Reviews

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 Highland Park 30

December 9, 2009

Tasting notes:  When he was 24 years-old, René Descartes recounts in his now-lost Olympica that he had a series of dreams, including one about a dictionary that he would [...]

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 Tomintoul 27

November 20, 2009

Tasting notes:          Oily and woody like a pine-needle littered, cedar shake-shingle roof, home to a dead ferret, baking in noon-day summer sun. A little [...]

The Aberfeldy 12

November 13, 2009

Tasting notes:    Aberfeldy, with its iconic red squirrel and auspicious Pictland pedigree, holds out exceptional promise.  In Norse mythology, Ratatoskr the red squirrel [...]

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 [...]

The Bowmore Darkest 15

November 6, 2009

Tasting notes:       It’s always dangerous to read marketing materials before assaying the tasting of an expression, and in this case, my trepidation was [...]

The Isle of Jura 16

October 31, 2009

Tasting notes:  Consider the Scardigan.  It presents itself as a scarf like any other, but then it offers a pleasant surprise: three buttons and pockets like a waistcoat, [...]

The Oban 14

October 22, 2009

Tasting notes:  Bottles are reflective, liquid is reflective, and people, under ideal conditions, are also reflective.  People who are holding bottles and drinking liquid [...]

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 [...]
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