Hey, it’s April 1, the day every year that comedy goes to whisky blogs to die. I have no prank or joke post for you. As you know, I am famously anti-fun. What I do have is the usual long list of potential whisky reviews and an invitation to nominate some from that list to the shortlist of likely reviews. Thanks to my Delhi trip in the middle of March, I am going into April with no reviews already written and so the list is truly wide open. I do owe the Ben Nevis reviews, which have been banging around in these lists for some months now and there is a very good chance all three of those will be posted. As for the rest, everything is in play: a week of mezcal, a week of port cask whiskies, a week of Highland Park, a week of sherry cask whiskies, a week of heavily peated whiskies, a week of Speyside whiskies and so on.
On the food front, I will be posting recipes on Thursdays as usual. If you haven’t already voted in the poll to select them, please do so. On the restaurant front, we have reservations coming up soon at Alma, which I am very much looking forward to. Before that we’ll be eating Thai food in St. Paul this weekend. I’m also jonesing for Cambodian and so a return to either Cheng Heng or Kolap is probably on the cards. Let’s see how it goes.
Anyway, here is the list of potential booze reviews. Please make your nominations in the comments below.
- Ballechin 10, 2010
- Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
- Ben Nevis 20, 1997 (The Exclusive Malts)
- Ben Nevis 20, 1999 (The Daily Dram)
- Bunnahabhain 8, Port Cask (Cadenhead)
- Caol Ila 30, 1982, Archives
- Cinco Sentidos, Pechuga de Mole Poblano, Mezcal
- Craigellachie 13 (Cadenhead)
- Craigellachie 19,1999, Sherry Butt 129
- Del Maguey Chichicapa, Weller Cask Finish, Mezcal
- Del Maguey Iberico, Mezcal
- Glen Keith 24, 1995 (The Munros for K&L)
- Highland Park Cask Strength, First Release
- Kilchoman 8, Impex Cask Evolution, Ruby Port Finish
- Ledaig 10, 2018 Release
- Littlemill 22, 1989 (Glen Fahrn)
- Longrow 11, Port Cask (Cadenhead)
- Mortlach 12, 2008 (Sovereign for K&L)
- Mortlach 20, 2000 (G&M)
- North of Scotland 1971 (Gordon & Co.)
- Port Charlotte 14, Batch 7 (That Boutiquey Whisky Co.)
- Secret Orkney 19, 2000 (The Daily Dram)
- Tomatin 25, 1994 (Hunter Laing)
- Undisclosed Island, Water of Life Film (Single Cask Nation)
Kilchoman is always of interest. And I can’t pass on “Secret Orkney 19” or “Undisclosed Island, Water of Life Film.” They’re either hidden gems (or semi-precious stones) or marketing run amok. You decide.
HP CS, Ballechin, Del Magueys please.
Thx as always.
The Del Magueys , and Port Charlotte please — thanks so much for these reviews
I’d love to hear about one that others may not have reviewed already such as the Undisclosed Island for the WOLF. It is in stock at some local shops but I haven’t been able to find any real reviews. Thanks!