Chieftain’s 1994 Longmorn 17 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Let's say (for the sake of relating something to something else in order to create some kind of post) that you wanted to heat up some kind of liquid; there are basically two ways of applying this heat, directly or indirectly. If you want … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1994 Longmorn 17 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1998 Strathisla 12 Year Old, Pétrus Gaia Finish – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Strathisla is one of the older distilleries in Scotland, being founded in 1786. Since then it has gone through a few name changes (Milltown-->Milton-->Strathisla-->Milton--> Strathisla) and about 8,000 ownership changes. One of these owners, a chap named George Pomeroy, gathered up a majority stake … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1998 Strathisla 12 Year Old, Pétrus Gaia Finish – 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 1996 Braeval 14 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Braeval is the possibly the highest elevated distillery in Scotland. I say "possibly" because Dalwhinnie also makes that claim and although I am many things, an expert cartographer is not one, nor do I have access to any of the equipment (slide rules, global … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1996 Braeval 14 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1995 Auchroisk 16 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Auchroisk...the distillery says that it is pronounced Auck-Roysk, but apparently the locals beg to differ and pronounce it Ack-Rask...or Ath-Rask. Those last two look different enough to me that it seems like the locals are just begging to differ all over the place, but what do I know? … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1995 Auchroisk 16 Year Old – Review

Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

Thank you very much to Whiskies of the World for the opportunity to attend the 2012 Expo as press. I think I said it in last year's re-cap of this event, but it bears repeating; having a large-scale whisky event on an elegant, docked riverboat is a much nicer setting than a sterile hotel conference … Continue reading Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, Oct. & Nov. 2011

The hits just keep on coming... ---------- A Whisky Dinner with Ed Kohl and Chieftains Single Malt Whisky Presented by The Whisky Shop and the City Club Whisky Society, "The evening will indulge your senses with Whisky expertly paired to a four-course meal and an educational journey on how these Whiskies came to be. Ed is … Continue reading More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, Oct. & Nov. 2011