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Tasting on Nov 20, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Springbank - 15 yr
  • Laphroaig - 18 yr
  • Ardbeg Supernova
  • Linkwood - 29 yr
Tasting on Oct 23, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Scapa - 16 yr
  • Oban - 18 yr
  • Bunnahabhain - 18 yr
  • Bruichladdich - Golder Still - 23 yr
Tasting on Sept 18, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Dalmore - 12 yr 
  • Highland Park - 18 yr 
  • Lagavulin Distiller's Edition - 16 yr 
  • Port Ellen - 26 yr (Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling) 
Tasting on June 5, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Tomintoul - 12 yr 
  • Glentauchers - 15 yr single cask  
  • Glenmorangie Astar 
  • Laphroaig - 30 yr  
Tasting on April 24, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Auchentoshan - 12 yr 
  • Old Pulteney - 17 yr  
  • Bruichladdich PC7 
  • Glenfarclas - 38 yr "Reverence"  
Tasting on March 21, 2009
(hosted at Ian's)
  • The Balvenie Doublewood - 12 yr 
  • Ardmore - Gordon & Macphail 1990 
  • Bowmore Legend
  • Ardbeg - Airigh Nam Beist  
Tasting on January 23, 2009
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Glenrothes 1982 
  • Lagavulin 12 yr 
  • Laphroaig Quarter Cask
  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 yr  
Tasting on November 21, 2008
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Suntory Hakushu 12 yr 
  • St George 8 yr 
  • Longmorn 16yr
  • Port Ellen 25 yr (Signatory single cask)  
Tasting on October 17, 2008
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Glen Elgin 12 yr
  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 yr
  • Nikka Yoichi 15 yr
  • Balvenie Sherry Oak 17 yr 
  • Bowmore 21 yr 
Tasting on September 12, 2008
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Port Charlotte - PC6 
  • The Glenrothes - 1991 
  • The Singleton of Glendullan - 12 yr
  • The Glenlivet - French Oak Reserve 15yr 

Tasting on July 18, 2008
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Glenfarclas - 12 yr 
  • Cardhu - 12 yr 
  • Highland Park - Signatory 14 yr
  • Aberfeldy - 12 yr

Tasting on May 30, 2008
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Bruichladdich - Blacker Still 
  • Compass Box - Flaming Heart 
  • Glenmorangie - Quinta Ruban
  • Glenmorangie - Nectar D'Or 

Tasting on October 26, 2007
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Bowmore - The Darkest - 17 yr
  • Macallan - Sherry Cask Strength
  • Mannochmore (cask strength SMWSA 64.11)

Tasting on July 7, 2007
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Ardbeg - Uigeadail 
  • Balvenie Founders Reserve - 10 yr 
  • Michael Collins - Irish Whisky 
  • Nikka Yoichi - 15 yr

Tasting on June 8, 2007
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Bruichladdich Links "Royal Troon" - 14 yr
  • Compass Box - Oak Cross 
  • Compass Box - Magic Cask
  • The Arran Malt - Cognac finish 
  • Highland Park Bicentenary - 21 yrs

Tasting on February 9, 2007
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Bruichladdich Links "Augusta" - 14 yr
  • Bruichladdich Links "St Andrews" - 14 yr
  • The Balvenie - 15 yr
  • Miltonduff 23 yr (cask strength SMWSA 72.16)
Tasting on December 15, 2006
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yr
  • Glenfiddich Caoran Finish
  • Edradour Cask Strength 1993 - Burgundy finish
  • Cardhu

Tasting on November 17, 2006
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Black Bottle 10 yr - Blended whisky from all seven Islay distilleries
  • Clynelish 14 yr
  • Nikka Tsuru - Japanese Vatted Malt
  • Ardbeg 10 yr
  • Johnnie Walker Gold - served frozen
Tasting on June 9, 2006
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Glenrothes 1984
  • Glenrothes 1989
  • Glenrothes 1992
  • Glenrothes Special Reserve
  • Glengoyne Scottish Oak Finish Limited Edition

Tasting on April 14, 2006
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Oban 1990 - Distiller's edition
  • Glenrothes - Distiller's Select Reserve
  • Longmorn Glenlivet 30 yr - Gordon & McPhail
  • Strathisla 1987 - Signatory Vintage
  • Springbank 1989 - (SMWS 27.56)

Tasting on March 10, 2006
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Orangerie, Compass Box - Try this orange infused whisky!
  • Edradour 10 yr
  • Mortlach 16 yr
  • Highland Park 18 yr
  • Teaninich 20 yr (SMWS 59.29) - single cask

Tasting on February 10, 2006
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Linkwood 14 yr - Signatory Single Cask from 1990
  • Tumnavulin 12 yr
  • Glen Elgin 12 yr
  • McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt
  • McDowells Indian Single Malt

