14 Dec 18

What’s up, BroBible? You might notice that my weekly ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide for men got a makeover this week. The new look design is meant to fit more with the style of my daily Everyday Carry Essentials features. In this new format, I’ll be featuring a handful of standalone items interspersed throughout grids […]

14 Dec 18
precarious dave

Thought I’d revisit my whisky annual idea, and see if we’ve moved on much from last year?   Whisky Nights are still a regular feature. We’ve managed to visit our other local distillery at Glengoyne, a wintry trip to Islay is in the offing, we’ve stepped up our whisky tastings at Good Spirits, repeated the […]

14 Dec 18
Stories From The Pub

After leaving Laphroaig, Gavin and I walked the 1.2 miles to Lagavulin. Along the way we made and ate sandwiches as we walked, in order to save time and to line the stomach in anticipation of further tastings.

13 Dec 18

It’s simple: Whiskey makes for a great gift, whether you want to spend $25, $50, or more. And lucky for any whiskey drinker getting a bottle in their stocking this year, today’s selection seems to just keep getting better. From Kentucky to Japan, incredible whiskeys are getting the attention they deserve right now. Unfortunately, that means some […]

13 Dec 18
Empires, Cannibals, and Magic Fish Bones

Think of a community of the living and the dead, mingling together in water, jostling back and forth with each other; bones and flesh, blood and fin, and all sorts of vegetal matter bubbling and foaming, slowly turning into a dense red bog.  In the beginning however, ah, in the beginning, there’s the fishmonger Melanders […]

13 Dec 18
A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

My Father In Reflection

12 Dec 18
Drinking with the Major

  Price: Discontinued Distilled/Owned by: Laphroaig / Beam Suntory Region: Islay 51.3% ABV Aged For: NAS Mashbill: 100% malted barley Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in port casks Chill Filtered: No Color Added: No   Color: Tawny Drank: Neat, in a glencairn Nose: Earthy chocolate covered bacon, subtle port notes, oak, smoke, and caramel sauce Feel: Medium […]

11 Dec 18
My Annoying Opinions

Let’s keep the peated-sherried thing going. Here is a review of a high-octane Laphroaig bottled by van Wees in the Netherlands in late 2011. As I mentioned in my review of yesterday’s Ledaig, the word on the street is that Signatory is the source of much of van Wees’ releases—and indeed the numbering convention of […]

10 Dec 18

Thanks to /u/distillasian for sharing all of these with me. So we’re having an amazing night. Drinking samples that were brought back from Islay, and reminding ourselves to make distillasian’s wife many cakes. Or BBQ meat. Or cakes with BBQ meat in them. I’m not going to judge. For a few of the samples (save the two […]

10 Dec 18
Together Let's Promote Horror

Devouring Dark: Alan Baxter Reviewed by Brian Bogart I really dig a lot of Alan Baxter’s stories. Even though I have mostly read his short offerings, the few full-length ones I’ve read I have enjoyed. Devouring Dark is the author’s latest and while it doesn’t hit all the marks I predicted it would from the […]

09 Dec 18
Whinings of an Old Guy 72

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09 Dec 18
Another Bottle Down

A nice top 5 for you guys. I have a lot of whisky’s to still try and I look forward to moving this list around. As of right now these are my favorite in a sort of top 5 list but mines going to be different. Monkey shoulder: blended malt scotch whisky. Its a really […]