Bear with me on this one. We’re well into the 21st Century so this may be a new concept to some and a feeling of rediscovering something put away in your parents closet/attic/basement to others: The letter. Once the pinnacle of constructed communication, I couldn’t attempt to address the letter and its significance by vacuuming the … More A Letter to a Fine Lad
Type: Single Malt Distillery: Ardbeg Region: Islay, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 46.5% Average Price: $100 Peat’s Thoughts: Let me start by saying the name of this whisky is misleading. So is the marketing. Hailed as “The darkest Ardbeg ever”, I’m not too sure what constitutes “dark” anymore. I mean, next to the Uigeadail, it looks to be … More Ardbeg Dark Cove
Type: Single Malt Distillery: Kilchoman Region: Islay, Scotland Age: 5-6 years ABV: 46% Average Price: $60 Finn’s Thoughts: Wow this is good. How did they get smokey, sweet, and light but still full bodied all together? Ok, this is really good. I guess there’s like a fudge flavor accompanied by something like sherry. None of the flavors are competing … More Kilchoman Machir Bay
Type: Single Malt Distillery: Kilchoman Region: Islay, Scotland Age: 5 years ABV: 46% Average Price: $65-70 Peat’s Thoughts: I sort of have a fascination with this young distillery. For the first one to be established in over 124 years, Kilchoman, built in 2005, have had an amazing output of fantastic offerings while they wait for their aged … More Kilchoman Loch Gorm
Type: Single Malt Distillery: Ardbeg Region: Islay, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 54.2% Average Price: $60-75 Peat’s Thoughts: This cask strength monster is one of the best examples of power and balance. Uigeadail is Gaelic for “dark and mysterious”, but the only real mystery here is how they got this things to be so damn delicious. … More Ardbeg Uigeadail
Yes, this is still Whisky + Arch. Emphasis on the “whisky.” But trust me, you want to read on. Full disclosure, I’m a child of the 90’s. I grew up watching Animaniacs, Freakazoid and Tiny Toon Adventures. My idea of video games was rewinding a VHS tape of The Lion King as fast as I … More Gin. The Other Islay Spirit.
When we here at Whisky + Architecture first came up with the idea of adopting pseudonyms, it was Finn himself who bestowed upon us our respective names. To say that he expertly captured our differing tastes and preferences is somewhat of an understatement. He’s a huge fan of sherry finished whiskies; you’ll be hard pressed … More What you should be drinking right now: Octomore 7.4