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 […]

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 […]

Fettercairn 16-Year-Old vs Fettercairn 22-Year-Old

It’s interesting to compare one distillery against the other. Especially when I pick bottlings of equal age, style, ABV and most importantly, their maturation process. It’s only then the slightest notes of one begin to possibly outshine the shadows of the other. But what about bottlings from the same distillery of different ages, ABV and […]