Sunday, December 7, 2014

We're Back

Fellow whisky enthusiasts,

I'm happy to announce that Eileen and I have moved back to the Boston area from Arizona. It's very, very tasty to be back.

We've already set up our first scotch tasting with the MIT Club of Boston on December 10th, and we're also branching out to some additional spaces. Watch here for announcements :)

Cheers, everyone. Looking forward to some good drams with you all.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hiatus update

I'm happy to announce that Eileen and I had our first baby, Neil, on May 9th. It has been quite a change in our lives, but luckily we've had support from both our families, who have helped take care of him so we can have some free time and get some rest.

With Neil's arrival in the world comes a new slate of responsibilities for us as parents. As such, I have been significantly decreasing my whisky (and other alcohol) consumption. I'm also moving into a new position at work that may require me to be on call for extended periods of time, so I will likely need to remain sharp around the clock.

This is not the end of my whisky drinking, as far as I can help it, but it is a change in my lifestyle that will likely manifest itself as a lowered frequency of posts on this blog for the foreseeable future. You're still welcome to contact me with questions or for recommendations: whiskeytastings [at]


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Whisky review: Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year

Glenmorangie is a highland distillery and boasts the tallest stills in Scotland, which gives the spirit a lighter body. Glenmorangie makes a big deal of the quality of their wood, and they even go so far as to own a section of forest in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri so they can be sure of their wood source.

This particular whisky has been aged in first- and second-fill ex-bourbon casks.

Also see my review of the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or for further enlightenment.

Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year, 43% ABV
Single malt Scotch whisky (Highland)
Price range, 750 mL: $29 at Total Wine in Arizona, up to $40 elsewhere

Nose: Nice, deep toastiness and fruit.

Palate: Light fruit mingled with a backbone of wood and toasted malt. Creamy. A bit of milk chocolate develops.

Finish: A bouquet of fruit all the way down: peaches, plums, oranges, red apples, raisins. Outstanding.

Rating (of 100): 92. This is probably the best value single malt available (at $29). It's an easy drinker that is accessible for a novice and still satisfyingly complex for a whisky veteran.