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The Lunar Rogue Pub with Hillary

It’s been an interesting spring, and May 2-4 weekend found yours truly ping-ponging around The Drive-Thru Province, traditional home of the Irving family, land of seafood, craft beer and more seafood, New Brunswick.  My local […]
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Lagavulin 8y with Dan & Goran

Aw yiss. A classic of the form. One of the pantheon. A real… thing of the… stuff. Lagavulin 8y. We’ve had exactly one Lagavulin before because they are prized, rare and expensive. But if you […]
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The Arran Malt 10y with Steph

Awesome! Surprise scotch! One of Steph’s friends picked this up in the home country and brought it back for us.  Arran is one of the islands off western Scotland, in the same neighbor hood as […]
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Classic Malts Strong Collection

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 […]
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Jura Prophecy with The Dan

This is a big hitter.  Probably one of the most robust scotches I’ve tasted so far that remains drinkable.  Hands down, we have nothing but good things to say about the entire Jura line. This […]
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Talisker 10y

This is the first single malt scotch I tasted when I started this new hobby of scotch… uh, drinking.  It was the second bottle I emptied (I love Bowmore), triggering the purchase of this collection. […]
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Talisker Distiller’s Edition

Taste-wise, the Distiller’s Edition sits in the same place in comes in the box – right in the middle.  Its difficult to describe it without comparing it to the 57° or the 10y: its fuller […]
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Talisker 57°

I’m not usually a huge fan of the super-high proofed whiskies – while it has its uses, the burn is a distraction from the flavour.  I was pleasantly surprised by the 57° – it manages […]