Category: Booze Review

Whisky Review – Springbank 10


Springbank 10 comes from Campbeltown, Scotland, which lies between the Isle of Arran and the northeast coast of Ireland. Springbank Distillery was established in 1828, and is one of the last two distilleries in Campbeltown (Glen Scotia is the other one). There are two versions of the Springbank […]

Ardbeg Taste-Off


The other day, my man G-Lo, a huge fan of all things smoky, had suggested that we try a little Ardbeg taste-off. He had in his possession a bottle of Ardbeg 10 and a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This bottle takes its name from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool […]

Booze Review – Aviation Cocktail


Let’s mix things up a bit and try a cocktail! Thanks to our friends at Esquire and The Twilight Lounge, I picked the Aviation Cocktail as my experiment for the evening. You can follow the links to their websites for a bit of Aviation Cocktail history. Here’s the […]

Whisky Review – Ardbeg 10


Approachable. It’s a word I’ve been using quite often lately. But what does it really mean? Here is how Webster’s dictionary defines it: approachable:  capable of being approached : accessible; specifically : easy to meet or deal with <friendly and approachable people>. And how does this word relate to whisky? I guess […]

Booze Review – Root ‘N’ Stormy!


Two weeks ago, I picked up a bottle of Root, which is the modern interpretation of a Native American beverage called root tea. By the mid 1800s, root tea became increasingly complex and the alcohol content began to escalate. Once the Temperance Movement (aka No Fun MF’ers!) gained […]

Post Mortem: 2010 Kipling Road WhiskyFest


The Attendees: Big Bernie aka LimpD’s Dad or THE Whisk(e)y Ambassador, G-LO, Jay, Jerry, LimpD, Miracle Max, The Rick, The ROK, and The Wookie. The Food: Primo’s Hoagies, Mrs. LimpD’s  Meatball Sandwiches, G-LO’s Pepperoni and Provolone Stromboli, Mrs. ROK’s Lasagna, Philadelphia Pretzel Company’s Assorted Pretzel Tray (courtesy of […]

Whisky Tasting Dry Run


I recently came across the program from the 14th Extravaganza and came to realize that the booklet contained not only a listing of great whiskies but also some of my early tasting notes. A quick look through the cabinet and I came across several bottles that were presented […]