Archive for the ‘Tasting Notes’ Category

Evolutionary Shortcomings among Pinnipeds

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Biologists report that the walrus, while possessing a highly developed sense of humor, suffers from an insufficiently evolved palate.


All right, guys, keep in mind that I’m new to this. I taste… fruit. Berries, maybe — or grapes. Oh, and it’s also sort of peppery, but then there’s this sweet and sour taste underneath. And — whoa — now my throat is burning. God, it really hurts. How’s this: a Dr-Pepper-and-Chinese-takeout smoothie, and also I’m a sword swallower who just swallowed a sword but screwed it up somehow.

Glen Scotia, 14 Years Old

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

A few fellows and I had an impromptu Scotch tasting last Saturday, working our way through fifteen of my finest. This Campbeltown malt, previously unknown to all the others, walked away a surprise best-in-show.