I had tried the Cragganmore previously on a drinking night with NG, but I lost my notes in a scuffle later that evening. It came as part of the Classic Malts Strong Collection and I invited Vanni & Jono for a taste. Neat: Jono – smooth & sweet all the way down. Vanni – subtle, … Continue reading Cragganmore 12y with Jono & Vanni
Welcome to 2016 and THE FUTURE! It’s a leap year and I hear there may even be a new iPhone this year. Marvelous time, this future. What better way to kick off the new year, our 6th calendar year of domain registration (even if maybe the first couple months there was nothing here), than with a … Continue reading Cardhu 12y with Steve, Goran, Julia, Dan & Matt
The Christmas Macallan. Thanks, Roisin! The Macallan Amber is the second rung in The Macallan 1824 Series, a newly launched non-age specific line focusing on colour and taste. The entry level Gold expression will be reviewed in the near future. Some interesting natural vs legal geography going on here. The Macallan distillery sits in what … Continue reading The Macallan Amber with Goran, Ryan & Dan
“J&B is the worst” – Ryan. I’m going to start by telling you how bad J&B tastes, because if it tasted good, it might be possible to excuse the rest of the badness associated with this product. I’m not even linking to their website yet because I don’t want you reading ahead. smell dan – … Continue reading J&B Justerini & Brooks Rare Blended Scotch Whisky with Dan
Picked up the Classic Malts (the Malts.com people) Strong Collection, featuring wee bottles of Cragganmore 12y, Talisker 10y and Lagavulin 16y. I’ve reviewed the Talisker previously, but reviews for the other two will be up shortly. Classic Malts Strong Collection – 40%, 43% & 45.8% 3x200ml – $54.95 – Islay, Islands & Speyside
Just got back from a pile of drinks with NG at the Fox & Feather on Elgin. I had a Talisker 10y, a Cragganmore 12y and a Balvenie 12y… followed by an Irish Carbomb (because tomorrow’s SPD) and a rye sour. My stomach feels pretty North Channel at the moment – choppy and mostly liquor.