White Label – Follow Up

A while back we had some interest in bottling practices behind certain scotches. Please see: White Labeling Single Malts for the original article. I contacted the Vintage Malt Whisky Company Limited and they were extremely gracious in their response to some of my quesitons: “Many thanks for making contact with us and for your interest in our […]

October- Oban 14 Year

I first sampled this month’s scotch selection at a Robbie Burns celebration years ago.

White Labeling Single Malts

Are some distilleries bottling their whiskies under multiple labels for sale as a different malt? Are they selling younger unbottled whiskies to other companies for the purpose of distributing as a new single malt? November’s scotch, The Ileach, has led me realize that this may be the case. This practice may in fact be relatively […]

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old – February Scotch of the Month

I’ve always found February to be a somewhat predictable month. It’s far enough away from Christmas that it seems that winter should be subsiding soon, but in my experience it never does. Everyone is ready for the season to change, but it’s just not ready to yet. So… that’s my reasoning behind this month’s scotch. […]

Happy Robbie Burns’ Day

As some of you may already know, the celebration of the birth of Robert Burns is right around the corner. Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist born on January 25, 1759. He is (unofficially) the national poet of Scotland and from some of his works a great lover of scotch. You may know of […]

Old Pulteney 12 Year – January Scotch of the Month

Happy New Year to all of our friends! I hope this year brings you joy and new experiences, including some new tastes along the way. This New Year was a cold one, so I broke it in in the comfort of my living room, while enjoying some movies with my family. In addition to the […]

Johnnie Walker Gold Label – December

I found myself over at a friends this past November to watch the fights, eat some great food and sample a few different scotches in between rounds. He’s been a long time fan of Johnnie Walker and had a selection of each of their blends for me to taste. After much deliberation I chose his […]

The Ileach – November

This month’s scotch selection was proved to have a greater level of difficulty than those past. I generally choose the month’s scotch from a single merchant. This month, however, there didn’t seem to be much selection in reasonably priced bottles that I hadn’t already sampled. As nothing caught my eye, I went to a new […]