Articles by John

The Macallan Edition No. 2

March 23, 2017

Tasting notes: If a bystander could read my mind after nosing this dram, he or she would see fat, bubbly letters spelling out “round.”  In that same thought bubble, the [...]

The Glenfiddich 21, deconstructed

March 17, 2017

Tasting notes:  The Glenfiddich 21 stands atop the Glenfiddich core range, and it’s easy to see why.  The extra four months that it spends in a Reserva Rum Cask does [...]

The Ardbeg 21 Year Old

February 20, 2017

Tasting notes: Sure there’s smoke.  Yup, it’s right there on the nose.  But it’s the kind of smoke that you need to focus on.  In time I determine that it’s smoke [...]

The Glenmorangie Tayne

February 1, 2017

Tasting notes: I’m starting to think that Glenmorangie can do no wrong.  I have always really, really enjoyed their expressions.  But it was the Tayne that prompted me to [...]
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