Articles by John

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 [...]

The SMWS 53.157

September 17, 2012

[This is one of many shorter reviews we’re posting on current Scotch Malt Whisky Society offerings (with Lo-Mob photographic effects).  Check out the beginning of this [...]

The SMWS 7.69

August 23, 2012

[This is the second of many shorter, link-free reviews we’re posting on current Scotch Malt Whisky Society offerings (and we’re working in some Lo-Mob [...]

The Ardbeg 10

July 3, 2012

[A good long time ago now, we tried this dram amid other varied expressions from different distilleries during a trip to The Last Hurrah bar in Boston.  There, we did a [...]

The Glen Garioch 12

May 27, 2012

Tasting notes:  On the nose there are halved apricots folded into an omelette.  Salted caperberries, mascarpone cheese, and three bags of Tension Tamer herbal tea are the [...]

The Springbank CV

February 18, 2012

Tasting notes:  What does this “CV” mean?  Does it indicate 105 proof in Roman numerals?  No, it’s a standard 46% ABV.  Is it “Cape Verde”?  No, this is a [...]

The Glenmorangie 25 Year/Quarter Century

December 4, 2011

Tasting notes:       Ben Franklin said that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.  What, then, might he say of the distillation of beer into [...]

The Big Peat Islay Malt

June 7, 2011

Tasting notes:  This is remarkably clear in the glass.  Like a blanco tequila poured into a Riedel stemware and swirled under a photo tent.  But it soon becomes clear that [...]
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