Articles by Stephen

The Mortlach 20 Year Old

October 11, 2019

With the doctor ensconced in his leather chair, having explained how to proceed, the man lying on the couch begins: The nose opens with caramel cake in an early [...]

The Compass Box Affinity

September 5, 2019

Tasting notes:The nose on this dram, which is a blend of Scotch Whisky and Calvados, opens with funk, but it’s deep, dark, red, overripe apple cider funk. The woodiness [...]

The Compass Box No Name, no. 2

June 30, 2019

Tasting notes:On the nose, it’s all high register phenols oozing out of green apples and key limes grown especially for macarons served to castrati. It’s rich and [...]
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