The Arran Malt 14 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The Isle of Arran's lone distillery, producing the appropriately named The Arran Malt is one of Scotland's newest distilleries. Founded in 1993 and producing spirit by 1995, Arran the distillery has combined traditional distilling practices, interesting limited edition bottlings outside of its core range, … Continue reading The Arran Malt 14 Year Old – Review

Isle of Jura Prophecy – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at the Baddish Group for the sample. According to the Isle of Jura's website, the prophecy for which Prophecy is named was levelled at the Campbell family by an old woman who had been rudely evicted from her home by the aforementioned ruling clan. This woman was apparently a "seer", … Continue reading Isle of Jura Prophecy – Review

Isle of Jura Superstition – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at the Baddish Group for the sample. (Had to do it...you can never hear that song too many times.) Superstitions are really pretty silly when you come right down to it. For example, there's almost no way stepping on a crack could break a mother's back, but they'd never come … Continue reading Isle of Jura Superstition – Review

Isle of Jura “Diurach’s Own” 16 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at The Baddish Group for the sample. According to the distillery's legend, in 1781, Jura's Laird, one Archibald Campbell, being none too keen on the locals making their own hooch willy-nilly all over the island, enacted a ban on all distilling. As you might imagine, this didn't go over too … Continue reading Isle of Jura “Diurach’s Own” 16 Year Old – Review

Isle of Jura “Origin” 10 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at The Baddish Group for the sample. I was going to start the post off by with a brief discussion about the Paps of Jura and how, if you're going to name your island's highest points after a female body part, "paps" is a much better name than, say, the … Continue reading Isle of Jura “Origin” 10 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1996 Isle Of Jura 14 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. I'm anxious for the people of the Isle of Jura, all 200 of them, give or take a few hearty souls. Reading up on the island, I've learned that they are outnumbered nearly 35 to 1 by the large, locally prolific, and usually docile … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1996 Isle Of Jura 14 Year Old – Review

Highland Park 18 Year Old – Review.

I'm more excited about Father's Day this year than I have been about most of the other Father's Days before. It's not because, for once, I got a card into the mail on time...I didn't, at this point, that's to be expected. No, this year marks the first Father's Day that I'll be on the … Continue reading Highland Park 18 Year Old – Review.