Bottle #48: Noblesse Canadian Whisky

Bottle #48: Noblesse Canadian Whisky

Bottle #48: Noblesse Canadian Whisky It’s rare that I can know exactly when a tiny bottle comes from. This is one of those occasions! Bottle #48 is Noblesse Canadian Whisky. According to its “bottled in bond” tax strip, it was manufactured in 1965. And since the label...
Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky Bottle #44 is Long John Special Reserve, another blended Scotch whisky from the 1970s. I’m getting quite a collection of these! The Long John name comes from Long John McDonald, described in his time as a “6’4” giant of a man” and...
Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special Bottle #43 is another lovely old bottle of blended Scotch whisky, Bell’s Extra Special, packaged in a cute little bell-shaped bottle. Even though it’s made of glass, it is sadly half-empty, maybe thanks to its odd little plastic...
Tasting Video #8

Tasting Video #8

In my latest tasting video I’m joined by Sother Teague from Amor y Amargo and The Speakeasy podcast. We taste his father’s favorite spirit – Bottle #6: Jack Daniels – and talk about why old whiskies taste different from modern ones, how to...
Tasting Video #7

Tasting Video #7

I had so much fun tasting Black Bottle Scotch with whisky reviewer Neill Murphy that I invited him to taste my bottle of VAT 69. We’re joined by my friend Mark, so you can hear how impenetrable Scottish accents get when they start talking to each other! Plus...