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I specialize in Whiskey, and have for over 7 years, but I love all things boozy and foody.

Location Lake Arrowhead, California United States
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There is nothing to dislike about this whiskey, but there isn’t exactly anything to celebrate either. It’s fruity and mild with the oak notes on the palate being the most distinguishing characteristic. The 2% peated malt is nowhere to be found, I didn’t get even a hint of smoke while sipping through this can, and speaking of the can. I do like the small, compact, easy-to-carry size. I like the design, the info on the label, I like everything about the vessel and have picked up a couple more as a novelty. Though, I have to ask myself, if this was a full 700-750 ml, would it be worth 7-7.5x the price? Would I spend that much to buy a full bottle, can, whatever, of the Two Stacks Irish Whiskey? I have to say no, I have a hard time seeing myself do that. SCORE: 3/5 (above average, worth checking out ~ B- | 80-82) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #twostacks #IrishWhiskey #Ireland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #IrishWhisky #WhiskeyGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #WhiskeyLover #Whiskey #Instawhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Whiskeygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskeyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #Viski #WhiskeyReview #Slainte #Dram #WhiskeyNation #draminacan

Soft, but not spineless. Smoky but not overpowering. This manages to find a decent balance in the younger spirit that sits in this bottle. It has a nice mixture of sweet and earthy notes and some charred notes that are quite interesting. I think it’s terrific to have more peated Irish whiskey in the market, and even more terrific that it’s not terrible. Silkie The Legendary Dark Irish Whiskey is a nice start and I’m excited to see what the future brings for the Ardara Distillery! SCORE: 3.5/5 (tasty, worth checking out ~ B | 83-86) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #silkie #IrishWhiskey #Ireland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #IrishWhisky #WhiskeyGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #WhiskeyLover #Whiskey #Instawhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Whiskeygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskeyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #Viski #WhiskeyReview #Slainte #Dram #WhiskeyNation #peat

I refuse to believe this is natural coloring… or natural at all. I found two sealed pints of this in a dusty hunt years ago and both are atrocious. I’d pour an ounce, sniff, make a face, take a sip, make a face, swallow, then say “blegh”, sip again, spit and dump it out. It took a lot of effort to get these notes. Dusty reviews are fun, and I still have another 50 or so in the queue, but the problem with them is that I don’t know if whiskeys like this have succumbed to the ravages of time or if they’ve always been this bad. To its (limited) credit there is something in there that seems like maybe, possibly, it had a spark of something tasty at one point. But that spark was either blended away into near-oblivion or time took it from us. No way to know for sure now, but I’m betting on the former over the latter. If Corby’s Reserve Blended Whiskey had been a killer blend everyone loved it likely would have continued in some form or another, but its been lost to time and I’m not feeling like that was a bad thing after trying these. SCORE: 1/5 (terrible, avoid ~ D+ | 67-69) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #corbys #American #dusty #vintage #dustyWhiskey #blendedWhiskey #MaltGram #Bourbon #Rye #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #Dram #canadian

So long old friend. You've been a fantastic whiskey to sit and sip and quietly enjoy over the past few years. Your presence will be missed... until I make it to the liquor store this weekend. ___________ . . . . . #RedBreast #IrishWhiskey #Ireland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #IrishWhisky #WhiskeyGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #WhiskeyLover #Whiskey #Instawhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Whiskeygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskeyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #Viski #WhiskeyReview #Slainte #Dram #WhiskeyNation #CaskStrength

This has depth and that rum finish just explodes out of the glass. It’s powerful and wholly welcome. All too often the finish doesn’t show, or if it does, it’s just a hint, but this is bold yet balanced against the rye and it creates a great profile. There is something deeply tasty and fun about this Sagamore Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey. The depth, on the palate and nose, is easy to get lost in and the heavy rum notes make it easy to explore over and over. I’m enjoying everything about this and if you were wondering, it makes a GREAT Old Fashioned. SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #Sagamore #Rye #BourbonEnthusiast #RyeWhiskey #BourbonGram #BourbonPorn #BourbonLover #BourbonCountry #BourbonLife #InstaBourbon #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #BuffaloTrace

