Coming Soon…

Here, as usual, is a look ahead to the coming month on the blog. Those who used to chafe against my steady diet of reviews of esoteric and unavailable whiskies will be pleased to know that there will be even more reviews in October of currently available and recently released whiskies—including some I picked up while passing through Chicago this past weekend. I will also finally get around to the post on the question of “distillery character” that I promised/threatened here. I’d hoped to do it earlier but the busy season at my place of employment started two and a half weeks ago and it wasn’t possible to find the time to do anything on the blog that required sustained thought.

On the food front, I still have some write-ups to come from my July trip to Los Angeles and then it’ll be back to a steady diet of Minnesota reviews till we’re back in Los Angeles in late December (and then in Delhi and Hong Kong in January). I’m also tempted to write up some Chinese food misadventures off Highway 90 to Chicago and back.

Here is the long-list of potential reviews. Some of these are already done, and some are already scheduled but please feel free to nominate any you’d like promoted to the shortlist.

Auchroisk 24, 1990 (Signatory for Binny’s)
Balmenach 25, 1988 (Signatory for Binny’s)
Ben Nevis 18, 1995 (Wilson & Morgan)
Blue Hanger 7th Release
Bowmore 7, 2003 (Exclusive Malts)
Bowmore 22, 1990, PX Finish (Wilson & Morgan)
Bunnahabhain 23, 1989 (Abbey Whisky)
Caol Ila 25, 1983 (Jean Boyer)
Caol Ila 27, 1984 (Douglas Laing “Old & Rare”)
Glen Garioch 21, 1993 (Maltbarn)
Glen Keith 19, 1995 (Signatory for Stoller Wine & Spirits)
Glen Scotia 40, 1972 (Malts of Scotland)
Glendronach 19, 1995, PX Puncheon 3804 (for Whiskybase)
Glenrothes 30, 1982 (Malts of Scotland)
Inchgower 24, 1990 (Maltbarn)
Lagavulin 16, 2014 Release
Lagavulin “Distillery Only”, 2010
Laphroaig 13, 1997 (Duncan Taylor for Binny’s)
Laphroaig 13, 1998 (Kintra Whisky)
Laphroaig 17, 1997 (SMWS 29.164)
Laphroaig 25, 2014 Release
Longmorn 46, 1964 (Gordon and MacPhail for van Wees)
Old Pulteney 8, 1990 (Cadenhead’s)
Pikesville Rye 6, 110 Proof
Scapa 20, 1993, CSE
Strathisla 25 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Strathisla 25, 1989 (SMWS 58.15)
Talisker 25, 2006
Tamdhu 10 (Signatory for Stoller Wine & Spirits)
Willett 8, Barrel 1434, Wheated
Willett 11, Barrel 2364 (for the Wine and Cheese Shop)
Yoichi 27, 1987 (SMWS)

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