Articles by Bill

The Speyburn 25

December 24, 2013

Tasting notes: The Speyburn 25 nose, fresh out of the bottle, is the crackling smoky crust of barbecued wild boar ribs in prune sauce, prepared by Lionel Whitsbury, the [...]

The Glenrothes 1998-2013

December 20, 2013

Tasting notes: The Glenrothes 1998-2013 opens on the set of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs with a parasailer being towed by a windsurfer on a lake of simmering beef stew [...]

The Kilchoman 2007 Vintage

December 12, 2013

Tasting notes: The Kilchoman 2007 nose opens with oat scones—no maple frosting, alas—smoked over driftwood and flash-dried seaweed. Tween-age barley, enjoying a more [...]

The Glenmorangie Signet

December 5, 2013

Tasting notes: Walking into the MaltCave, before learning that the pourMeister had splashed the Glenmorangie Signet into glasses,  it was easy to believe that John’s [...]

Koval Single Barrel 100% Rye Whiskey

November 25, 2013

Tasting notes:       The Koval Single Barrel Whiskey, 100% Rye, Barrel 332, opens particularly herby: sage, parsley, and bay leaves. James Beard, reincarnated as a [...]

The Defiant American Single Malt Whisky

November 14, 2013

Tasting notes: The Defiant American Single Malt Whisky, 100% malted barley, 41% abv, noses like an albino Samoyed raised in a cave by fiercely protective wolves (think: The [...]
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