Tasting on January 6, 2006
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Caol Ila 14 yr - Murray McDavid hand Selected Cask from 1989
  • Bruichladdich 20 yr
  • Bunnahabhain 12 yr
  • Laphroaig 10 yr

Tasting on November 11, 2005
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Brora 20 yr - "Rare Malt" cask strength
  • Glencadam 15 yr
  • Laphroaig 10 yr - "Quarter Cask"
  • Laphroaig 10 yr

Tasting on October 14, 2005
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Nikka Miyagikyou 15 yr
  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 yr
  • Dailuaine 18 yr - "SMWS" cask strength
  • Longmorn 15 yr

Selections from September 23, 2005
(hosted at Amit's)

  • Glenmorangie 10 yr
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr Sherry Wood Finish
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr Port Wood Finish
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr Madeira Wood Finish


Selections from August 5, 2005
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Bowmore 25 yr
  • The Balvenie 21 yr Portwood
  • Compass Box Eleuthera
  • Compass Box Hedonism

Selections from July 15, 2005
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Macallan 15 yr Fine Oak
  • Glenlivet 15 yr French Oak Reserve
  • Glenfiddich 15 yr Solera Reserve

Selections from June 24, 2005
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Aberlour a'bunadh (120 proof, non-chill filtered) - Speyside
  • Laphroaig 15 yr - Islay
  • Arran (non-chill filtered) - Arran
  • Glenlivet 12 yr - Pre-tasting

Selections from June 10, 2005
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Wild Scotsman - Vatted Malt
  • Bruichladdich 3D
  • Port Ellen 21 yr

Selections from May 18, 2005
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Glenlivit 16 yr "Nadurra"
  • Mortlach single cask (SMWS)
  • Glenfarclas 21 yr

Selections from April 8, 2005
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Benromach Traditional
  • Oban 14 yr
  • Glenkinchie 10 yr
  • Lagavulin 16 yr

