The Laddie Ten Review

As I've said before, Islay whiskies were my introduction to the world of Scotch single malts, so I'll always have a soft spot for them. Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, I'm a big fan of all of these and more. However, until relatively recently, I hadn't had much firsthand experience with … [Read More...]

My Whisk(e)y Collection

My Most Sought after Whiskies

Over the past week, I've been working on refurnishing my home office/whisk(e)y storage area (don't read too far into that overlap...). The redecorating was initially spurred by the collapse of my desk (which served me well for many years, and will be suitably mourned), but I've been taking this as a … [Read More...]

Pappy Van Winkle Appreciation Day

Any bourbon fans out there? Okay, ready? Pappy Van Winkle! When you read that, chances are your pulse quickened, you started sweating a bit, and - yes - you may have even drooled a little. I'll give you a second to stop twitching and pull yourself together. Okay? Good. Now that I've got … [Read More...]

Cut Spike Whiskey Review

So far on this blog, I've reviewed Scotch and Japanese Whisky, but for this review, I want to take things a little closer to home. I moved to Omaha, Nebraska about a year and a half ago, and I absolutely love it here. However, one thing I was surprised to find was that this city is home to a … [Read More...]

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014

Big Peat Christmas Edition Review

After several unseasonably warm days, the weather finally remembered that it's still winter, and has returned to form. With the temperature dropping and the wind howling, I felt the need for something hearty and bold to warm me up. Thankfully, I'd ordered this guy from Flaviar a while back, and … [Read More...]

Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old Review

Disclaimer: Nikka in no way sponsored or endorsed this review, and it represents only my personal opinion. I just had a lot of fun geeking out over the history of this spirit! I've started off this modest blog with reviews of a couple of awesome Scotch whiskies. Now though, I want to take a … [Read More...]

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old - A Dram Good Drink

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Review

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a peat head. As I said in my first-ever post, I got my start on Scotch whisky with Laphroiag Quarter Cask, so for a long time, I thought "smoke" was the essential flavor in whisky, and I thought anything non-peaty was bland. As much as I still love my peaty whisky, I'm glad … [Read More...]

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Review

Ahh, Laphroiag. One of the infamous Islay smoke bomb single malts, and the distillery behind my own introduction to the world of Scotch malt whisky. As I've mentioned previously, Laphroaig Quarter Cask was not only my introduction to peaty whisky, it was the very first single malt I ever tasted. … [Read More...]

Glencairn Glass


My name is Josh, and I love whisk(e)y of all types. My passion began when, as a wide-eyed 22-year-old, I walked into a liquor store and decided (for reasons I still can't fathom), that I wanted to try Scotch. Seriously, I have no idea why I thought it would be something I would enjoy. I had tried … [Read More...]

Glen Scotia Victoriana Review

The Thanksgiving season is always so much fun, but it's also a time when it can be pretty darn hard to get anything done. Between travel, family visits, and extra … [Read More...]

Amaro Montenegro Review

Amari pretty darn big right now, and I’m a huge fan. Bittersweet, rich, soothing. Just the thing to sip after dinner on a cool fall evening. However, not all Amari … [Read More...]