Review #81: Westland Peat Week 2019

“Wow, Balvenie really changed their branding,” is what I privately thought when I noticed the bright yellow and red circus themed Westland Peat Week bottle across the bar. I vaguely remembered that I had tried the Balvenie Peat Week at …

Review #78: BenRiach 21 Temporis Peated

BenRiach, besides being a fun name to say, turns out some underrated excellent whiskies. They’re known mostly for their experimental approach to cask types. Most of their line-up has focused on unpeated offerings.

Our local Glendronach/BenRiach representative (Rory Glasgow) turned …

Review #65: Bowmore 18

We’re always on the hunt for difficult-to-procure bottles, but the Bowmore 18 is broadly available, if a little expensive. But to christian a new office, we needed a bottle and it was hard to pass up an opportunity to get …

Review #49: Laphroaig Triple Wood

Laphroaig was my gateway whisky – and also the way I discovered that I unequivocably love peat. We have been nursing this bottle steadily and the other night, we finally laid the bottle to rest.

The Triple Wood is a …

Blood & More Blood

One of the most famous scotch cocktails is the Blood and Sand. But to be quite honest, I’ve always found it saccharine and gross: orange juice and herring cherry liqueur are not my favorite ingredients. I’ve tried making boozy versions …

Review #47: ASW Burns Night

This is our fourth review (out of 5) on whiskies released by ASW Distillery (Atlanta, Georgia). We originally visited Atlanta with friends from college: the group ended up being a diverse group flying in from New York, Seattle, an Atlanta …