Tag: Balblair

Compass Box – Enlightenment

Let’s continue our Compass Box reviews from the tasting in October at Trinity Hall. In the second of this series I am going to bypass the actual second and third whiskies we tasted, the Oak Cross and The Lost Blend because I reviewed them both previously this past March I and don’t think I need to return to them …

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Balblair 1978 Vintage

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am really trying to make a dent in the sample accumulation cluttering my desk and while sifting through the various small bottles I came across the remaining half of a sample of the Balblair 1978 Vintage sent to me by my friend, Mike K over at Diving for Pearls. Mike …

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A dangerous combination – Whisky Friends and Birthday Celebrations!!

  In so many ways, finding friends who share a passion for the exploration and enjoyment of good whiskies is wonderful. Sharing new bottles, dissecting, evaluating and discussing the pluses and minuses of certain whiskies, or comparing past batches with the most recent release, is a lot of fun. But…….there are certain pitfalls that go along …

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Balblair 2002, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

“You’ve got to be very careful with the people you drink with, you know. We met some people last night, strangers, and it’s very bad sometimes because you never know how they’re going to be able to handle their booze. They kept stepping on my fingers all night long! – Frank Sinatra, Seattle, 1957   Okay, so the …

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NWC April Meeting – The Bee’s Knees!

Another successful Newcomers Whisky Club event is now in the books! We had another fantastic turnout of whisky fans – including a few first-time guests! – and, as always there was some wonderful food to munch on, everyone had more than a little fun….and we tasted some great new Single Malt whiskies! Definitely a great …

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