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Port Ellen Islay Tasting

A Rainy Day To Remember Port Ellen Islay Tasting

I’ve been sitting on these tasting notes for a few months now. Apart from the fact that I’m a lazy git I genuinely wasn’t quite sure how to put pen to paper. I mean how are you realistically supposed to…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist20 days ago 3 2100

Lagavulin 50 Years Old 1966 Vintage

DNA of Islay Lagavulin 50 Years Old 1966 Vintage

I’ve decided not to score this. Only because I will cheapen the memories by assigning it a score. And since there is no way anyone is ever going to drink this whisky a score is pretty much moot.And don’t…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist26 days ago 5 10100

Stagg Jr. Bourbon

Straight UP! Stagg Jr. Bourbon

I’m desperately trying to close out 2016 on a positive note. Personally as well as from a whisky review perspective. Of late it seems all I’ve been doing is getting angry at whiskies and their masters…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist27 days ago 3 1690

Chivas Ultis

Many Vomits Chivas Ultis

2016 has not been a stellar year and few will disagree with me on that. From beloved icons to hairy primates we’ve lost a lot in the last 350 odd days. Many people I know, my self included, will be glad…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist about one month ago 5 672

Port Ellen 1982 / 32 Year Old / XOP

Super Surprise Port Ellen 1982 / 32 Year Old / XOP

We trudged in single file along the narrow road leading out of Bowmore and up towards the Gaelic school. The six of us, all wearing Malt Activist t-shirts in a show of solidarity, were headed to a Dou…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist about one month ago 2 094

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2009

Another great day in Islay Laphroaig Cairdeas 2009

Every couple of weeks I wake up with a hankering for Islay and since I don’t have the luxury of being spontaneous I do the next best thing. I go over the hundreds of pictures and videos I have in my…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist about one month ago 0 091

Balvenie 25 Year Old Triple Cask

How about meh? Balvenie 25 Year Old Triple Cask

This is the part where I write about how Balvenie is a super solid distillery and how David Stewart is arguably one of the best whisky makers the industry has ever seen. And that I have yet to meet a…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist about one month ago 3 577

Glenlivet Cipher

Marketing with a side of marketing Glenlivet Cipher

I laugh at whiskies like these. I laugh at marketing tactics like these. All well and good for the casual drinker hurrying through Travel Retail looking to bring home a story. But grumpy bloggers like…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist about one month ago 0 371

Macallan 12 Double Cask

Perfectly Adequate Macallan 12 Double Cask

First up, apologies for the radio silence (for the two people who may have noticed). A lot's been happening since I got back from Islay last month. Mainly I'm running a 16km obstacle race in December and…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist2 months ago 0 983