Regular raders know that I love the Islay Scotches—especially the big, bad peat and iodine monsters. I found this young expression of Ardbeg a few months ago at a liquor store in Wahsington, DC. I was prepared to be underwhelmed—how
Parting is such sweet sorrow! But what a lovely make this was. I sipped this 80 proof spirit neat. I enjoyed the only texture and the nut and vanilla notes. And at about $45 a bottle this is a fine
Love this beast from Port Askaig in Islay. Smoke, sea air, mocha…. Enjoy this 86 proof malt neat. (Rating: Very Good)
This year, the District of Columbia’s weather is nearly as screwy as its politics. A few days ago I was basking on a dock in the warm sun, yanking one catfish after another from the Anacostia River’s depths. A gentle,
This rare malt was distilled in 1989, slept in American oak casks, and bottled in 2010. Not much of it is left, certainly. Only 5,856 bottles were taken to market. This Speyside whisky is 112 proof (56% ABV). The Scotch Noob
Whoa—this incarnation of Glenkinchie, a fine but too little known whisky, is 55.1% alcohol (110.2 proof). Nevertheless, this Lowland Scotch is easy sipping, offering notes of grain, cream, mint, cocoa powder, and honey. It is lightly peated and quite lovely.