Articles by John

The Kanosuke New Pot (Japanese New Make)

October 15, 2019

Tasting notes:Sometimes I wonder how the older casks greet the fresh arrivals.  Do they call out “n00b!” with contempt or affection?  Do they tell scary stories about [...]

The Mortlach 16 Year Old

September 16, 2019

Tasting notes:Let’s talk for a minute about butterfly kisses.  They are “kisses” made by fluttering one’s eyelashes against another’s fluttering eyelashes or [...]

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 [...]
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