The Exclusive Malts 1993 Allt-A-Bhainne 22 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Once again we wade into those murky waters of Scotch whisky pronunciation and etymology. Allt-A-Bhainne is apparently pronounced ""allt-a-vanya." Alternately, there seems to be no small amount of support for pronouncing it "allt-a-vane." Just to be on the safe side, if for … Continue reading The Exclusive Malts 1993 Allt-A-Bhainne 22 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1996 Allt A Bhainne 16 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Ok, this makes the third review in a row where the whisky has come from a distillery that's younger than I am. This is the last built-in-the-70's review I'll do for a while, partly because I'd like to get back to learning a little … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1996 Allt A Bhainne 16 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s Tasting Review Notes, Round I

Part of Ian Macleod's family, the Chieftain's line-up of independent bottlings has recently found its way to the whisky shelves of the U.S. David Driscoll of K&L Wines hosted a recent tasting at Martin's West in Redwood city to introduce the new line-up. The big draw of the night for me was another taste of … Continue reading Chieftain’s Tasting Review Notes, Round I