Ardbeg Uigeadail

Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2% abv.  87/100 When one is fighting for access to the fundemental information about whisky (age) there are many arguments for the NAS camp, often one argument is “such and such a whisky is NAS and its great or I don’t mind when whisky is NAS as long as its good.”  There are […]

Lagavulin 12 Cask Strength 2013

Laguvulin 12 Cask Strength 2013 55.1% ABV. 90/100 Much like Ardbeg and Laphroaig, Lagavulin is one of those distilleries that has the ability to turn grown men into fanboys. Unlike the latter examples, it does so by releasing very few whiskys and with little fanfare. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think Diageo has any […]

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 4

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch # 4 58.8% ABV. 78/100 My colleague Charles had the pleasure of visiting Scotland last summer. The nature of his trip did not allow him the leisure to do much whisky related tourism but while in Glasgow the opportunity arose and he headed to Glengoyne to soak in as much as […]

Redbreast 12

Redbreast 12 yrs old 40% ABV 79/100 The Irish whisky market is drastically different than that of Scotland, beyond the differences in production style (triple distillation, grains, pure pot, single pot) The situation was born out of consolidation that created a monopoly of just a few large distillers to remain in action. With all the […]