Talisker 25 – Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Talisker 25 label - Hurricane Sandy Survivor

This bottle of 25 year old Talisker survived Hurricane Sandy, battered and torn, but sealed. I received it as a gift because I was storing some valuables while a friend’s home was renovated, so they were not destroyed with the rest of his belongings, during the devastation that ravaged the east coast of the United… Continue reading Talisker 25 – Hurricane Sandy Survivor

BenRiach 16 Whisky Review

The 8 Men of Malt review BenRiach 16 yo single malt whisky Fortunately for us, in 2004 BenRiach was reborn into the hands of scotch whisky expert Billy Walker and his investing partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, both of South Africa. With stock going back to the 1960s, Walker set to work as the… Continue reading BenRiach 16 Whisky Review

Review of Campbeltown Loch Blended Scotch Whisky

Our Review of Campbeltown Loch The sassy house blend from the Springbank distillery, in Campbeltown on the Kyntire Peninsula, Campbeltown Loch… … makes for a great summertime scotch on the rocks, or whisky and soda … Malty sweetness is at the center of each sip. It turns fruity … and then, ole! Here comes the… Continue reading Review of Campbeltown Loch Blended Scotch Whisky

Review – 18 year old Talisker

Whisky Review – 18 Year Old Talisker Our review gets to the heart of a stand-out among the great malt whiskies. “It does not bring the sucker punch Wow! of the hotter, rawer 10 year old Talisker. Talisker 18 makes a suave entrance and starts to reveal an elegant form with a smoldering heart. This… Continue reading Review – 18 year old Talisker

Review – 10 Year Old Talisker

Whisky Review: 10 Year Old Talisker One of the most poplar single malt scotches, Talisker does it right from the youngest member of the family on up to top of the line. “A pungent tweak of the nose focuses into brine awash with peat. Malt sweets tumbling with wood and peat, leaving a trail of… Continue reading Review – 10 Year Old Talisker

The Angels’ Share is a fine film

One Man’s Movie recommends Ken Loach’s The Angels’s Share, now on limited release in the USA. “This dark comedy tells a story of self-determination and redemption in the face of nearly impossible odds. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes, and to no small degree it is a commentary on aimless lives that are blind… Continue reading The Angels’ Share is a fine film

Review of 30 Year Old Highland Park

We have followed up our inaugural review of the Highland Park 12, and published our review of the most serene excellency that is thirty-year-old Highland Park. There is zero bitterness, nothing swells up to out-perform the other flavors, or throw it out of balance. In fact, most every Highland Park is well-balanced. The 21 is… Continue reading Review of 30 Year Old Highland Park

Review – Highland Park 12

Although we have many reviews to publish in the coming days and weeks, we are happy to kick-off our whisky reviews with a member of the Common Man’s Whisky Hall of Fame, 12 year old Highland Park. “It is such an ensemble cast that the entire production becomes the star. This is different than I… Continue reading Review – Highland Park 12