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Fettercairn 1995 “Exclusive Malts” (K&L Selection) Scotch Review

Type: Single Malt Scotch ABV: 56.1% Age: 17 Years Old Price: $89.99 Look at this picture of Greta Garbo.  Grasp for the now-clichéd superlatives required to describe her skin, as free from flaws as the lacquer finish of a prewar

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Laphroaig 1991 “Signatory” (K&L Selection) Scotch Review

Type: Single Malt Scotch ABV: 55.2% Age: 16 Years Old Price: $115.99 To paraphrase the beautiful D. Boon,  spending $100 on this bottle made me feel like a dork. A sexy, optimistic dork. The nose on this Laphroiag is familiar to

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Mortlach 1990 “Chieftan’s” (K&L Selection) Scotch Review

Type: Single Malt Scotch Age: 22 Years Old ABV: 58.1% Price: $169.00 The color of this Mortlach, aged in barrels that previously held sherry, is absolutely striking.  If red velvet cake were a liquid, it’d look like this stuff.  Visually,

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“Things change, people change, hairstyles change, interest rates fluctuate.”

*The title of today’s entry comes from the 1984 film Top Secret.  This marks the first, but likely not the last time that I will apply insights from Top Secret to the world of whiskey. Until about fifteen years ago,

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Linkwood 1991 “The Sovereign” (K&L Selection) Scotch Review

Type: Single Malt Scotch ABV: 58.8% Age: 21 Years Old Price: $109 The nose on this honey-hued whiskey is pretty subdued.  Some concentrated sniffing yields a pleasant whiff of white grape and … apricot?  Peach, perhaps?  Sipped neat, there is

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