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Macallan Edition No.2

Good start but... Macallan Edition No.2

I started off writing a long-winded opinion piece on how I feel about Macallan. But I chose not to. There’s no point. They’re a whisky that was once known as the Rolls Royce of whiskies. Now it’s more…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist3 years ago 4 2979

Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive Release

It doesn't suck Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Exclusive Release

Back to back Ardbegs! That’s how we like to live our life. Especially if there’s not much to complain about. After the funny sounding An Oa it’s the equally ludicrous Kelpie.Jackie, over at the visitors…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist3 years ago 5 2286

Ardbeg An Oa

Entry Level Goodness Ardbeg An Oa

I’m going to use this whisky to signal a mini comeback of sorts. Of the two people that read my reviews I’m sure one of them noticed my lethargy of late. I have no explanation for that other than I felt…

@MaltActivistBy @MaltActivist3 years ago 8 5987

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 @MaltActivist4 years 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 @MaltActivist4 years ago 7 13100

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 @MaltActivist4 years ago 3 1790

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 @MaltActivist4 years ago 8 1072

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 @MaltActivist4 years 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 @MaltActivist4 years 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 @MaltActivist4 years ago 3 577