This squeaks into a 4/5 by a nose. Literally. It has a nice amount of depth and oak, but the fruity sweetness running through this is throwing me off a bit and… it wasn’t there before. When I opened this 6ish years ago I have no notes of fruit outside of some dark fruit leather, though that was from just a single tasting. I’ve obviously been back at the bottle recently. Though, I’ve never had a Rock Hill, or a Buffalo Trace, with this much fruitiness to it that I can recall. Not that it matters this being from so long ago, but I seriously wish all SIBs had a barrel number and distilled/dumped dates. When something like this (good, bad or weird) comes up we nerds would love to be able to compare notes and see what others thought of this specific barrel. Though, regardless, I’m enjoying this Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon. I still don’t see all the fuss, but it is pretty darn good. SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #RockHillFarma #Bourbon #BourbonEnthusiast #BourbonWhiskey #BourbonGram #BourbonPorn #BourbonLover #BourbonCountry #BourbonLife #InstaBourbon #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #BuffaloTrace

Chilly day in DC with what looks like a storm moving in. Perfect time to kill off this gem. A long time value that's skyrocketed like everything else, but still a damn tasty whisky. Cheers to the weekend! ___________ . . . . . #glenfarclas #Bourbon #BourbonEnthusiast #BourbonWhiskey #BourbonGram #BourbonPorn #BourbonLover #BourbonCountry #BourbonLife #InstaBourbon #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #Dram

Sitting down for a Dickel vertical tasting and note-taking session tonight. My first impressions, though, are all positive. Both of the Bondeds are tasty with the 2008 being heavier on the dried corn note and the 2005 being more on the oak. The new Leopold collab is a bit sweeter and a bit less complex than the first release, but it's still quite nice. The Bourbon is tasty and I'm enjoying it for what it is and would put it somewhere between the Classic No. 8 and Superior No 12. The Whisky Kruger 5 yo SiB is a super tasty, very unique, bottle that drinks way easier than it's 120 proof should (thanks @bozkurtkarasu ). And finally the new @georgedickel 17 years. Which is fantastic. Better than what I remember the old 17 being and one of the best I've had. Cheers. ___________ . . . . . #GeorgeDickel #Bourbon #BourbonEnthusiast #BourbonWhiskey #BourbonGram #BourbonPorn #BourbonLover #BourbonCountry #BourbonLife #InstaBourbon #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskeyPhoto #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #TennesseeWhiskey

What's on your table this weekend? This year's holiday drams are a Benrinnes 20 and an EC 18. And I have to say... I'm liking the Benrinnes a LOT more. 🤷‍♂️ Hope you're having a great weekend! ___________ . . . . . #Benrinnes #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Bourbon #ElijahCraig

It comes across a bit hotter than it’s 97.8 proof would betray, but it’s by no means a “hot” whisky. It’s an easy sipper and the overall profile of this reminds me of something from the ex-Bourbon Bowmore family. And that’s my problem with this whisky. Sure, it’s not bad, kinda nice actually, but that Bowmore funk is so pervasive and I’m just not a huge Bowmore fan. While this has a lot of that Bowmore funk to it, it’s tempered by the Laphroaig to the point of being unobtrusive; I find that fascinating. Bowmore only makes up 11.3% of the Compasss Box No Name No. 3, but it’s the thing I picked out immediately and if given this blind I’m sure Bowmore would be my guess. So if you like Bowmore, especially OB ex-Bourbon style, then you’ll really like this. SCORE: 3.5/5 (tasty, worth checking out ~ B | 83-86) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #Compassbox #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Dram #NoName

