Articles by John

The Winchester Extra Smooth Bourbon

August 6, 2019

Tasting notes:What do we have here on the nose?  Corn, I’d wager, and lots of it.  There’s also Kentucky bluegrass clippings souring in a leaf bag.  Darryl walked off [...]

The Cladach 2018 Special Release

June 8, 2019

The Cladach in the wild Tasting notes:Cladach, we are told, means shoreline.  And just like that, my imagination transports me to a rocky coast where I’m sipping mango [...]

The Balblair 2005-2017

May 9, 2019

Tasting notes:Ah, Balblair!  We are huge fans.  I think that if it we boiled down the essence of Balblair into a dictionary definition, it would pick out a thrilling and [...]

The Templeton 4 Year Old Rye Whiskey

April 9, 2019

Tasting notes:The nose is a nose. Specifically, it’s a marzipan carrot snowman nose kept cool in a refrigerated display case. I sense bright green rye notes, as if I was [...]

The Glenmorangie Allta

March 25, 2019

Tasting notes:I’m so thrilled to see the venerable Glenmorangie and Dr. Bill Lumsden branching out into the manga and anime markets.  When I saw that they were marking [...]
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