Selections from March 18, 2005
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Macallan 12 yr
  • Macallan Fine Oak 15 yr
  • Macallan 18 yr
Tasting on April 8, 2016 (hosted at Courtney's)
  • Benrinnes - Carn Mor Strictly Limited - 18yo, bourbon barrel, distilled 1996
  • Benrinnes - Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice - distilled 1998, bottled 2015
  • Benrinnes - Diageo Flora & Fauna - 15yo
  • Benrinnes - SMWS 36.86 - A Celebration of Life - 23yo, 2nd fill hogshead, distilled 1991
Tasting on Feb 26, 2016 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Trader Joe's Highland Single Malt 10 yr
  • Wemyss The Hive 12 yr
  • Clynelish 24 yr single cask
  • Mortlach Rare Old
  • Mortlach 22 yr single bourbon cask
Tasting on Jan 29, 2016 (hosted at Dave's)
  • Glenfiddich Age of Discovery, Bourbon Cask Reserve 19 y/o
  • Johnnie Walker Blue Label
  • Aberfeldy 21
  • Bushmills 1608, 400th Anniversary
  • 1994 Braeval 18, The Exclusive Malts
Tasting on Oct 23, 2015 (hosted at Courtney's)
  • Glenmorangie-Duthac, PX Sherry and New American Oak 
  • Knappogue Castle-Twin Wood 16 yo
  • Benromach Origins #5-Golden Promise Barley
  • SMWS 26.99-23 yo Clynelish
  • Peat Monster-10th Anniversary
Tasting on Aug 21, 2015 (hosted by Amit)
  • Bruichladdich 16 Finished in Pomerol Cask
  • Caol Ila 1999 Single Cask Strength by Signatory
  • Laphroaig 16 (1992) Single Cask by Old Malt Cask
  • Longrow Red 11 Limited Edition Finished in Shiraz Cask
  • Gordon Grahams Black Bottle 10 Islay Whisky (now discontinued)
Tasting on June 26, 2015 (hosted by Dave)
  • BenRiach 15 Tawny Port, 2006 release
  • Mortlach 21, Gordon & MacPhail
  • The Balvenie Doublewood 17
  • Miltonduff 15, Gordon & MacPhail
  • The BenRiach Septendecim 17, Peated
Tasting on May 29, 2015 (hosted by Amit)
  • The Glenlivet - 12 yr
  • The Glenlivet - 18 yr
  • Glengoyne - 10 yr
  • Glengoyne - 18 yr
  • Cardhu - 12 yr
  • Cardhu - 18 yr
Tasting on Apr 24, 2015 (hosted at Daves's)
  • Michel Couvreur - Pale Single-Single 12 yr
  • Bunnahabhain - The Maltman 10 yr
  • anCnoc - Flaughter (peated)
  • Caol Ila - SMWS 16 yr
Tasting on Mar 20, 2015 (hosted at Courtney's)
  • Powers John's Lane 12 yr
  • Bushmills Black Bush
  • Teeling Single Grain
  • The Irishman 12 yr
  • Yellow Spot 12 yr
Tasting on Feb 27, 2015 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Compass Box Asyla
  • Auchentoshan Three Wood
  • Fettercairn - 16 yr Gordon & MacPhail
  • Laphroaig - An Cuan Mor
Tasting on Jan 30, 2015 (hosted at Courtney's)
  • Compass Box Great King St Glasgow Blend
  • Penderyn - Madeira finish
  • Oban 14yr
  • Oban Little Bay
  • Bruichladdich Islay Barley
Tasting on Nov 7, 2014 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Glenturret 14yr - Gordon & Macphail bottling
  • Adelphi Liddesdale 21yr - Bunnahabhain single cask
  • SMWA 7.84 - 27yr Longmorn single cask
  • Compass Box "The Lost Blend"
Tasting on Sept 12, 2014 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Glenfarclas 12
  • Glenfarclas 17
  • Nikka Pure Malt 21
  • Ellenstown 10 - An independent, cask strength bottling of Ardbeg
Tasting on Jun 27, 2014 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Suntory Hibiki 17 - Our international whiskey this month. Top award winner.
  • Jura 16 Diurachs' Own
  • Glenlivet 18
  • Ardbeg Auriverdes - Special edition for Ardbeg Day 2104
Tasting on Mar 28, 2014 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Blue Hanger - 7th Release. Blended malt from Berry Bros & Rudd.
  • Bowmore Devil's Casks - A small batch sherry cask release
  • Highland Park 12 yr - We will compare the standard Highland Park with the Sigurd
  • Highland Park Sigurd - A travel retail exclusive from the Warrior series.
Tasting on Jan 31, 2014 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Compass Box Delilah's - Blended whisky
  • anCnoc - Peter Ankle travel retail exclusive
  • anCnoc 22 yr
  • Talisker Dark Storm - travel retail exclusive
Tasting on Oct 4, 2013 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Slyrs Bavarian Whisky - Sherry Finish
  • Slyrs Bavarian Whisky - Single Barrel
  • The Balvenie 12yr Single Barrel
  • The Balvenie 16yr Triple Cask - Only available in Duty Free
  • The Balvenie 21yr Portwood Finish
Tasting on July 12, 2013 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Talisker 10 yr
  • Ardbeg Ardbog
  • Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt - "Shackleton's Whisky"
  • Nikka Taketsuru 21 yr Pure Malt
Tasting on April 5, 2013 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Balblair '97
  • Balblair '01
  • The Dalmore Gran Reserva
  • Caol Ila 29 yr single cask (Duncan Taylor)
Tasting on January 4, 2013 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Big Bottom Bourbon Project X - Aged in White Port Barrels    
  • Burnside Bourbon - 4 yr
  • Eagle Rare - 10 yr
  • Rowan's Creek - 12 yr
  • Noah's Mill - 15 yr
Tasting on September 14, 2012 (hosted at Ian's)
  • Glenfiddich 12 yr   
  • Glenmorangie Artein - A 15+ yr Glenmorangie finished in "Super Tuscan" wine casks.
  • Isle of Jura 16 yr
  • Laphroaig Cairdeas, Ileach Edition - A special cask-strength, limited edition Islay whisky.
Tasting on June 29, 2012
(hosted at Amit's)
  • The Macallan 15 yr - Sold under the Kirkland label at Costco in WA.  
  •  Bruichladdich 16 yr - First Growth Cuvée C: Margaux (Chateau Margaux) finished
  • Bruichladdich 16 yr - First Growth Cuvée A: Pauillac (Chateau Lafite) finished
  • Longmorn 1968 - SMWSA single cask 7.47.   
Tasting on May 11, 2012
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Aberlour 12 yr - non-chill filtered  
  • Aberlour 12 yr - standard
  • Caol Ila Distillers Edition
  • The Last Vatted Malt - Compass Box

