Reviews

The Glenlivet 12

September 14, 2009

Tasting notes:  The white carnation boutonniere offers a young man his first opportunity to wear flowers.  This moment makes visible one of his awkward, pimply steps toward [...]

The Glenfiddich 18

September 6, 2009

Tasting notes:  Similes about subtlety are most often ironic or sarcastic; rarely does one find a straightforwardly presented one that yields a fair comparison with [...]

The Glenrothes Select Reserve

August 31, 2009

Tasting notes:  A blend of malts with no age statement, like a meeting of randomly selected customers of Chuck E. Cheese and the Rainforest Café but without the aggression [...]

The Glenrothes 1985-2005

August 26, 2009

Tasting notes: This is, in many ways, a typical twenty year-old:  fresh-faced, reeking with potential, very much in the here and now, unable to formulate–much less [...]

The Glenrothes 1991-2007

August 21, 2009

Tasting notes: Full, rich nose, akin to dunking my head in a mossy oaken bucket of honey harvested from the waxen hives of killer bees that migrated across the Mediterranean [...]

The Glenfiddich 15

August 15, 2009

Tasting notes: Mitch McConnell, Tomas de Torquemada, and Zac Ephron walk into a bar… This expression from the venerable distiller allows us to imagine the conversation [...]

The Glenfiddich 12

August 7, 2009

Tasting notes: Much like the invitation of a sexy, peg-legged paramour, the nose of this malt is full of uncommon possibility and oaky intrigue. As is so often the case with [...]

A Bowmore Ménage à Deux

July 30, 2009

  The Bowmore Legend Tasting notes: “Legend” typically evokes a remarkable tale filled with characters and deeds that resonate through the ages. This seems an [...]

The Balvenie Single Barrel 15

July 22, 2009

Tasting notes: Initial fragrances of pink grapefruit Body Butter and fresh blooms of Vanilla pompona softening in a non-stick pan. On the tongue, a dry sweetness like Tab [...]

The Dalwhinnie 15

July 7, 2009

Tasting notes: Silica packets hovering equidistant between the tongue and the roof of the mouth, then descending into the lower cheeks, yielding faint hints of Marlon [...]
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