• February 12, 2018

    Review: Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

    Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix: the perfect storm of happenstance, marketing, packaging, and an amazing story. In a sense, it was a literal perfect storm. I...
  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10, Lot B, and Weller Antique
    February 1, 2018

    Experiment: Weller and Van Winkle Blind ...

    I’ve said this before and I will say it over and over and over again: If you want the truth about a whiskey, you must drink it blind. Our minds....
  • January 22, 2018

    Review: Bunnahabhain 25 Year

    Islay whiskies and I don’t spend too much time together with two notable “B” distillery exceptions: Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain. ...
  • January 8, 2018

    Review: E.H. Taylor Four Grain

    Happy new year, readers! Let’s kick off 2018 with my annual exploration of Jim Murray’s latest Whisky of the Year. For me, E.H. Taylor Fou...
  • December 6, 2017

    Review: Compass Box The General

    When you think of a “blended Scotch whisky,” what comes to mind? My first thought is a light, young, inoffensive, sometimes hot whisky tha...

Review: Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix: the perfect storm of happenstance, marketing, packaging, and an amazing story. In a sense, it was a literal perfect storm. If you don’t know the story, a…

Old Rip Van Winkle 10, Lot B, and Weller Antique

Experiment: Weller and Van Winkle Blind Tasting

I’ve said this before and I will say it over and over and over again: If you want the truth about a whiskey, you must drink it blind. Our minds…

Review: Bunnahabhain 25 Year

Islay whiskies and I don’t spend too much time together with two notable “B” distillery exceptions: Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain. Today, I’ll be looking at Bunnahabhain 25 year, a well-aged malt…

Review: E.H. Taylor Four Grain

Happy new year, readers! Let’s kick off 2018 with my annual exploration of Jim Murray’s latest Whisky of the Year. For me, E.H. Taylor Four Grain was a surprising choice…

Review: Compass Box The General

When you think of a “blended Scotch whisky,” what comes to mind? My first thought is a light, young, inoffensive, sometimes hot whisky that generally has mass appeal but is…

Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

My previous review of Macallan Cask Strength got me thinking about what the “Mac CS” of the 2017 whisky world is. Enter Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof…

Review: Macallan Cask Strength

Today, I’d like to talk about The Macallan. The home of the Easter Elchies House has quite the reputation in the whisky world. For decades, Macallan was known as an…

Review: Parker’s Heritage Collection 24 Year Bourbon

Another great bar find during my Boston trip was Parker’s Heritage Collection 10th Edition. This is a 24 year straight bourbon that was bottled in bond. It’s the second oldest…

Review: William Larue Weller 2016

Oh, BTAC. How I long for the days when the resellers weren’t spending every waking moment looking for you. They can have Pappy for all I care but BTAC is…

Review: Glenfiddich 14 Year Rich Oak

Glenfiddich Rich Oak is an expression that isn’t available in the US. I first tried it at the Glenfiddich distillery and knew I wanted more so I found it in…