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.
Ah, baby #4 arrived and all is well—so time to celebrate by finishing the last of this Highland Park 12-Year. It retails for $40-$60 a bottle. It is lightly peated and an approachable 86 proof (43% alcohol). The viscosity makes
Uigeadail—easy for the Scots to say! We are big fans of Ardbeg, having tasted reviewed a number of its whiskies over the years. (See here.) Uigeadail (roughly, “oog-a-dal”), which means “dark and mysterious place,” 54.2% alcohol by volume, or 108.4
This is tonight’s tipple. It is luscious. What flavor. Thank you sherry casks. Master of Malt howled when this expression of Dalmore exited the market. It was, the site declared, “great whisky.” A reserve edition of the Dalmore Cigar Malt