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 […]

Octave Tormore (DT) vs Càrn Mòr Tamdhu (MMcK)

When I was a kid and watched adults take down shots of vodka, I never really understood what they meant when they said about someone, “he doesn’t know how to drink“. Later, of course, I realised that it’s all about handling one’s alcohol [and behaving properly while intoxicated]. But I think it also can encapsulate […]

Glenfarclas 15-year-old vs Glenfarclas 25-year-old

Glenfarclas is a family-owned independent distillery in Ballindalloch (Speyside), and it’s one of those bottlings that avid collectors of all vintage years aim to show off on their shelves. After all, The Family Casks, a collection of 43 single casks bottlings starting from 1952 to 1994, is the largest in the world. Luckily for you, […]

Duncan Taylor Single Cask Brackla vs Glenallachie

With everything that’s currently going on in the world, it’s a little hard to stay focused. It’s a bit difficult to celebrate pretty much anything in my life, even as there are positive vibes all around me. Whisky becomes a solace and a friend, there in times of the good and the ugly. And yes, […]

Benromach 21-Year-Old vs Contrasts: Peat Smoke

In today’s write-up, I’m covering some drams from Benromach. The five whiskies have arrived at my doorstep courtesy of The Spirits Embassy for an online tasting night, live via Zoom [and recorded for offline viewing later]. If there is anything positive to be extracted from this ongoing pandemic, it’s that the businesses across a variety […]

Darkness 8-Year-Old (AtB) vs Glenmorangie Milsean

I’m nearly finished with the Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar presented last year by Drinks By The Dram. Yesterday, I was impressed with the inclusion of The Macallan 12-year-old Double Cask, and today’s 23rd dram of this journey is a mysterious Darkness 8-Year-Old with a Sherry Finish. I seem to recognize this label and quickly jump […]