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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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Writer’s Tears with The Dan

This is the second of the Irish Whiskies we bought for St Paddy’s day, delayed by scheduling conflicts with The Dan.  But this weekend we managed to get together and get a bunch of tastings […]
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Redbreast 12y

I grabbed this and the next bottle of something called “Irish Whiskey” for St Patrick’s day when we threw a little impromptu get together.  My work ethic being what it is its taken me until […]
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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Got this bottle as a going away present from a co-worker when I left my last job.  Its the first blended scotch I’ve reviewed, and… its better than I thought it was going to be.  […]
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Bowmore 12y

I should come clean on this one before I go any further – after Taliskers, Bowmore is my favourite scotch.  If you want to drink single malt scotch on a budget, you literally can’t beat […]
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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 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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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Benromach Organic Special Edition

The Benromach Special Edition is the only certified organic single malt scotch whisky I’m aware of, based on no research.  Its certification comes from the UK Soil Association, and they use casks made of managed […]
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Smokehead Whisky

I need to say this up front – this scotch is not for the faint of heart.  The Smokehead bottle comes in a can embossed with many words about how large the flavour is, and […]
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Highland Park 12y

Once again, I should start by copping to the fact I already like this scotch.  I’m still working my way through my own collection, and I tend to give away bottles I don’t like (screw […]