Articles by John

The Nikka Pure Malt Black

June 18, 2017

Tasting notes: “Heart of Darkness.”  That’s what I say to myself as I walk across the shimmering hot tarmac in my brand-new Chuck Taylor specials.  Squish, squish, [...]

The 1792 Full Proof (62.5%)

May 18, 2017

Tasting notes: The darkness in my glass reminds me of what I’ve come to call the “blushing of the brogues.”  This happened years ago at the regional meeting.  I had [...]

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 [...]
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