SNS Video Review of Some Beginner Scotches

Today’s bi-weekly video installment covers some “beginner” friendly scotches like the Glenfiddich 12, Dalmore 12, Yamazaki 12, Balvenie 12 Doublewood, and the Macallan 12! Enjoy!!

ScotchNSniff @ The Whiskey Blogger Summit NYC 2016

Originally, I typed up a ginormous, esoteric post about our adventure in NYC last weekend with Michters, but looking through the pictures again, I really wonder if I needed so many words to talk about the beautiful venue and the amazing time we had. Instead, I’ve opted for this much shorter post that will be…

Scotch VS Scotch : Blasphemy Edition

Let me start by saying that the Dark Cove from Ardbeg in both it’s forms are peated. Let me also say that my disdain for peat, though it has been waning, still burns like the fire of a thousand suns. Let me finally say that the Dark Cove is an olive branch from these sadistic…

Smoke on the sea water….

This new expression was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Lagavulin Distillery. The story goes, that an 1880’s whisky writer Englishman, by the name of Alfred Barnard, tasted an 8 year old Lagavulin and said that it was “exceptionally fine” and that it should be “held in high repute.” Let’s give this “exceptionally…

How to taste whisk(e)y the CNPF way!

We finally took our tasting method and put it into video form! Hopefully this video is the longest we ever have and hopefully it does a great job of walking you through the whole CNPF process 🙂 Let us know if this helps you! Slainte!

Scotch VS Scotch : Macallan 12 Double Cask vs Macallan 12 Sherry

So you’re walking around your favorite liquor store and lo’ and behold you spot the newest offering from The Macallan. In it’s pretty blue box, it’s hard to miss. The Macallan 12 Year Double Cask You pick it up and read that although the casks used are both sherry seasoned, it comes from a mix…

The Macallan Reflexion : Thoughts and a Review

This blog post has been nine months in the making! It’s a whisky-blog baby! [Scotch] and I were raised to make a big deal out of birthdays. Not necessarily in terms of parties and extravagance but we were raised to spend birthdays as a celebration of family. Because of that, we generally tend to plan…

ScotchNSniff @ Balvenie Master Class Hill Center DC (2016)

Sweet!! ScotchNSniff found themselves on a last minute adventure last week to the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital just down the street from the Capitol building in DC. This Balvenie master class was a fun tasting as always but the more interesting things that happened had little to do with whisky and everything…