Tasting on April 6, 2012
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Springbank 12 yr - Claret cask finish
  • Tobermory 15 yr
  • Ardbeg Alligator
  • Laphroaig Triple Wood
Tasting on February 24, 2012
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Auchentoshan Valinch
  • Compass Box Great King Street
  • Glen Scotia 19 yr - single cask port finish
  • Ledaig 10 yr
Tasting on January 28, 2012
(3DC virtual tasasting hosted at Ian's)
  • Amrut Single Malt
  • Yamazaki 12 yr
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr - Quinta Ruban
  • Singleton 12 yr
Tasting on December 9, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Big Bottom American Straight Bourbon 4 yr
  • Big Bottom Port Cask Finish 3 yr
  • Elmer T. Lee - A single barrel bottled for the Macadam Bourbon Bunch
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 yr Lot B
  • Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 yr
Tasting on October 28, 2011
(hosted at Amit's)
  • Stronachie: 12-Year Old Highlands
  • Penderyn:Single malt Welsh whiskey
  • Redbreast: 15-year old single Irish Pot Still Whiskey
  • Auchroisk: Limited Edition 20-yr old cask strength Speyside
Tasting on September 16, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Auchentoshan Three Wood - Came and went in the Oregon liquor stores.
  • Highland Park 15yr - A little less common than the 18yr. Some would say it is superior to the 18.
  • Douglas Laing Double Barrel - A malt blend of Highland Park and Bowmore.
  • Bowmore 20yr - A single cask bottled by A.D. Rattray.
Tasting on August 12, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Karuizawa 15yr - Our international whisky of the month...  Japanese whisky from a small distillery in the mountains of Central Japan.
  • Compass Box Magic Cask - A special malt blend only available in Canada.
  • Glenmorangie Finealta - Now available in Oregon.
  • Glen Spey 21yr - A special Diageo release.
Tasting on July 1, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Nikka "From The Barrel" - Our international whisky of the month...  Japanese whisky that received the World Whiskies Award for Best Japanese Whisky with no age statement.
  • AnCnoc 16 yr - Highland whisky from the Knockdhu distillery.
  • Oban 15 yr Distillers Edition - Highland whisky.  Looking forward to seeing how this compares to one of our favorites.
  • The Balvenie 17 yr Sherry Cask - A top notch whisky finished in a sherry cask.
Tasting on May 6, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Slyrs - Our international whisky of the month...  Bavarian whisky from a beautiful distillery outside of Munich, Germany.
  • Bruichladdich Resurrection Dram - A bottle from the first distillation after Bruichladdich was reopened in 2001.
  • Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix - Record snowfall damaged one of the Glenfiddich warehouses, and many of the salvaged casks were combined to make this bottling.
  • The Balvenie 17 yr Rum Cask - A top notch whisky finished in a rum cask.
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Tasting on March 4, 2011
(hosted at Ian's)
  • GlenDronach 12 yr - Matured in Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso Sherry Casks
  • Longrow 14 yr - This is the peated offering from Springbank
  • Kilchoman Summer 2010 release - One of the first bottlings from Islay's newest distillery.
  • Nikka Miyagikyo 15 yr - Our international whisky of the month. This is a highly rated malt from Japan.
Tasting on December 17, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Jura 10 yr - From the Isle of Jura on the West coast of Scotland
  • Aberlour 16 yr - Special shipment of the 16 yr now available in Oregon!
  • Glenburgie 17 yr - Single cask from Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Ichiro's Malt Queen of Clubs - Our international whisky of the month. This is a single cask from Japan.
Tasting on November 6, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Zuidam 8 yr - A great whiskey from Holland!
  • Oban 14 yr
  • Sheep Dip - A malt blend of four single malts from the four whisky regions in Scotland. 
  • Old Pulteney WK499 - A special cask strength expression sold only in Duty Free shops.
Tasting on September 24, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Mackmyra 1st Release - New whiskey from Sweden
  • The Macallan 12 yr - Sherry cask matured
  • Rosebank 17 yr - Single Cask
  • Ardbeg Corryvreckan - New expression from Ardbeg
Tasting on August 20, 2010
(hosted at Jeff's)
  • Glenmorangie Original - Bourbon cask matured
  • The Macallan 12 yr - Sherry cask matured
  • Jura Prophecy - Peated Jura
  • Glenfarclas 105 - Cask strength
Tasting on July 23, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Monkey Shoulder - A blend of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie
  • Big Peat - Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen
  • Spice Tree - Clynelish, Dailuaine, Teaninich, Longmorn
  • Blue Hanger - Glenlivet, Glen Elgin, Mortlach

Tasting on May 7, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)

  • Glenkinchie 1991 Distiller's Edition - 14 yr Lowland
  • Glenrothes 1994 - 15 yr Speyside
  • Aberfeldy 21 yr - Highland
  • Ardbeg Uigeadail - Islay
Tasting on Mar 19, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Redbreast - 12 yr single malt
  • Michael Collins - Single malt
  • Connemara - Peated single malt
  • Midleton Very Rare - aged blend
Tasting on Feb 5, 2010
(hosted at Ian's)
  • Springbank - 11 yr Madeira cask
  • Caol Ila - 12 yr
  • The Macallan - 15 yr Fine Oak
  • Inchgower - 24 yr (SMWS 18.23)

 

 


 

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