Articles by Bill

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 [...]

The Jack Daniels Rye

November 24, 2017

Tasting notes: I’m wandering the Great Smokey Mountains and, Hansel and Gretel-like, stumble across a miniature gingerbread cookie house. Is this some escaped Brooklynite [...]

The Highland Park Valkyrie

October 8, 2017

Tasting notes: The Highland Park Valkyrie 45.9 nose opens with a butterscotch sucker in the shape of a miniature butternut squash that was made from buttermilk by the [...]

The Bunnahabhain Ceobanach

September 29, 2017

Tasting notes: The Bunnahabhain Ceobanach (NAS) noses at first like fermented orange juice (lots of pulp) evaporating slowly in the mid-afternoon sun in Mallorca in a Buick [...]
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