Articles by John

The FEW Rye Whiskey

May 23, 2013

Tasting notes:       Crushed rose stems under golf shoes and stiletto heels.  Fresh rye, like a wet-hopped IPA but in this case, a wet-ryed whiskey.  Cornmeal biscuits [...]

The Wemyss Spice King 12

May 12, 2013

Tasting notes:      From the start, we see this dram has aged some since we saw it last.  On the nose we pick up notes of aftershave from the Vermont Country Store.  [...]

The Single Cask Nation BenRiach 17

February 5, 2013

Tasting notes:      On the nose it’s all freshly-opened Band-Aid®s.  I’ve thrown two boxes into the back of the car because it’s a long car ride and my kids have [...]

The Ardbeg Day – Feis Ile 2012

January 29, 2013

Tasting notes: The nose gives me the sense of cherry popsicles so powerful that it recalls the back porch and the hot night on which I last ate one.  Cicadas buzzed with an [...]

The SMWS 27.97

December 1, 2012

[Here is another in a long line of current offerings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  We didn’t get to the last batch in time and were lost.  Alas.  But [...]

The SMWS 26.84

November 4, 2012

[Here’s yet another review of one of the current offerings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  Check out the beginning of this other post for more on these [...]

The SMWS 125.48

October 7, 2012

[If you’ve had your head in a hole, we’re publishing shorter, (largely) linkless reviews on current Scotch Malt Whisky Society offerings–and employing [...]

The Talisker 10

October 1, 2012

Tasting notes:      How do you review a dram that serves as your benchmark?  For through it I have endeavored to measure the world of whiskies, to draw the cartography [...]
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