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1987 Mortlach 25 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky IN STOCK NOW!


Thursday
Mar172011

Podcast #12 - Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan

If the idea of a whisk(e)y related podcast sounds boring to you, I couldn't blame you one bit.  Two guys sitting down and talking about malts the whole time?  Really, people want to hear that?  I don't know how interesting most of them really are to people outside the industry, but if you had to sit down and listen to one person talk about booze, just one guy who really knew how to entertain people and engage them, then that person is Jim McEwan.  Bruichladdich's master distiller and figurehead is as charasmatic a speaker as he is a talented whisky maker.  Listen to Jim compare cask enhancement to art restoration, lay out the perfect scenario for enjoying a glass of Black Art, and breakdown the burdens of being an independent in a world full of corporate giants.  I spent most of the time laughing.  Hopefully you will as well.

This episode can be downloaded here.  Previous episodes are archived here as well as on our iTunes page.

You can also listen via our embedded Flash player below

Tuesday
Mar152011

Podcast #11 - Balvenie's Andrew Weir

I had the extreme pleasure today of sitting down in my own living room to do a tasting with Andrew Weir from Balvenie and talk a little about the Glenfiddich malts as well.  Andrew is extremely knowledgable about single malts in general and I found him to be an excellent resource for our education-focused program.  We covered the accessibility of Speyside malts, the true age of the Balvenie 15, and general anti-Glen snobbery.

This episode of the podcast can be downloaded here.  Previous episodes are available at our archive here or on iTunes.  You can always listen via our embedded Flash player below as well.

 

Sunday
Mar132011

Tuesday Tasting Tomorrow - Celtic Heartlands

Don't forget about tomorrow's Tuesday Night Tasting at Martin's West!  We'll be sitting down with the new 1980 Caol Ila 30 Year Amarone Cask from Jim McEwan!  It's a very impressive whisky and I feel badly for those of you who won't be able to make it because I think this is currently the front runner for my 2011 whisky of the year.  We start at 6 PM and we've got two bottles so please come join us!  A full glass should be in the $10 range, so you can afford to drink more than one!  In case you've never been, we pour these whiskies at  COST so that we don't price anyone out - no mark ups, no profit - education first and foremost.

The week after tomorrow (even though I will be in Scotland) we'll be pouring the 1977 Glenlivet 33 Year Yquem Cask from Celtic Heartlands.  Regardless of my presence, the tasting must go on!  

Any questions?  Feel free to call Moira at Martin's West if you need more info (650) 366-4366

-David Driscoll 

 

Saturday
Mar122011

KLSJ Live From Scotland - 8 Days & Counting

One week from Monday I'll be getting on a plane from SFO to London where I will meet David OG.  We will both board a plane to Edinburgh and proceed to the rental car station where I hope one of us will be able to manage the steering wheel on the right and the stick shift on the left.  We will drive fifteen minutes to our hotel and prepare for this gnarly schedule.  In case you didn't know, we're going to Scotland to buy a shit ton of whisky, have it bottled, and send it back over to California for our customers.  As long as we can find a wifi signal, we'll be updating you periodically from the road with articles, photos, and videos.  Here's the itinerary:

March 23rd - Chieftain's

March 24th - Springbank

March 25th - Lagavulin/Bruichladdich

March 26th - Ardbeg/Bowmore

March 27th - travel

March 28th - A.D. Rattray/Douglas Laing

March 29th - Glendronach/Duncan Taylor

March 30th - Gordon & MacPhail

March 31st - Edradour

April 1st - fly home

I'm currently training to get my palate ready.  20 tongue push ups every morning and 20 pull ups with my lips.  Let's do this.

-David Driscoll

Thursday
Mar102011

Germain Robin Tasting Tonight! 7 PM

Martin's West in Redwood City.  Free of charge.  See you there.

-David Driscoll