Articles by Bill

The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

December 5, 2010

Tasting notes      Arrrgh, Matey, it be time for me to uncork a bottle I jiggered from me skipperrrr. Do me a favor and scrrrawl down me words in that prrrretty boy [...]

The Ardbeg Supernova 2010

November 2, 2010

Tasting notes: The physical instantiations of the Malt Impostor serve as an Oasis of Calm from the freneticism of the rigors of life, and I was sure that the Ardbeg Supernova [...]

The Springbok 15

September 26, 2010

Okay, okay–so John and Stephen may have fooled me with the Glenellen, coming so close after the Glenlivet and the Glenfiddich 18, but what do they think I am? A moron? [...]

The Tuthilltown New York Whiskey

August 12, 2010

Tasting notes:       At 92 proof, the Tuthilltown Distillery’s New York Whiskey is as assertive as Mike Tyson in an elevator and as subtle as a boa constrictor [...]

The Benromach Traditional

July 9, 2010

Tasting notes:     It’s hard to imagine the three of us here at the Malt Impostor disagreeing on anything, since we’re like Plato’s ideal tripartite [...]

The Hudson Manhattan Rye

June 17, 2010

Tasting notes:      It’s awfully tempting for this reviewer to make Catcher in the Rye jokes about this lovely expression, but I’m Holden back on it `til [...]

The Tomintoul 27

November 20, 2009

Tasting notes:          Oily and woody like a pine-needle littered, cedar shake-shingle roof, home to a dead ferret, baking in noon-day summer sun. A little [...]

The Bowmore Darkest 15

November 6, 2009

Tasting notes:       It’s always dangerous to read marketing materials before assaying the tasting of an expression, and in this case, my trepidation was [...]

The Oban 14

October 22, 2009

Tasting notes:  Bottles are reflective, liquid is reflective, and people, under ideal conditions, are also reflective.  People who are holding bottles and drinking liquid [...]

The The Macallan 12*

September 26, 2009

Tasting notes:  The mixing of peat and sherry in this expression is like a granite gothic gargoyle bathed in misty moonlight looming over a shadowed formal garden.  [...]
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