Antique whisky is a booming collectors market and, as with all booming markets, there are some less than honest people getting involved. There are a lot of eBay sellers who are passing-off fake bottles as the real things and making tons of money in the process. To find out more […]

Whisky Fakes

This is another whisky that I tasted last weekend at St Johns … This is a classic heavy Islay malt.  It is deep and rounded in the glass, with a range of aromas … chocolate, dried fruit, honey, and touches of oil & leather.  More than anything, it reminds me […]

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Bruichladdich has become one of the best distilleries in Scotland.  This particular whisky is a special release celebrating reopening of the distillery in 2001 (after being closed since 1994).  It was also a special run because the barley used for this release was peated at 10ppm versus their usual 3-5ppm.  […]

Bruichladdich 2001 Resurrection

This is another of the whiskies from the St John’s tasting on 20 Feb 09 … The Isle of Jura Distillery is the only one on the small island, along with one pub, one shop, and a once-a-week visting bank.  The distillery employs about 20 people or about a tenth […]

Isle of Jura Superstition

Okay, I am going to have to admit my bias at the beginning.  One of my favorite single malts is the discontinued Balvenie 10y Founder’s Reserve and I dislike the other 12y, the DoubleWood.  So, the fact that the 12y Signature is a replacement for one of my trusty old […]

Balvenie 12y Signature