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Bushmills Black Bush with The Dan

Wrapping up this foray into Whiskies Irish is a bottle The Dan had set aside for review.  This is an Irish Whiskey blend, mixing malt and grain whiskeys, but with more malt than their normal white label. Neat: The Dan – Oaky, honey. Soft aftertaste & light on the tongue. Soft mouthfeel.  Me – smooth,

MacAllan 12y Sherry Oak with Katherine

Yay for surprise scotch presents!  Katherine grabbed this for me a few weeks ago so obviously I had to get her help for the review.  You may recognize MacAllan as the scotch Joel McHale/Jeff Winger drinks on Community/The Today Show, apparently. Asking for ‘a” MacAllan is a bit like rolling into Boston and asking for

Balvenie Founder’s Reserve 10y with The Dan

The other night I got a call from The Dan that our friend Alex had purloined a bottle of single malt scotch from his dad’s closet.  It proved to be the very tasty Founder’s Reserve 10y expression, discontinued some time ago and not currently available.  Awesome.  Its always a treat to stumble upon rarer bottles,

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.

Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

3rd round, Whisky Cafe.  Time to get weird.  We tried the Nikka Taketsuru 12y Pure Malt Whisky, Japan’s equivalent of a blend of single malts.  This was unlike any whisky I’ve had so far – almost as smooth as a liquor, clear tasting for such a dark drink. Me: smooth, clean, comfortable Katherine: light, fruity,