Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary) Scotch Review

Laphroaig 15 YO

By Richard Thomas Rating:B+ Once upon a time the flagship expression of vaunted Islay distillery Laphroaig was its 15 Year Old. The 10 Year Old was and is the entry-level run for Laphroaig, but it was the 15 Year Old that Scotch drinkers wanted, including Prince Charles. The heir to the British throne named the 15 Year Old as his ...

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Benrinnes 21 Year Old Scotch Review

Benrinnes 21 Year Old

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B+ The Benrinnes Distillery was built near the remains of a prior distillery near Whitehouse Farm, Banffshire in 1826. The first building was destroyed by flood in 1829, and another distillery was constructed around 1835. The ownership of Benrinnes changed several times before it was acquired by John Dewar & Sons in 1922. In 1925, the merger of John Dewar & ...

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Sneak Peek: This Is Not A Luxury Whisky Scotch Review

This Is Not A Luxury Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Billed as inspired by René Magritte’s 1929 surrealist painting “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” this latest release from Compass Box comes across to me as something out Fashion TV. I can easily see it looking at the bottle: a black and white TV spot with models breezing into a glamorous party, pouring drinks from a ...

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