Coming Soon…

Yesterday I published my look back at 2021 on the blog. Today I have for you the customary look at the month ahead. This post contains both the usual long list of potential whisky reviews to be posted on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and the poll to select recipes to be posted on Thursdays. As always, make your nominations for the whisky reviews in the comments below; and vote for up to four recipes in the poll. Tuesdays will continue to feature restaurant write-ups. And through January there will likely be a bonus restaurant write-up during the weekends as well. This because I have a large backlog of reports from our recent Los Angeles trip and don’t want to still be posting them in March. Having eaten out so much in Los Angeles—where outdoor seating and a proof of vaccination requirement for dining in were both common—I’m not sure if we’re going to be eating out at all now for a while but I hope to get back to Twin Cities metro takeout reports soon.

First, the long list of potential whisky reviews.

  1. Ballechin 15, 2005, Second-Fill Sherry (WhiskySponge)
  2. Ballechin 17, 2004, First-Fill Fino (WhiskySponge)
  3. Ballechin 17, 2004, Refill Bourbon (WhiskySponge)
  4. Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
  5. Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (The Exclusive Malts)
  6. Ben Nevis 20, 1999 (The Daily Dram)
  7. Benrinnes 23, 1997, OMC for K&L
  8. Blaum Bros. Newfangled Knotter Bourbon (for LLUA)
  9. Caol Ila 30, 1982, Archives
  10. Dailuaine 10, 2010 (Sovereign for K&L)
  11. “A Fine Christmas Malt”, 16 yo, The Whisky Exchange 2021
  12. Glen Keith 28, 1993, OMC for K&L
  13. Glen Scotia 11, 2008 (SMWS 93.138)
  14. Glenfidddich/Hector Macbeth 23, 1997 (Hepburn’s Choice for K&L)
  15. Golden Devil Dark Overproof Rum
  16. Kilchoman 10, 2010, Spec’s Exclusive
  17. Kilchoman 13, 2008, Spec’s Exclusive
  18. Linkwood 18, 2002, Hepburn’s Choice for K&L
  19. Littlemill 22, 1989 (Glen Fahrn)
  20. Longrow 18, 2014 Release
  21. Mortlach 12, 2008 (Sovereign for K&L)
  22. Old Pulteney 15, 1982
  23. Studio Distilling, Masala Chai Flavored Whiskey
  24. Tamdhu 20, 2000 (OMC for K&L)

And now the recipes poll.

These are the potential recipes (pictures below):

  1. Baingan Masala with Pork Keema
  2. Beef Curry with Red Wine
  3. Crispy Pompano with Indo-Thai Curry
  4. Masala-Fried Spare Ribs
  5. Sweet Potato Curry with Tamarind and Peanuts
  6. White Masala Chicken

Vote for up to 4 recipes here:



5 thoughts on “Coming Soon…

  1. Always up for Kilchoman reviews. I’ve tried one Tamdhu (didn’t like it) so I’d like to hear about another. And I’m thinking the Masala Chai whiskey has the potential to be a sensation — or weedkiller.


  2. Old Pulteney 15, 1982 is the whisky I’m most interested in seeing reviewed.

    Morbid curiousity compels me to request a review of Studio Distilling, Masala Chai Flavored Whiskey.


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