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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Finish with Dan & Ryan

Sometimes St Paddy’s Day is actually St Paddy’s Week, because we love to reinforce European ethnic stereotypes whenever and wherever possible. And what better way to lower liver function as a celebration of Irish culture than with a Scottish beer? Scottish beer that’s finished in Irish whiskey casks, that is.  iScotch loves Innis & Gunn

Round 2: Bowmore 12y with Ryan & Goran

A return to a favourite. Bowmore 12y has long been one of our favourites, one of the few scotches I’ve bought more than once. This particular bottle comes from Goran’s collection. We have had the Bowmore 12y before, as well as several others, but the last review was about 60 words long, hence this Round

BlenderScotch Royale! Dewar’s White Label v The Black Grouse v Cutty Sark with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Matt

Here we go, welcome to our first at-home, more-than-two-way BattleScotch! That’s not really anything noteworthy, except that it’s called BlenderScotch! Royale because BIG CLICKS BABY. And also because this is the review we did ON the second anniversary of iScotch. As per corporate policy, we have reviewed all three bottles on their own: Dewar’s White

BattleScotch! Islay Mist 8y v McClelland’s Islay with Dan, Ryan & Goran

Hmmm… our first BattleScotch! over the Blend Line? Some people (Goran) loudly protested this particular combatax spiritus because a blend is for blend times and a single malt is for single malt time. There is some precedence – we BattleScotch!ed two transnational blends that had basically nothing in common, although in fairness Goran loudly protested

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran & Ryan

Given the nautical theme of this particular bottle we are legally required to do this entire review in Pirate – specifically a ruckas 1700s band ‘o pirates wit’ cutlass ‘n not 2000s scary band ‘o pirates wit’ RPGs ‘n AK47s. Ahoy!, did ye be knowin’ that t’ guy who invented t’ AK47 lived t’ be

Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch with Dan, Ryan, Goran & Davey

Still deep in budget territory, we find the Dewar’s White Label. Wait, you say. Or… the you in my head anyway. Or, yous – there’s at least a million of you and you all wait with baited breath to read the next disrespectful, distrustful, pseudo-anti-corporate-but-still-buying-their-product-ful missive from iScotch’s secret base in the Andes mountains, where

Islay Mist 8y Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran, Ryan & Davey

Interesting. A cheap, twist-off blend… that also happens to be aged and specifically from Islay. Islay Mist 8y is produced by MacDuff International, the same people who gave us Grand MacNish – which has been referred to as “scrotch”. Less interesting, more worrisome. And a look at the back of the bottle points to its

BattleScotch! Oban 14y v Macallan Amber with Ryan & Goran

A BattleScotch! with actual single malt scotch again! Yay! We have two heavy hitting highlanders here, the classic Oban 14y and the newly minted Macallan Amber. These two represent some of the nicer scotches we’ve had a chance to try, to being able to pit them one against the other is a nice treat. Here’s

The Black Grouse Blended Scotch with Dan, Goran & Ryan

A Christmas blend – thanks, Bengt! We’ve had a Grouse before, but I didn’t do much of a write-up because we had destroyed ourselves at the ScotchParty and I was still hungover. The Famous Grouse website details the growth of the Gloag family’s local grocery into a supplier of wine to the royal family to

The Macallan Amber with Goran, Ryan & Dan

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