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. I am going to have to replace this dinky 200ml bottle soon. Neat: light, clear, balanced, smooth & sweet. With … Continue reading Talisker 10y

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 to remain a Talisker while bringing significant heat. Neat: Alcohol & peat – hot on the tongue, lots of burn.  … Continue reading Talisker 57°

Fox & Feather with NG

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.

Oban 14y

Been holding back on the Oban because, frankly, it’ll be expensive to replace.  Which is a shame, because I could drink this every damn day. Neat: smells of maple lumber.  Sweet caramel and mild warmth. With ice: smokey, very sweet and smooth. Oban 14y – 43% 750ml – $105.00 – Highlands Try? Absolutely.  Buy? Definitely.

Final Five

We’re down to the last 5 bottles of scotch I already own.  So far the only scotch I’ve bought since starting the blog is The Glenrothes, so I’ll need to step up the buy/go out to bars with scotch cycle.  Coming up from the home stash: Jura Superstition, Oban 14y, Glen Breton 18y, Bowmore 12y … Continue reading Final Five

Dalwhinnie 15y

This bottle of Dalwhinnie 15y was in the first batch of scotches I received when I decided to take it up as a hobby.  If drinking is a hobby.  I guess the pausing to take notes validates the whole experience.  Anyway, when I first tried Dalwhinnie, it was a bit of a horsekick to my … Continue reading Dalwhinnie 15y