I just took a look at the March edition of “Coming Soon..” and man, that’s from another universe. It was business as usual; no sign of what was coming. In addition to whisky reviews I was going to finish up my reports of restaurant outings in Goa and Calcutta in January and post a bunch of Twin Cities reports as well. A month later, I’ve barely left the house in the last three weeks and I have no idea when we’ll ever eat at a restaurant again. We have hit up a couple of our favourite places for takeout but at my most paranoid—or it it my most responsible?—I wonder if even that will seem untenable in the near future. And while I posted the usual number of whisky reviews in March, most of those were notes taken before the virus hit the fan. Since the middle of the month I’ve been finding it difficult to summon the energy to write tasting notes. And with the entire family working/going to school from home for the foreseeable future, things are a little chaotic all around. But routines preserve us, I guess and so I’m going to try to keep getting back on the blog horse. I hope to have the usual complement of whisky reviews this month. I am going to try to finally finish up with the Goa and Calcutta reports—if only to remember a time when going out into the world seemed normal. I’ll have more recipes too, as well as some more things that will further alienate my whisky-only readership. You’re welcome!
And speaking of routines, I’ll invite you again to nominate anything you find interesting below to the shortlist.
- Ambassador 25 yo, Blend
- Auchroisk 22, 1990 (Whisky Fässle)
- Balblair 16
- Balblair 2005, First Release
- Benromach 8, 2011 (for The Whisky Exchange)
- Bunnahabhain 10, 1999 (Prime Malt)
- Caol Ila 8, 2010 (Old Particular)
- Caol Ila 10 (G&M, Connoisseur’s Choice)
- Caroni 15, 1997, Rum (A.D. Rattray)
- Clynelish 24, 1989 (Adelphi)
- Convalmore 21, 1984 (G&M)
- Dailuaine 9, 2006 (SMWS)
- Dailuaine 12, 2007 (Old Particular for K&L)
- Delord 33, 1978, Armganac
- Dufftown 9, 1999 (G&M for Binny’s)
- Glen Scotia 14
- Glen Spey 12, 1999 (Blackadder)
- Glenburgie 21, 1998 (Old Particular for K&L)
- Glenburgie 21, 1998 (The Whisky Exchange)
- Glendronach 13, 1990 (Whisky Galore)
- Glenglassaugh 30
- Inchmurrin 9, 2010 (for The Whisky Exchange)
- Laphroaig 21, 1990 (Silver Seal)
- Laphroaig 21, 1998 (The Whisky Exchange)
- Ledaig 11, 2008 (The Whisky Barrel)
- Ledaig 12, 2005 (The Whisky Exchange)
- Springbank 10, House & Tree Label
- Talisker, Manager’s Choice
- Tamdhu 26, 1984 (WWW forum bottling)
- Tomatin 23, 1976 (Old Malt Cask)
Stay safe, stay at home as much as you can
Keep the contemporary K&L reviews coming with the Dailuaine 12, 2007!
The K&L Dailuaine and Glenburgie along with the Caol Ila 8 would be awesome. I have the Dailuaine and may pick up the Burgie if it’s not a total oak bomb.
Hampden great house
Inchmurrin, Laphroaig, Ledaig and Tomatin, please.
The Prime Malt Bunnahabhain and the Glen Scotia 14 Year would top my list since I’m curious what you thought of them.