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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.

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 forest lumber.  So, great, right? If you’re used to brands like Beau’s Beer and restaurants like Hintonburger that use local,

Highland Park 18y with Katherine at L’ile Noire

First round at L’ile Noire, and… well, you remember how in the Highland Park 12y review I said I was saving up my pennies for the 18y?  I’m not anymore. There’s nothing out and out wrong with the scotch, and if you weren’t familiar with the 12y you’d probably enjoy it.  But it doesn’t taste

Talisker 18y with Katherine at the Whisky Cafe

Second round at the Whisky Cafe, and it was time for a classic, and no binge scotching is complete without a Talisker. Served from a tiny bottle, the best review I can give to this drink is the first two things out of Katherine’s and my first words: “that’s definitely a Talisker” and “I love