Toki Suntory Whisky

Thank you to /u/distillasian for pouring me this sample. So one day I started ranting to my whisky friends about Toki Suntory Whisky. Why? Because we’re a bunch of snobs who have had cask strength, age stated, now long gone/way too expensive Japanese whisky. And during this Japanese whisky boom, where everyone and their mother will tell you […]

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Big Peat 25 The Gold Edition

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. It’s probably not a surprise at all that people enjoy the Big Peat series. Peatheads are rampant in the whisky scene, as much as taters at times. So where do you go from a standard blend of Islay whiskies? Well, each Xmas we get a cask strength, with candy canes on […]

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Islay Mist 17

Thanks to @scotchguy.to for sharing a dram of this with me. There’s always a question of what to drink on a regular basis. Now I’m not saying drink excessively. If you need a whisky reviewer to tell you that, then… holy damn, get some help. Call someone you love. Even if you think they won’t answer. But […]

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Writer’s Tears Cognac Finish

Casks. They’re mostly needed to age whiskey. Mostly. Yes, that’s the word I want to use there. Totally not a bad idea. But there are only so many trees, only so many people willing to turn those trees into barrels, and only so much that they’ll be paid. Thus the standard of using ex-sherry or […]

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Bushmills Red Bush

Simple idea: I’m tasting Irish whiskey, have enough time/tastebuds left to have one, and someone offers to pour me Bushmills Red Bush. That someone? Alfred Einstein. Wait, no. It was a rep. for Bushmills. So I go off, find a spot without different smells coming in to screw with me, and I review. But what is Bushmills […]

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Dead Rabbit

In the movie Gangs of New York, there’s a specific gang known as the Dead Rabbits. Also, there were a bunch of knives, some good performances, and then by the end, I was confused. Luckily I’m not here to review the movie, because it’s been a handful of years since I’ve watched it, and this […]

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Cadenhead Islay Living Cask

Thanks to Bryan V. for pouring me a dram of this Part of the fun of doing a mystery Advent Calendar made up of my own samples is me scrambling to figure out what I just drank. For Advent Day #19, we see that come to life. You see when I review I try to throw […]

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