Articles by John

The Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel

June 7, 2013

Tasting notes: Poe once wrote about The Tell Tale Heart.  Had he the great good fortune of pouring out a measure of the Balvenie 12 Single Barrel, he might have written [...]

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 [...]
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