Coming Soon…


So I managed to post all my Speyside distillery reports in July. The goal for August is to get all the Highlands and Orkney distillery reports done as well. This includes a lot more actual distillery tours than I went on in the Speyside: Pulteney, Highland Park, Tomatin, and a micro-tour of the micro Dornoch distillery. I also hope to make some headway on my reports on eating in Scotland and London on this year’s trip, and on other whisky stores in Edinburgh beyond Cadenhead’s. Let’s face it, I’m going to be writing about this trip till December probably. There’ll be Minnnesota food reports too—markets and restaurants—and I might even have a report on a very local craft brewery. The constant, as always, will be whisky reviews. And, as always, I invite your nominations for things to promote from the long list to the shortlist. 

There’s a bunch of leftover stuff requested for July that I will try my best to get to in August. It’s also guaranteed that I will be posting a review of the 2018 Laphroaig Cairdeas—maybe before the week is out. If there’s anything else that catches your eye, please let me know in the comments.

  1. Balblair 16
  2. Bowmore 15, Golden and Elegant
  3. Caol Ila 14 (Cadenhead’s Manager’s Cask sample)
  4. Cardhu 27, 1984 (SMWS)
  5. Cragganmore 12
  6. Clynelish, Distillery Only, 2018
  7. Cooley 21, Peated (Cadenhead’s)
  8. Glen Garioch 26, 1990 (Signatory for TWE)
  9. Glen Keith 21, 1996 (Single Malts of Scotland)
  10. Glen Ord 14, 2001 (SMWS)
  11. Glendronach 17, 1995 (for TWE)
  12. Glenlivet 36, 1981 (Signatory for TWE)
  13. Highland Park 10, 2001 (Gordon & MacPhail)
  14. Lagavulin Lg8 (Elements of Islay)
  15. Laphroaig 16, 1999, Rum Cask (Kingsbury)
  16. Laphroaig 18, 1997 (SMWS 29.204)
  17. Laphroaig Cairdeas, 2018, Fino Cask Finish
  18. Ledaig 11, 2005 (Single Malts of Scotland)
  19. Ledaig 19 (Cadenhead’s Manager’s Cask sample)
  20. Littlemill 22, 1989 (Glen Fahrn)
  21. Miltonduff 17, 1995 (Tasting Fellows)
  22. Old Blends: Ambassador 25
  23. Old Blends: Ballantine’s Finest
  24. Old Blends: Black & White, Late 1940s/Early 1950s
  25. Old Blends: Haig Pinch, 1950s
  26. Old Blends: James Martin’s 12
  27. Old Blends: White Horse, 1970s
  28. Port Charlotte 8, 2007, Eau de Vie Cask
  29. Speyside 21, 1992 (Alambic Classique)
  30. Springbank 10
  31. The Secret Islay (The Whisky Shop, Edinburgh)
  32. Talisker 6, OMC

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon…

  1. Definitely do the fino Cairdeas. Would love to hear your thoughts on that one relative to all the others so far as I’m really on the fence about picking that one up.
    Surprising that you haven’t reviewed the SB10 yet, so a vote goes there for me.

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  2. You noted that you’re part of the statistic on the record number of whisky visitors to Scotland. I don’t know if it’s worth a separate blog entry, but I’m curious how this visit felt to you in this respect: does Scotland feel like a Disneyland with whisky, or is it absorbing the visitors very well while keeping about its business. Did you feel like one in a herd? Did Speyside feel different than Islay? Was there a felt difference in the flux of people from your previous visit? That sort of thing.

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