Guide: Navigating the pricey seas: a buying guide for whisky beginners

Whenever I talk to someone new about my whisky hobby and go over my collection and experiences, I usually start with a very important disclaimer. The absolute best time to…

Review: Tormore 28 Year Single Cask (Master of Malt)

We’ve seen a lot of “blend fodder” distilleries getting some attention in recent years. Distilleries that rarely get single malt releases are being scooped up by independent bottlers and distilleries…

Review: Mortlach 21 Year 1992 Cask 10143 (Douglas Laing Directors’ Cut)

Time for another quick review. This time, I’m diving into an older Mortlach so right about the bat, I know that this baby is going to be meaty and savory….

Review: Glenrothes 1991 Vintage

Glenrothes is an interesting distillery. Like Dalmore, I always assume that anything put out by Glenrothes is going to be mediocre and that includes independent bottlings. They do a lot…

Experiment: Does age really matter?

  WARNING: Single Malt Savvy Labs experiment in progress!   I love experimenting with whisky. I think exploring the nuances and details of fine spirits is one of the most…

Review: Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1

That Jim McEwan is a crafty fellow to reopen the Bruichladdich door for me. That door opened and closed really quickly years ago when I first tried the “unpeated” Laddie…

Review: Glenfarclas 1990 24 Year (K&L Wines Exclusive)

Today’s review is from Glenfarclas, a distillery that in my opinion has done the best job of preparing for uncertain market conditions of any distillery in Scotland. Owned and operated…

Review: Highland Park 1998 Vintage

I used to be big on travel exclusives. They were rare and unusual and that was enough for me for a few years. After a while though, I realized that…

Review: Glen Grant 26 Year 1977 (Old Malt Cask)

Several years ago, there was a three-pack of Old Malt Cask bottlings making the rounds in Connecticut stores. Apparently a store had to buy all three bottles even if they…

The Glenlivet Alpha and Josie

Reviews: The Glenlivet Alpha and Josie (Single Cask Edition)

For my next review, I’ll be taking a look at a pair of pretty cool offerings from The Glenlivet that I was lucky enough to try, Alpha and Josie. Both…