Coming Soon…

And autumn is here. My term is about to kick off and things are going to get hectic fast. Luckily, I have enough reviews already stored that I should be able to get by and into October without having to scramble too much. I’m also making good headway in my campaign to kill all the sample bottles I have on my shelves. I am also a year and more into a campaign to a) open and drink down more of the bottles I’ve been sitting on for the better part of a decade and b) to only have less than 20 bottles open at a time. The latter is allowing me to pay more attention to bottles and track more closely how they change (or don’t) as they stay open.

In addition to whisky reviews, I will this month finish up with my reports on distillery visits in Scotland this past June—only Highland Park, Tomatin and the Dornoch distillery to go. After that I will pick up on food reports from that trip as well as more reports on whisky stores in Edinburgh. 

I will also this month revisit and update my post on a well-rounded single malt bar. It’s been more than three and a half years since that post and the whisky world has changed a lot. And, of course, there will be a steady trickle of food reports from Minnesota as well.

Here is the long list of potential reviews for the month. If anything catches your eye please feel free to nominate it to the shortlist in the comments.

  1. Auchroisk 28, 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  2. Balblair 16
  3. Bowmore 10, Dark & Intense
  4. Bunnahabhain 28, 1987 (Maltbarn)
  5. Cardhu 27, 1984 (SMWS)
  6. Cragganmore 12
  7. Dailuaine 9, 2006 (SMWS 41.83)
  8. Dallas Dhu 25, 1975 (Signatory)
  9. Glen Keith 21, 1996 (Single Malts of Scotland)
  10. Glen Ord 12, Singleton
  11. Glenlossie 10, 1993 (Whisky Galore)
  12. Glendronach 17, 1995 (for TWE)
  13. Highland Park 10, 2001 (Gordon & MacPhail)
  14. Highland 27, 1984 (The Whisky Agency)
  15. Kilchoman 3, Spring 2010 Release
  16. Knappogue Castle 12 (for the Party Source)
  17. Lagavulin 19, Feis Ile 2014
  18. Lagavulin Lg8 (Elements of Islay)
  19. Laphroaig 18, 1997 (SMWS 29.204)
  20. Ledaig 11, 2005 (Single Malts of Scotland)
  21. Littlemill 22, 1989 (Glen Fahrn)
  22. Longmorn 17, 1996 (Van Wees)
  23. Millstone 100, Dutch Single Rye
  24. Miltonduff 17, 1995 (Tasting Fellows)
  25. Old Blends: Ambassador 25
  26. Old Blends: Ballantine’s Finest
  27. Old Blends: Black & White, Late 1940s/Early 1950s
  28. Old Blends: Haig Pinch, 1950s
  29. Old Blends: James Martin’s 12
  30. Old Blends: White Horse, 1970s
  31. Port Charlotte 8, 2007, Eau de Vie Cask
  32. Speyside 21, 1992 (Alambic Classique)
  33. The Secret Islay (The Whisky Shop, Edinburgh)

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon…

  1. I’m curious of your take on the Bowmore 10, Dark & Intense…as it’s fairly readily available at the moment. I’m also interested in the Speyside 21, Alambic Classique. Cheers.


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