Articles by Bill

The Highland Park Magnus

March 30, 2018

Tasting notes: Armadillos of sherry notes dot the musical score of pecadillos of lemon floor wax. [John: Bill, have you been drinking again? Or something stronger?]  [...]

The Wigle Wry Rusky

March 12, 2018

Tasting notes: Wigle is a small craft distillery located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, PA. (The Strip District sounds racy, but really it’s home to amazing grocery [...]

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 [...]
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