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
This Highland Scotch whisky was aged in both sherry and Bourbon casks. We suggest sipping it neat. It is a modest malt—not fiery on the palate in the least. The texture is silky—making it more fetching than most blends. The
Online, this whisky is selling for $200-$250 a bottle. At 80 proof, that’s a pretty penny, but presumably the King Alexander III is much coveted because it is so unusual. This Scotch has been aged in “bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry