Articles by Bill

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.  [...]

The Glen Ellen “Merlin”*

September 19, 2009

Tasting notes:  The first thing that strikes this taster is that the “magical” bottle is larger than the usual airplane nip, so it is approached with some [...]

The Glenrothes 1991-2007

August 21, 2009

Tasting notes: Full, rich nose, akin to dunking my head in a mossy oaken bucket of honey harvested from the waxen hives of killer bees that migrated across the Mediterranean [...]

A Bowmore Ménage à Deux

July 30, 2009

  The Bowmore Legend Tasting notes: “Legend” typically evokes a remarkable tale filled with characters and deeds that resonate through the ages. This seems an [...]
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