Malt Nuts Highland Park Tasting
Malt Nuts Laphroaig Tasting
SCWC 8 Blind Bourbons
SCWC 8 Blind Bourbons

SCWC 8 Blind Bourbons

    Last year the SCWC gathered and we put on an 8 Blind Rye event and ever since that night we’ve been plotting a follow up… which we recently held. The setup was the exact same as before with someone (thanks Rumi) pouring the bourbons into color coded beakers so that even Mike and…

Yoichi 10 Year Review

Yoichi 10 Year Review

Yoichi 10 Year is no longer available, but I figured it’s worth reviewing for the same reason dusties and single barrels are. Bottles are still floating around, the secondary market is thriving and… it’s fun. Honestly though it’s mostly about that last one. In Yoichi’s Words: Yoichi 10 Year “Of Nikka’s two malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi…

Mars Iwai Whisky Review

Mars Iwai Whisky Review

Mars Iwai Whisky is one of the newer Japanese whiskies that’s been showing up on the shelves over the last couple of years. It’s a distillery that’s been around for a while and is known for high quality whisky in Japan, but in America it’s just getting its feet wet. In Mars’ Words: Mars Iwai…

Malt Nuts Laphroaig Tasting

Malt Nuts Laphroaig Tasting

On a warm early-summer’s eve the Malt Nuts once again convened and this time we had a thirst for peat. It had been too long since we’d indulged in an evening of inky iodine, smoke, ozone and fruit; we were long overdue fo Malt Nuts Laphroaig Tasting. We set our sights on indie bottlings aged…

White Oak Akashi Single Malt Review

White Oak Akashi Single Malt Review

White Oak Akashi Single Malt is the malt component of the Akashi blend and like the blend it’s aged in a combination of barrels. Though the single malt is all aged between 4-7 years. It’s one of the newer Japanese single malts on the market and joins the ranks of the current explosion of NAS…

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky Review

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky Review

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky is another newish whisky added to the American releases of Japanese whisky. Originally a sake distillery, White Oak distillery has been around since 1919 and is a whisky that’s been getting some attention lately, though not all of it positive. In White Oak’s Words: White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky “This is whisky…

Togouchi Blended Japanese Review

Togouchi Blended Japanese Review

Togouchi Blended Japanese whisky is know as the “naturalized Japanese Whisky” because they import already distilled single malt whisky from Scotland and grain whisky from Canada. They then go through an undisclosed process to “naturalize” the whisky so that it can be called Japanese Whisky. Then they make their blends. In Togouchi’s Words: Togouchi Blended…

1996 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 20 years Review

1996 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 20 years Review

The last day of Ben Nevis week finds us tasting the 1996 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 20 years and what a whisky it is. You can see from the score above that I like it and the details are in the 1996 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 20 years review but before we get…

1997 Montgomerie’s Ben Nevis 19 Years review

1997 Montgomerie’s Ben Nevis 19 Years review

Part four of Ben Nevis week and we’ve increased the age statement by another year with this 1997 Montgomerie’s Ben Nevis 19 Years. Though unlike the first four this one isn’t cask strength. Though like all the Ben Nevis I’ll be reviewing this week it is non-chillfiltered and has no color additives. Bottled at 46%…

1997 Pearls of Scotland Ben Nevis 18 years Review

1997 Pearls of Scotland Ben Nevis 18 years Review

Part three of Ben Nevis week finds us tasting the 1997 Pearls of Scotland Ben Nevis 18 years. Another whisky also means another little bit about the Ben Nevis distillery you might not have known. Did you know that from 1955 – 1971 Ben Nevis was able to make a single blend because it had…

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