Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at the Baddish Group for the sample. In honor of Ernest Shackleton's birthday today (138 years ago in 1874), I was all excited to write about this one, all ready to expound on the leitmotifs of his Antarctic adventures; epic heroism, brave leadership, and stoic perseverance in the face of withering … Continue reading Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky – Review

Recap – The Dalmore Tasting with Richard Paterson

“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” - Irish Proverb With that in mind, I should be cured of all ills and in perfect health after this past weekend's events. Three tastings in 3 nights left me dreaming in amber, smelling peat where there was none and, believe it or not, drinking decidedly … Continue reading Recap – The Dalmore Tasting with Richard Paterson

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, 3.15.10

With the big Whiskies of the World Expo happening in San Francisco on March 27th, there are several related events happening around the same time: Whisky Dinner at Nihon Lounge Hosted by David Perkins of High West and Robin Robinson of Compass Box, this dinner features a 4-course, 12 dish sushi menu paired with either a High … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, 3.15.10