Another month, another look ahead to what’s coming on the blog. Game of Thrones comes to an end this month and so too will my reviews of Diageo’s Game of Thrones malts. I’ve already reviewed three of them (Lannister, Stark and Greyjoy) and will have reviews of two more after each of the next two episodes and then the final three to close out the series after the show’s finale on May 18. I’ll have other whisky reviews too, of course, and probably another couple of brandy reviews—and you can, as usual, nominate to the short list things you’re particularly interested in from the long list below. On the food front I will finally close out my Delhi and Los Angeles restaurant reports from late December and early January, sprinkling a few Twin Cities reports among those. And I will finally post the third installment in my series of posts reviewing the coverage of Indian food writing in the American media. The topic: the seemingly renewed currency of family-based narratives in talking about Indian food. I’ll also be reviewing Priya Krishna’s new cookbook, Indian (-ish), which has been getting a lot of coverage recently. And I may once again post a recipe or two of my own.
Here is the long-list; please post your nominations to the shortlist in the comments below (and not on Twitter where I will lose sight of them very quickly).
- Auchroisk 24, 1994 (Old Malt Cask 20th Anniversary Release)
- Ben Nevis 10, 2008, Batch 1
- Caol Ila 33, 1984 (Gordon & MacPhail)
- Copper & Kings, Butchertown Brandy
- Game of Thrones: House Baratheon (Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old)
- Game of Thrones: House Targaryen (Cardhu Gold Reserve)
- Game of Thrones: House Tully (Singleton of Glendullan Select)
- Game of Thrones: House Tyrell (Clynelish Reserve)
- Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve
- Glen Moray 14, 2004 (Old Malt Cask 20th Anniversary Release)
- Glen Ord 15, 1996 (Liquid Sun)
- Glen Ord 15, 1997 (Liquid Sun)
- Glen Ord 21, 1996 (Cadenhead)
- Glen Ord 31, 1983 (Cadenhead)
- Hazelburn 14, 204, Oloroso
- Heaven Hill 6, Bottled in Bond
- Kilkerran Heavily Peated
- Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon
- Lagavulin 16, 2018 Release
- Laphroaig 10, Cask Strength, Batch 009
- Longrow 13, 2003, First Fill Sherry
- Longrow 14, 2003, Refill Sherry
- Longrow 18, 2018 Release
- Lous Pibous 1993, Cask 124, L’Encantada (Armagnac)
- Lous Pibous 1996, Cask 188, L’Encantada (Armagnac)
- Pellehaut 17, 2000 (Armagnac)
- Port Charlotte 17, 2001 (Maltbarn)
- Springbank 21, 2018 Release
- Vallein Tercinier Petite Rue 1971 (Cognac)
- Voyer Extra (Cognac)
The Laphroaig and Lagavulin for sure. SB/Kilkerrans are always worth a look too!
The Hazelburn, Laphroaig CS, and Longrow 18 would top my list since they may still be available.
The Hazelburn, the Longrow 18, the Springbank 21 and the Kilkerran Heavily Peated are not yet in hand but should be by the middle of the month. (Not full bottles but samples from a bottle split.)
The Kilkerrans, Springbanks, Caol Ila 33, and that Vallein cognac. Thank you for this heads up!
I’d like to read about your take on the Ben Nevis if you would be so kind.