original ’08 release all at once to compare and contrast side-by-side.… Continue!
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1996 is another edition of the often celebrated Lagavulin DE line. This one was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2012 and like the rest of the Lagavulin DE line it was finished in PX barrels to give the bold peat of Lagavulin a wall of sweetness to balance against. In Lagavulin’s… Continue!
Bottled in 2010, the Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994 was finished in PX (Pedro Ximenez) sherry casks which is the most densely sweet of the sherries and are used to temper the brutal smoke and wild brine of the standard Lagavulin 16. This combination results in a densely sweet delivery of smoke and sugar that’s unique to… Continue!
A limited edition released in 2011 the Tomatin Decades was created by Douglas Campbell to celebrate his 50th year at the distillery and contains casks from each of the decades he worked at the distillery: 1967 – Refill Sherry Hogshead, 1976 – Oloroso Sherry Butts, 1984 – Refill Sherry Hogsheads, 1990 – First Fill Bourbon… Continue!
Samaroli 1997 Glenfarclas 17 Years is part of a premium advent calendar from Secret Spirits (link below) who create advent calendars for Scotch and Rum. I’ve never bought one, but I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the boozy advent calendar. It simultaneously helps you deal with the stress of the holidays while adding… Continue!
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 latest release in Laphroaig’s super-premium releases and joins the Laphroaig 30, Laphroaig 25 and last year’s Laphroaig 32. 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… 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!