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 […]

Mortlach 13-year-old vs Balvenie Single Barrel 12

I am very excited about today’s tasting! Mostly because I’m pairing Mortlach 13, which is a natural cask strength single malt from the refill and virgin oak casks, with a very similar style single malt from Balvenie, which is a 12-year-old first-fill [same as “virgin”] single barrel. Both from Speyside and pretty close to each […]

Glenfarclas 105 vs Mortlach 13-Year-Old

Well, it’s the end of 2021, and although the world is out there celebrating “something”, inside it’s just another night, which will roll into a new day, and so on, till our home remains within the orbit. So instead of doomsday thoughts, I choose to focus on the whisky. For this round, I select two […]