Articles by Stephen

The Tobermory 10 (50 ml airline bottle)

January 16, 2010

Tasting notes: The Tobermory 10 begins with a flash of honey or syrup, a brief delight like that of the detached spectacle of musket fire before the realization that you [...]

The Auchentoshan Three Wood

December 17, 2009

Tasting notes:  The moniker “Three Wood” pleads insistently–but no less annoyingly–for a carefully crafted golf reference (unlike the variant [...]

The Bowmore 18

November 25, 2009

Tasting notes:   The Bowmore 18 gives new meaning and depth to the concept of a marriage of opposites.  From beginning to end, this excellent dram draws one inextricably [...]

The Dalmore 12

November 9, 2009

Tasting notes: IsTheDalmore12Tasty.com Rating: –On the scale of single-serving websites— The Dalmore 12 is IsAbeVigodaDead.com— not nearly as exceptional as [...]

Announcing the Inaugural Malty Award

October 28, 2009

What would a blog with tasting notes be without its own (perhaps even name-branded) award?  Obviously, a blog with tasting notes that doesn’t have its own award.  But [...]

The Cragganmore 12

October 13, 2009

Tasting notes:   On the nose, this malt offers aromas of rotting magnolia blossoms with a substratum of festering dead crab.  This is not to say, however, that this malt [...]

The Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky

October 2, 2009

Tasting notes: As a rule, you shouldn’t look a gift horse–or in this case, a gift mule–in the mouth.  But what if that mule has been eating sushi?  [...]
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