Coming Soon…

Last month I noted that only nine of the top 25 most viewed posts in July were whisky reviews and wondered if this meant the whisky/food balance in my core readership was shifting. The poll I conducted suggested otherwise: while there does seem to be more interest in food posts than a year ago, my audience is solidly a whisky audience. Now let’s see what the story was in August.

Well, there were six recipes, four restaurant reviews, four brandy reviews and 11 whisk(e)y reviews/posts in the top 25. The most viewed post again was a recipe (for corn salad); my review of the Laphroaig 10 CS, Batch 006 was also very popular as were my gallery of images from London whisky shops (despite only being posted two days ago this was in the top 5 for the month) and the two Armagnac reviews (Domaine de Baraillon 30 and Delord 25). So whisky in the lead again and, clubbing brandy in with it, a clearer dominance for spirits-related posts. 

What’s on tap for September? Nine whisky reviews, four brandy reviews and a bunch of restaurant reviews. There will be no recipes this month. I have a huge backlog of restaurant reviews to post and want to get those out there before I lose interest in them myself. There’ll be reviews of a bunch more restaurants from my recent trip to London, a few Twin Cities reviews and one or two of the remaining reviews from our summer trip to Los Angeles (now almost two months ago).

Here now is the usual long list of potential whisky reviews. Please write into the comments if you have particular interest in any of these.

  1. Ardmore 13, 1998 (Gordon & MacPhail)
  2. Ardmore Traditional
  3. Arran 10
  4. Benromach 1978-1997 (Scott’s Selection)
  5. Blair Athol 25, 1988 (Signatory for LMDW)
  6. Blair Athol 26, 1988 (Signatory for Spec’s)
  7. Bowmore 15, Feis Ile 2012
  8. Bowmore 23, 1989 (A.D. Rattray)
  9. Caol Ila 14, Unpeated
  10. Clynelish 22, 1989 (Thosop)
  11. Clynelish 25, 1984 (SMWS 26.67)
  12. Evan Williams Single Barrel
  13. George Dickel No. 12
  14. George Dickel 17
  15. Glenfarclas 35, 1968 (US Release)
  16. Glengoyne 25
  17. Glen Moray 16, 1998 (Cadenhead’s)
  18. Henry McKenna Bottled in Bond
  19. Highland Park 10
  20. Home Blend 35, 1980 (Wilson & Morgan)
  21. Jack’s Pirate Whisky, “Das Gestohlene Schiff Part V”
  22. Kavalan Peaty Cask
  23. Linkwood 29, 1984 (Malts of Scotland)
  24. Lochside 29, 1981 (Captain Burn’s)
  25. Longrow 11, Red, Port Casks
  26. Macallan 10, Fine Oak
  27. Macduff 31, 1980 (Wilson & Morgan)
  28. Michael Couvreur 12, Peaty Overaged Whisky (for K&L)
  29. Slow Hand Six Woods Cask Strength Malt
  30. Tomintoul 8 (Old Version)

7 thoughts on “Coming Soon…

  1. I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on: Glengoyne 25, Home Blend 35, Glenfarclas 1968, and one of the Blair Althols. I happen to have one each open of all of these (separate Blair Athol bottling, though), and would like to compare notes. :)


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