Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. […]

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Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me this dram. How do you end an epic tasting that includes good steak, beef bacon, sausages, and staring into the abyss? Why with a Laphroaig of course! Laphroaig 20 1996 Adelphi is to round out the tasting. And since it’s from Adelphi, I’m lucky that they listed the alcohol the information is […]

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Paul John 6 Cadenhead Small Batch

Thanks to /u/xile_ for pouring me a sample of this one. Hey, it’s time to review an Indian whisky. Which since I’m drinking it and reviewing it, which means it’s from… Paul John? Alright, so right now there’s two brands of Indian whisky that pop up. I typically drink the other one, Amrut, because I really like […]

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Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay

Thanks to both /u/devoz and /u/distillation for this sample. So we just finished a Lagavulin independent bottled double cask. What can beat that? I am a Lagavulin fanboy, after all. Oh, yeah, I’m also an Ardbeg fanboy. And a huge obvious stereotype whisky drinker. Thus we have Ardbeg – Ar10 – Elements of Islay up next, yet another of the chemistry […]

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Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price: N/A at the LCBO Region: Islay Vintage: 2006 Bottled: 2018 Age: 12-years-old Cask Type: 2 Bourbon […]

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6 Ledaig Reviews

Ledaig. On Reddit, that place where bad and good things happen, I’m the third most prolific reviewer of Ledaig. Last I checked. Let’s do that now, before I screw up and put my foot in my mouth, again. Alright, it basically backs me up. I think. Who knows if people have been archiving? Whatever. When […]

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North Star Millennial Range

So you are an independent bottler. No, not because I said so, I don’t have that power. My superpower is leaving a film on glass, and someday the X-men will call because they are fighting the Sparkler. Marvel, call me for phase 5, I’m awesome. Back to my original point: You’re working as an independent […]

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6 Ben Nevis Reviews

So for awhile now I have been on and off with Ben Nevis. I hard heard of variation in what you got, that it was big in Japan (so you were competing with richer, more experienced whisky nerds), and that sometimes, just sometimes, it didn’t really work. So when I was told that we could […]

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GlenAllachie 25 First Editions / GlenAllachie 21 1996 Signatory Cask Strength

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. GlenAllachie. I’ve not reviewed one before. This is my first time. Hopefully I’m gentle with myself. Let’s be honest, I won’t be. GlenAllachie was founded in 1967, making it quite young. Also impressive that such a young whisky distillery survived the 80s. Heck I’m surprised most people surprised the 80s, what […]

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