Articles by Bill

The Wemyss Smooth Gentleman 8

April 4, 2011

Tasting notes:      Here at Malt Impostor Central, it’s often the case that our reviews riff on the name of the expression under consideration.  But “Smooth [...]

The Eades Highland Double Malt

December 19, 2010

Tasting notes      The Eades Highland transgenders [Stephen:  Bill! It’s “engenders”] a seductive miasma out of the glass, a [...]

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 [...]
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