Tag: Islay

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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Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary Edition

So, I will try to keep the preamble short for this one! As I mentioned in the previous post, when I went to the Compass Box tasting at Trinity Hall, my hope was that Marius would offer one of the more recent, limited edition releases, and he did, and then some! If you’re one of …

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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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Newcomers Whisky Club May Meeting

Yes, I realize that my posting of the booklet and info from our Newcomers Whisky Club May meeting is very late, but as I noted in my previous update, it was a long, very hot, and busy summer!  I fell behind and am now am just trying to play catch up, so please bear with …

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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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