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Bruichladdich Octomore 5 Year Old Edition 7.3

Fool Me Again Bruichladdich Octomore 5 Year Old Edition 7.3

Disclaimer: I'm really bad at identifying blind samplesThis mystery sample was provided by @Nozinan and the sample was poured November 21, 2019, bottle 2/3 full when the sample was poured, and the bottle…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound3 months ago 7 691

Redbreast 15 Year Old

The Golden Age? Redbreast 15 Year Old

Apologies if this review is longer than usual.I'm a history teacher by trade. Since I majored in history, I tend to be "that guy" any time I read historical fiction or watch a period drama on tv or on…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound5 months ago 8 1191

Alberta Distillers Alberta Premium Cask Strength

YES ! Alberta Distillers Alberta Premium Cask Strength

It seems as though the decision makers at ADL or at Beam Suntory (ADL's corporate overlords) are finally giving us what we want. In late 2019, Alberta Premium released Alberta Premium 20 Year Old and…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound5 months ago 4 092

Pike Creek 10 Year Old Rum Barrel Finish

Avast !! Pike Creek 10 Year Old Rum Barrel Finish

Pike Creek used to be finished in Port Barrels, but I never got a chance to try that version so I can't compare the Rum Barrel finish to the old version. "Whence come the rum barrels ?" you might ask.…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound5 months ago 1 088

Woodford Reserve Rye

Team Player Woodford Reserve Rye

I have been slacking with my reviews lately, so I'll post what may be the shortest review I've ever written. I bought my bottle of Woodford Reserve Rye mostly for mixing classic cocktails like the Vieux…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound5 months ago 2 282

Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task

Speak up Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task

This is a review of a mystery sample provided by @NozinanThe sample was bottled Feb 1, 2019**Tasting notes neat from a Highland Whisky Glass*** Nose: shy and muted at first, ethanol, wood varnish, some…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound6 months ago 6 588

Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino Cask

You've Got a Friend In Me Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino Cask

Laphroaig has released a special, limited edition bottling every year since 2008, named Cairdeas. For those not fluent in Gaelic, "Cairdeas" (pronounced "CAR-chiss" or "CAR-chase") means "friendship".…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound6 months ago 5 393

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Quarantine Cask? Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Quarter Cask has been a staple of my whisky cabinet for the last 4 or 5 years. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it yet. Laphroaig's John Campbell explains that usage of the quarter cask (125…

@OdysseusUnboundBy @OdysseusUnbound6 months ago 8 891