Blind Tasting #1

Today, or rather over the course of a couple of days, I set upon a blind tasting of six drams, courtesy of The Spirits Embassy. Given that each sample is indeed only about 30ml, I do not intend to consume all of this alcohol in one sitting. I mean, of course, I can, but I […]

Ardbeg 10-year-old vs Port Charlotte 10-year-old

Now, here we have the good ol’ Ardbeg once again. Just yesterday, I sipped on Uigeadail and Ardcore. This one is a 10-year-old single malt from Islay, which, so far, has won a round against the same-aged Ledaig from Tobermory in this tasting. In general, I think that Ardbeg is one of the top stable […]

Ardbeg Uigeadail vs Ardbeg Ardcore Committee Release

Earlier this week, I published a write-up comparing Ardbeg Uigeadail versus Laphroaig Lore. Unfortunately, even as I was completing the words for the article, my suspicion of having tasted the Ardbeg continued to grow [this was in a restaurant, and I was extremely wary of them serving me the wrong scotch], only to be confirmed […]

Ardbeg Uigeadail vs Laphroaig Lore [FAIL!]

This particular pairing was one of those rare occasions when I set out to compare some single malts before a meal [and a little during] in a restaurant, limited by the available options. This is not a simple task, may I add, as many establishments offer a pretty limited selection of scotch, and I usually […]

Douglas Laing Rock Island vs Ledaig 10-year-old

I am desperately trying to get to some sense of normalcy. Even if it’s a routine that is outside the normalcy as I’ve known it up till now. And this pattern, which I established and enjoyed at the end of last year [2021], had me pairing whisky side by side. This was before the almost […]

TBWC : The Norwest Euro Express Tasting

This past Wednesday, not only did I get a chance to taste some spirits from six different European distilleries courtesy of That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC), but I also got a chance to meet Dave Worthington, who is the Global Brand Ambassador for this independent bottler (a favourite of mine!). Of course, I’ve had some […]

Cù Bòcan Creation #3 vs Cù Bòcan Creation #4

It’s time for a detour and self-reflection. After all, these words are as much about the author as they are about the drink. The two bring something to the table, and in the process blend reality into these words. So, I’ve noticed, that not only have I not written in the last two weeks but […]

Cù Bòcan Signature vs Cù Bòcan Creation #2

This evening’s tasting is courtesy of The Whisky Wire and their exciting #TweetTastings (which you may join as well), connecting me with some interesting and unique drams which I wouldn’t have otherwise picked out on my own. And today, I’m sipping on a few samples from Cù Bòcan. I was initially going to cover this […]

Laphroaig 16-Year-Old vs Laphroaig 18-Year-Old

I finally took a complete stock of my current whisky collection, and as it stands, I have somewhere 50+ bottles that are _open_. Yes, the total count is somewhere north of 150 [not counting the bottles I am storing at a warehouse, following my auction wins], and on about a third of them, I’ve popped […]