Review #96: Dalmore 15

As mentioned in our Dalmore 12 review, the reddit community does not like Dalmore much. There are some good points: they’re a bit watery (and a bit pricey). But the broader market likes Dalmore; some because of the shiny …

Review #95: Highland Park 2005 Octave

Vancouver is fun to visit, but there is a 90% chance it will rain at some point and then one needs an indoors activity contingency plan. For us, this typically involves liquor stores. In particular, I was very keen on …

Review #94: Dalmore 12

The /r/scotch community kind of has a thing going against Dalmore. I agree with a lot of the qualms. For one, it's relatively pricey. The biggest gripe seems to be because it is typically bottled at 40% and chill filtered, which reduces a lot of the strength that whisky aficionados enjoy. "Watery palate" is a good descriptor.

Review #75: Signatory Royal Lochnagar 1991

While we were having the Port Ellen and a sherry aged Port Charlotte at our new favorite scotch bar (Campbelltoun Loch in Tokyo), we decided to also veer off familiar territories and go with the Royal Lochnagar. It was mostly …

Review #71: Cadenhead SFJE Monymusk 14

I love Cadenhead. It was the first place I stopped off in England. I not only made a purposeful detour on my way to a business trip in Netherlands (there was no other reason for me to be in London), …

Review #70: Angostura No. 1 Oloroso Sherry

It’s always fun to try interesting cask finished rums, although with the exception of Foursquare, I can’t say that I’ve been a huge fan of the unusual cask maturation. The Angostura No. 1 sounded excellent – I love Oloroso Sherry …