The weekend before we celebrated the independence of our nation the Malt Nuts ditched the malt and adopted a corn focused mentality. In honor of the country we call home we eschewed the imports and gathered a lineup of America’s Native Spirit, but being the kind of folks we are it wasn’t just any old… Continue!
2001 Signatory Bowmore 12 Years is the bigger brother of the 2002 Signatory Bowmore 11 Years I wrote about last week and aside from the 1 year age difference the biggest difference is the proof. The 11 was bottled at a respectable 46% while this lovely lady is bottled at a ripping 59.1%. This… Continue!
At an undisclosed location located in Los Angeles a clandestine group of whisk(e)y enthusiasts recently gathered to explore nine ultra premium expressions from an independent bottler we’ve all been curious about; That Boutique-y Whisky Company. If the name isn’t familiar the brightly colored and whimsically illustrated labels should be. Since bounding on the IB If… Continue!
1987 Malts Of Scotland Bowmore 30 Years, in the simplest of terms is a single cask of Bowmore that was aged in a refill sherry butt from 1987 – 2017. It hit the market at $650 which simultaneously seems like a lot of money and not a lot of money considering what 30-year-old whisky goes… Continue!
I’ve covered the Ohishi and Fukano whiskies here on TWJ a bit and I’ve veen written an article about them for Malibu magazine. I think they’re interesting, unique and carry a level of nuanced flavors and aromas not readily found in other whiskies due to its all rice mashbill. In short, I’m a fan and being… Continue!
This Mid 90s Bowmore 17 Review is the second sample from the generous Harold which filed the two open slots I had in my tasting notes to create two full weeks of Bowmore. Released in the mid 90s it’s a bit past the massive FWP (French Whore Perfume) problem that Bowmore had in the 80s… Continue!
The last time the Malt Nuts gathered to taste Laphroaig we did so with Laphroaig all aged from 10 – 15 years old and it was a truly awesome Laphroaig tasting. This young Laphroaig tasting in comparison was fun and interesting and that’s a key difference I think. Can these whippersnappers compare to most of… Continue!
1989 A.D. Rattray Bowmore 23 Years is a fun whisky not just because it’s an indie Bowmore, but because it’s a pre-94 Bowmore. What’s so significant about 1994 you ask? Well if you had read the Malt Nuts Sherried Bowmore Tasting article you’d know 😉 In 1994 Suntory bought Bowmore which was owned by the… Continue!
The hills of Beverly were once again host to a gregarious group of imbibers; our sights for this meeting were set on cask strength sherry aged Bowmore. If anything could help overcome the OB funk in Bowmore i should be sherry right? Well we’ll find out below but first, a little backstory on Bowmore. Bowmore Timeline… Continue!
Thanks to a kind reader I was able to fill out a second week of Bowmore for y’all which we’ll be kicking off with this sample of early 90s Bowmore 12. Distilled in 1979 the whisky in this sample was bottled in 1991 and don’t let the sample label trick you, this is an OB,… Continue!