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Bowmore Small Batch Tasting Notes

I was sent a sample of Bowmore’s newest expression, Bowmore Small Batch, and as a fan of Bowmore (Percy in our Facebook group just picked up a first batch Bowmore – The Devil’s Casks… I can’t wait to hear how … Continue reading

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FEW Spirits Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Tasting Notes

When I first started Scotch Addict, I was just getting into scotch whisky. It would take me months, if not years, to learn the various subtleties of the spirit. How Scotch Whisky is made from the same basic ingredients as … Continue reading

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Glenlivet 15 YO French Oak Reserve Tasting Notes

A couple weeks ago, I visited my sister up in Boston. Her husband, my brother-in-law, is also a big fan of whiskies, so we I had a chance to enjoy a few drams of his collection. One bottle sitting in … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer – Toasted IPA, Rum Aged & The Original Tasting Notes

I received an email a few weeks ago from Innis & Gunn asking if I’d be interested in getting a sampling of their various oak-aged beers. Heck yeah. I love beer. And I love oak. This sounds like a match … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Days – Auriverdes Tasting!

Reader Lyle is a member of the “Ardbeg Committee” and as such has the opportunity to attend special events thrown by Ardbeg (anyone can join here). Most recently, they’ve been hosting Ardbeg Days across the country and Lyle attended one … Continue reading

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Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams: 2012 Limited Edition Tasting Notes

One of the best parts about running Scotch Addict is the little community that has grown around it. Today we have a real treat. Reader Lyle send in this report about Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, 2012 Limited Edition. First, a … Continue reading

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Jura 10yo Origin Tasting Notes

Jura! Apparently there is a Swiss company named Jura and they make coffee machines. Today, we’re not talking about that Jura, we’re talking about Jura Whisky on the isle of Jura. Specifically, the 10 Year Old Origin. (we’ve looked at … Continue reading

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Knappogue Castle & Clontarf Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes

It’s only a couple weeks until St. Patrick’s Day and Castle Brands send me a sampling of their lineup. Castle Brands makes a line of single malt irish whiskey, which is essentially “Scotch whisky” made in Ireland. They use malted … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie 12YO Quinta Ruban Tasting Notes

I’m a sucker for a good finish and lately I’ve been poking around all the port finishes of my favorite whiskies. My last tasting note was for the 2013 Laphroaig Cairdeas, which I really enjoyed, and today I’ll be looking … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 10 Tasting Notes

Laphroaig 10 is one of the cornerstones of any Scotch whisky library and a name that most aficionados are familiar with. Hailing from Islay, it has all the characteristics you expect – peat, smoke, even medicinal (smells like band-aids though … Continue reading

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