Articles by Bill

The Dewar’s 25 Year Old Double Aged

February 23, 2018

Here at the Malt Impostor, we keep up on the many topics trending hither and yon. One that keeps crossing our screen is the eponymous Bechdel Test, created by Alison Bechdel [...]

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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