Articles by Bill

The Arran Machrie Moor 2nd Edition

February 9, 2018

Tasting notes: The Arran Machrie Moor, the Peated Arran Malt, 2nd Edition, opens with a delightful old winey smell, as if you finally got around to opening that bottle of [...]

The Classic Cask Macallan 21 Year 1995

January 30, 2018

Tasting notes: The Classic Cask Macallan 21 Year 1995 opens with crystallized honeycomb and crystallized lemon rind made into soap, then coated with caramel and extract of [...]

The Ardbeg An Oa

January 18, 2018

Tasting Notes: The Ardbeg An Oa 46.6% abv noses like a sea turtle, stranded on a sandy beach, lying on its back, little leathery legs ineffectually waving goodbye. (Don’t [...]

The Whisky Extravaganza Boston 2017

December 31, 2017

Bill: As our loyal (and disloyal) readers know, the Whisky Extravaganza, usually the Boston edition, is perenially our favorite and most beloved event. There’s [...]

The Port Charlotte 8

December 21, 2017

Tasting notes: The Port Charlotte 8 noses like a late 1950s cello made from cherry wood by an existentialist experimentalist French Luthier (named Luthér or Gauthier or [...]

The Jack Daniels Rye

November 24, 2017

Tasting notes: I’m wandering the Great Smokey Mountains and, Hansel and Gretel-like, stumble across a miniature gingerbread cookie house. Is this some escaped Brooklynite [...]
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