Tag: Gordon & MacPhail

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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Another Big NTSS Single Malt Whisky Event!

  So all of the Usual Suspects, and then some, met a week ago Friday evening for another Whisky Bash, er, um, Tasting. This time, we had a theme! You see, at the previous Trinity Hall tasting in August, a small group of us stuck around and had an extra dram. In the midst of …

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Speymalt 1990, 21 year-old

  Today’s whisky is an independent bottling of Speymalt from The Macallan Distillery that was distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2011. The Speymalt releases are a series of bottlings of Macallan single malt whiskies released by the Elgin-based whisky merchant and independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Macallan Whisky drinkers around the world are very …

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Benromach Peat Smoke 8 year old

The Benromach Peat Smoke 8 year old whisky is one that I have wanted to review for a long time. Why did I want to share this whisky? Well, for a few of reasons. One, this is a relatively affordable bottle – running about $60 for the current release – only slightly higher than the price …

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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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