Mickey Heads in the Right Direction Again

What can be said anymore about Mickey Heads? He’s the brains of the operation for all that we currently admire, and adore about Ardbeg such as the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan. This year, Mickey is celebrating a decade of delectable drams as distillery manager of the acclaimed Ardbeg distillery. Officially kicking off in late February, one of the … More Mickey Heads in the Right Direction Again

Glen Moray Port Cask Finish

Type: Single Malt Scotch Distillery: Glen Moray Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 40% Average Price: $25 Finn’s Thoughts: What a treat. If the rest of the offerings from Glen Moray are like this, then the whole family will be moving onto my shelf. Arguably, a bigger influence than taste preference when diving into the world of scotch/single malt is price … More Glen Moray Port Cask Finish

Glenmorangie Signet

Type: Scotch Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 46% Average Price: $150 Neat’s Thoughts: The Signet, as its bottle design might not so slightly suggest, is a little more on the dark side. The taste of mocha and charred oak dominate throughout but once your taste buds become cordial to the idea, a rich sweetness tends to take … More Glenmorangie Signet

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel

Type: Bourbon Distillery: Woodford Region: Kentucky, USA Age: NAS ABV: 45.2% Average Price: $60 Peat’s Thoughts: I’m not even gonna get into my love for Woodford, because I’ve long praised it, both on here and social media. So I won’t bore you with any soliloquy but rather dive right into this. I fckin love this dram. It’s fkn fantastic. … More Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel

Usquaebach Reserve

Type: Blended Distillery: Various (Highlands malts and grains) Region: Highland, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 43.0% Average Price: $43 Neat’s Thoughts: Described as a “Not blended for the sake of being blended” whisky, the Reserve is another promising selection from the Usquaebach collection. A rare blend of whiskies aged 16, 17 and 18 years gives it a range of complexity that … More Usquaebach Reserve

Usquaebach Old Rare

Type: Blended Distillery: Various (Highlands malts and grains) Region: Highands, Scotland Age: NAS ABV: 43.0% Average Price: $140 (Widely varies in U.S.) Neat’s Thoughts: This particular beauty (or beast) is called the Old Rare and couldn’t even be purchased in the U.S. up until about a year ago. Its a blend of 41 select single malts, with over 255 … More Usquaebach Old Rare

Ardbeg Dark Cove

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