Articles by Stephen

The Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe

January 14, 2017

Tasting notes: -Hiya. I’d like a really old Clynelish with a much younger Clynelish chaser. -Well, if you’d like that, you’d really love this whisky [...]

The Kilchoman Sanaig

December 30, 2016

Tasting notes: You’d be forgiven if you thought the name of this dram would more aptly fit within a video game: In Escape from Mordor, the final level is called [...]

The Cally 40 Year Old 2015 Limited Edition

December 17, 2016

Tasting notes: The Caledonian Grain Distillery closed in 1988. If the nose on this dram is any indication, the kiln room must have also dried flowers to be placed in a high [...]

The Scottish Glory Blended Scotch Whisky

November 26, 2016

Tasting notes: This blend is a bit like going in to watch a movie you heard nothing about: it opens on a new pair of brown shoes with graham cracker soles, cinnamon and all, [...]

The Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016

October 31, 2016

Tasting notes: The nose here is delicate, wistful, and slightly edgy, like a piece of hyacinth petal paper inscribed with the names of your prospective paramours. Nose it [...]
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