Fruity, nutty, sherried profile. What’s not to like about this? Some might say the proof (120), but that’s easily fixed with a splash of water if it’s too much. Others might say the price, but then all whisky is expensive these days, and it’s only getting more so. So I ask again… what’s not to like? For me, the answer is nothing. I’ve had more than my fair share of Glenfarclas 105 in my life and one I’ve been looking forward to reviewing for a long time. It’s been sitting on the shelf, begging to be opened and added to the site and after so many years of staring at it, I finally gave in. And I’m glad I did because it’s good, quite good. SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #Glenfarclas #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Dram #105

This is what passes for dusty hunting these days, but I ain't mad. Found this beauty peeking out behind another bottle at a local DC shop. I was happy to see this 2010 release in its wonderful smoked glass and classic label. I was even happier to see it at its old price of $69! I love Glen Grant, but I honestly hate the redesign so much I haven't bought a bottle since. I don't want that ugly perfume-looking bottle on my shelf. But this, this will be displayed proudly... if I don't drink it too quickly. Because, damn, it's just as good as I remember it! ___________ . . . . . #Glengrant #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Dram #bourbon

There is a slight earthiness that ends up peeking out that intrigues me. On the top it’s a big, dryly sweet whisky, but add a bit of water, let it sit a bit, come back to it and… the nuances arrive. Earthy nutty tones, fruity sweet ones and some leathery spicy notes in between. A bit of water takes what was once a straightforward whisky and turns it into a more intricate whisky with unexpected layers. I’m digging this BenRiach 23 Years – 1998 Cask 10297 quite a bit and if it were in my price range I’d be snagging one so I could keep exploring what else it has to offer. SCORE: 4/5 (good, definitely recommend ~ B+ | 87-89) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #Benriach #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Dram #px

Oaky brown sugar… this is nice. It’s a bit odd, it’s interesting, it’s different for a PX, but it’s also nice. The overall, slightly-tannic, profile I associate more with American Single Malt Whiskey. Still, there is a bit more of a refinement to it that isn’t easily found in its American counterparts. What I’d really like to see is this BenRiach 12 Years – 2009 Cask 3812 done with the peated mash bill instead of the unpeated. With how heavy and bold PX can be I feel a peated spirit could hold up to this better and bring even more complexity to this equation. SCORE: 3.5/5 (tasty, worth checking out ~ B | 83-86) ___________ Use link in bio for more details and extensive review. ___________ . . . . . #Benriach #Malt #Scotch #Scotland #SingleMalt #SingleMaltWhisky #ScotchWhisky #ScotchGram #ScotchyScotchScotch #ScotchLover #Whisky #Instawhisky #WhiskyTasting #WhiskyLife #Whiskygram #WhiskyLover #Whiskygram #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyWriter #WhiskyFabric #WhiskyPhoto #WhiskyCollector #WhiskyCollection #WhiskyNation #Viski #WhiskyReview #Dram #px

You ever just take a minute and think about the stoppers used in whiskey bottles? Glass corks, like on @singlecasknation bottles, are my favorite followed by synthetic corks, but I have to say... I really like the sleek minimal look of Yellowstone's. However... If I have to pick a favorite natural cork overall, it's Laphroaig's. The style of the cork itself (composite?) Is unique to them and never seems to break. I've never had to replace one in 15 years, but I use them to replace regular corks all the time. Just a thought on a lazy Sunday. ___________ . . . . . #Yellowstone #Bourbon #BourbonEnthusiast #BourbonWhiskey #BourbonGram #BourbonPorn #BourbonLover #BourbonCountry #BourbonLife #InstaBourbon #Whiskey #InstaWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyLife #WhiskeyLove #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyLover #Instadrink #Instadram #WhiskeyPorn #WhiskeyWriter #laphroaig #scotch #WhiskeyCollector #WhiskeyCollection #WhiskeyNation #Viski #WhiskeyReview #WhiskeyPorn #cork

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