Articles by Bill

The Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing)

April 29, 2017

Tasting notes: The Timorous Beastie could have opened with dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide, dimethyl sulfoxide, methanethiol, and dimethyl sulfone—you might recognize [...]

Az-Granata 5 Year Old Azerbaijani Whisky

March 21, 2017

Tasting notes: The Az-Granata 5 Year Old comes from the produce aisle of Dr. Moreau’s Hobby Shop. There’s burning diesel (naturally), cinnamon red hots, and the ashes of [...]

The Glenmorangie Bacalta

February 28, 2017

Tasting notes: Hi there! I’m, uh, not used to a traditional thing like a “blind date,” but, well, our mutual friends seem to have high regard for each of us and [...]

The The Macallan 12 Double Cask

February 18, 2017

Tasting notes: The Macallan 12 Double Cask noses like a new sponge (no scrubber side) used to sop up a spilt Oloroso and mop up burnt brownie crust crumbs from a late Friday [...]

The Tovuz 15 Year Old Azerbaijani Whisky

February 5, 2017

Tasting notes: Recently, a Malt Impostor Auxiliary—code-named: Gridley Scot—went to Azerbaijan. If I told you why Gridley went there, I’d have to bill you. (I’ll bet [...]

The Highland Park Fire

January 29, 2017

Tasting notes: The Highland Park Fire opens with sherry funk pouring out of a smokestack as steadily and inexorably as the tide. It’s flowering, too, like a zinnia cloud [...]
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