In my look back yesterday to 2020 on the blog I noted that there were no whisky reviews among the top 30 most viewed posts of the year. Yet more confirmation surely that at this point far more people are coming here for posts on food than for whisky reviews. Nonetheless, I still think of the blog as a whisky blog first and foremost. And so, as I noted yesterday, there will continue to be three whisky/booze reviews a week as I approach the end of the eighth year of the blog. And, as always, you can help me narrow down the list of likely reviews by nominating to the shortlist for January those on the long list below that catch your eye. There are a few that are almost certainly going to be posted—though I haven’t taken notes on them yet—but mostly it’s an open book at this point.
- Ambassador 25 yo, Blend
- Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
- Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (Exclusive Malts)
- Ben Nevis 22, 1997 (Single Malts of Scotland)
- Ben Nevis 23, 1996 (First Editions)
- Benrinnes 20, 1995, Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky)
- Benrinnes 22, 1995 (Signatory)
- Benromach 9, 2011 (for Costco, San Diego)
- Bowmore 25, 1994 (Adelphi)
- Bunnahabhain 23, 1990 (Archives)
- Caol Ila 11, 2008 (James Eadie)
- Caol Ila 16, Feis Ile 2020
- Deanston 18, Bourbon Finish
- Glen Grant 18
- Glen Grant 24, 1995 (Signatory for the Nectar)
- Glen Scotia “Victoriana”
- Glen Scotia 14, Tawny Port Finish (for the 2020 Campbeltown Festival)
- Glenburgie 14, 1997, Cask Strength Edition
- Glenmorangie 16, 1993 (SMWS)
- Highland Park 17, 2002 (SMWS)
- Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask, 2020 Release
- Laphroaig 14, 1998 (Signatory for Binny’s)
- Port Charlotte PC 9
- Tamdhu 15
- Tamdhu 26, 1984 (WWW forum bottling)
- Tomatin 23, 1976 (Old Malt Cask)
Tomatin, Bowmore and the SMoS Ben Nevis please.
Happy New Year!
I’ve just opened my Tamdhu 15, so I’ll put in a vote for that. Would be interested to read your thoughts on the Deanston 18 too – after a couple of recent bottles I’ve gone from being indifferent to really liking Deanston these days.
Deanston, Glen Scotias, and the Tamdhu 15 please. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year MAO! I’d be keen to read about the Benromach and the Kilchoman. Cheers!
Tamdus and Kilchoman for me, please.
Tamdhus, that is
Tamdhu would be interesting. Especially as they seem to follow a more thorough approach to the sherry cask problem than many others whose sherry seasoned casks hold sherry for half a year at the most.
A Happy and healthy New Year to everyone.