Blackadder Statement Edition #27, 1989 Bunnahabhain 28 Year Old – Review

Sincere thanks to Raj and Glass Revolution Imports for the sample. Man...1989, that was a year. Thanks to near global upheaval, the events of that year drastically altered the sociopolitical landscape of practically the entire planet. In South Africa, F.W. DeClerc freed Nelson Mandela and negotiated the end of Apartheid. Fernando Collor de Mello was elected president … Continue reading Blackadder Statement Edition #27, 1989 Bunnahabhain 28 Year Old – Review

Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. 2008...it's hard to know what to write about that year. On the one hand, we had what then seemed like an intense, crazy presidential election featuring a fantastically inspiring though politically middle-of-the-road man, his worthy running mate, a genuine war hero … Continue reading Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review

Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The PX in this Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish stands for Pedro Ximénez, which is a type of grape used to produce the wonderful, dark, viscous, sticky-sweet sherry by the same name. The Pedro Ximénez (pronounced PEHD-roh hee-MEH-nehth) grape seems to … Continue reading Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

Kilchoman Sanaig – Review

*Thanks to SF, JH, and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. According to the Kilchoman literature, Sanaig (pronounced SAN-ig as far as I can tell) is the name of an inlet located near the distillery. There's also a bay called Sanaigmore on Islay, about six miles north of the distillery. Is Sanaigmore … Continue reading Kilchoman Sanaig – Review

Head-to Head! Two Young Laphroaigs From The Exclusive Malts

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the samples. My incompetence and negligence has afforded me an interesting opportunity to taste two very similar single malts side by side. Towards the end of 2013, The Exclusive Malts released to the US market an 8 year old Laphroaig, distilled in 2005. I received a … Continue reading Head-to Head! Two Young Laphroaigs From The Exclusive Malts

Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to MS & AS at Savona Communications for the sample. Not too long ago, I poked fun at the misuse and abuse of the term "small batch". It's not really my intention to beat that dead horse any further in this post, especially since there are so very many other booze marketing catch … Continue reading Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay, 3rd Edition – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Back in days of yore, yore being that time long ago when people actually darned socks, butchered their own animals, and didn't fret needlessly over whether or not radiation from the Fukushima meltdown plant was actually seeping into their Gorton's fish sticks, … Continue reading Kilchoman 100% Islay, 3rd Edition – Review