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Laphroaig 27 Review

Laphroaig 27 Review

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!

Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky Review

Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky Review

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!

Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years

Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years

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!

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 Review

  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!

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Review

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!

Kilchoman Sanaig Review

Kilchoman Sanaig Review

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 Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition Review

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!

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 Review

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!

Balvenie Peat Week Review

Balvenie Peat Week Review

Balvenie Peat Week is a celebration of peat in a region that doesn’t use much of the stuff. Yes there are several Speyside distilleries that use peat regularly but on the whole they’re a very small minority and so tasting a peated Speyside is a bit of a treat. Especially when it’s from such a… Continue!

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Review

Being a big fan of the regular Machir Bay I leapt straight to K&L’s site the second this Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength was announced. A fully un-cut representation of their flagship whisky aged in 90% Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels and 10% Sherry barrels. What’s not to love about it? In K&L’s Words: Kilchoman Machir… Continue!

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