Tag: Blended Scotch Whisky

Oct 28

NWC September – The Whiskies of Johnnie Walker

I honestly can’t believe it took the Newcomers Whisky Club over four years to finally conduct a tasting of The Whiskies of Johnnie Walker! For some of the most well-known, truly ubiquitous whiskies in the world, for us to have waited this long is probably some sort of whisky heresy! But all is now right in the …

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Oct 24

Compass Box, The Circus

For the final review in this series of Compass Box whiskies, I’m going to review The Circus, another of the recent limited releases that Compass Box brought to the market in 2015-2016. During its relatively brief history, Compass has put together some truly exceptional limited releases, often composed of very old, well-matured whiskies. My first …

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Oct 17

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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Oct 14

Compass Box Great King St. Glasgow Blend

I’ve mentioned in the past that we are fortunate here in the Dallas area that we have Trinity Hall, a wonderful little Irish Pub (run by an actual Irishman!) with a fantastic, and quite extensive, whisky (and whiskey) selection. It really helps that Marius Donnelly, the Chief Bottle Washer at Trinity Hall, also happens to …

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Mar 28

Risky Whisky Business! Another birthday!

  I know I’ve been doing a series of reviews of rather exciting, rare, unique whiskies, and I plan to continue with those, but first I need to pause for a minute and give a (not so) quick update about the celebration we had for Greg’s birthday this past Saturday. Perhaps some of you recall my …

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