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

A Letter to a Fine Lad

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

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 25 Years Old

Type: Scotch Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: 25 ABV: 43% Average Price: $479 Neat’s Thoughts: Winner of the “Best Single Malt Scotch” 2015 International Whisky competition, it’s very full-flavored with aromas of cherry, sweet plums and chocolate. Being from an island, I immediately appreciated the hints of coconut and spices making their point subtly with every sip. Fellas, you can give … More Glenmorangie 25 Years Old

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

The Macallan Double Cask

  Type: Single Malt Distillery: The Macallan Region: Speyside, Scotland Age: 12 years ABV: 43% Average Price: $55 (or comparable to the standard Macallan 12 Sherry in your market) Peat’s Thoughts: Finally! In an age where age has become a rare commodity and where for the past few releases, non-aged statements (NAS) have become the norm, we get something that harks … More The Macallan Double Cask

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Type: Single Malt Distillery: Glenmorangie Region: Highland, Scotland Age: 12 years ABV: 43% Average Price: $40-$50 Finn’s Thoughts: Lasanta is one of Glenmorangie’s staple drams. It is also one of Finn’s absolute favorites. This actually was the confirmation scotch I had after trying a few others. The sherry power in this bottle is greatness. Everything about this is perfect for … More Glenmorangie Lasanta