This blog will turn 10 years old at the end of this month. I have nothing special planned for this anniversary but you can expect some tedious navel gazing at more than one point in the month as I look back at the last 10 years as both a whisky reviewer and a whisky drinker; and also as I look forward to the future of the blog. No, I won’t be pulling a Sku and suddenly hanging up my virtual hat (sorry to disappoint!) but there probably will be some changes to the blog going forward. I did already make one change in February: I did not post any recipes on Thursdays as I usually do. Those of you who come here primarily with an interest in my recipes will be disappointed to know that I will probably not be posting recipes on the blog in March either, as I continue to work to clear my backlog of restaurant reports. This task is all the more urgent as I am going to be leaving for Seoul on work in a few days and will be there a week—which means Seoul dining reports could join the stack soon as well. You can, however, at least for March, expect the whisky reviews to continue on the same schedule: three days a week in most weeks, usually on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I have a list of potential review themes below and you can tell me in the comments if any of these particularly catch your eye or if you’re fine with whatever pops up.
On the restaurant review front, I am about to round the corner with the late-2022 Southern California reports. After tomorrow’s report, I will have only three left to post; I might well be done with all of them by the end of next week. There are quite a few left to come from Delhi and Goa in January, I fear. And I’ll be squeezing Twin Cities reports in among them as well. Next week’s local report might be ramen-focused.
Alright: potential whisky review themes for the four full weeks in March:
- Heavily sherried 20+ yo Gordon & MacPhail releases
- Cask strength Glenallachie
- SMWS Bowmores (there will, as per tradition, be at least one Bowmore review to mark the blog’s anniversary)
- Signatory releases of unfancied Speysiders (Dailuaine, Inchgower, Strathmill)
- Official Taliskers
- Weirdo Kilchomans (wine and mezcal casks)
- Mix and match of the above
Again, feel free to make nominations in the comments below.
Hey MAO, congrats on the upcoming anniversary! I am intrigued by the unfancied Speysiders, the Taliskers & the weirdo Kilchomans, probably in that order. Thanks!
Always interested in reading about Kilchomans, but if not this month, a future month. I’m fine with whatever pops up.
Please include the sample I gave you at Alma. You’ve had prior.
Too late; already consumed sans notes.
I’d like to read about the glenallachie and Taliskers. Thx