Category: Whisky Reviews

Oban 14 Year Old 84/100

The Oban distillery is located in the scenic West Highland fishing town of the same name, which has turned into a favorite Scottish vacation spot. The distillery is considered a classic Highland distillery, producing whisky in the traditional age-old methods...

/ August 30, 2013

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Whisky 87-100

The Ardbeg 10 Year was the first official bottling from the distillery to be unchill-filtered. It is a true Islay malt, with a classic range of flavors and even a few surprises. It is cask strength, which means that there...

/ September 20, 2012

Dalmore 15 Year Old Whisky 92/100

Dalmore 15 year is one of those whiskies that should come with a warning label: if you aren’t careful, you may just end up drinking too much of it! It is certainly an easy drink to enjoy, but it has...

/ May 10, 2012

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Whisky – 75/100

Chivas Regal 18 year is the politician and statesman of the blended malt whisky world. Like a politician, it is smooth with a rather polished package. Also like a politician, the crazy thing about this premium blend is that everyone...

/ February 7, 2012

Springbank 15 Year Old Whisky – 89/100

The Springbank 15 Year was created to be reminiscent of old style whiskies, created with traditional methods and aged in sherry casks. It is one of very few single malts coming from the historic Campbeltown region of Scotland. The Springbank...

/ October 11, 2011

Littlemill 12 Year Whisky – 74/100

Littlemill is considered the oldest distillery in Scotland, with 1772 the official date of establishment. It used some of the most oddly shaped stills, which had rectifying columns on the necks like those used for grain whisky distillation. This—I assume—creates...

/ October 7, 2011

Benromach Traditional Whisky – 72/100

Benromach is the smallest working distillery in Speyside, which most of us would assume means that their whiskies have an artisanal quality and attention to detail. The distillery was closed for 15 years and reopened in 1998. The Benromach Traditional...

/ October 5, 2011

Mackmyra The First Edition Whisky – 73/100

Mackmyra is somewhat of a pioneer in the world of single malt whiskies, producing the first Swedish whisky in almost half a decade. Although the business is relatively young, established in 1999 and releasing their first product years later, it...

/ September 30, 2011

The Isle of Jura Superstition Whisky – 75/100

Isle of Jura is a distinctive Island whisky distillery that never disappoints. It has the smokiness and salt that I demand from an Island Scotch, but there are always a few pleasant surprises. In my experience, the deep, dark island...

/ September 29, 2011

Tomatin 12 Year Old Whisky – 81-100

One of the largest Scotch distilleries in Speyside or even the surrounding Highlands, Tomatin was the first Scottish distillery to come under Japanese control. Although the distillery’s capacity is immense at 12 million liters per year, most of the products...

/ September 23, 2011