Tag Archives: Whisky

BUSHMILLS: Distillery Visit and Review, 10 Year 12 Year Whiskeys: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #26

Our trip brings us to the Giant’s Causeway: a collection of basalt columns cutting into the sea. Volcanic activity forced them up 50 million years ago.  Then rapid cooling cracked them like dry mud into over 40,000 hexagonal pillars. But … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Whisky, Quarter Cask Single Malt, Islay Country: Scotland UK: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #25

We harbor an illegal alien.  I worried that customs would confiscate it at the ferry terminal.  Traveling on foot could have hurt it.  Letting it loose in Belfast’s hostel risked too much.  But now, at the Giant’s Causeway, it can finally … Continue reading

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GLEN GARIOCH: DISTILLERY VISIT FAIL: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #22

After our successful trip to GlenDronach Distillery, my wife and I decided to squeeze in another Whisky visit. This time, we won’t overload the day with castles, bakeries, and a far-flung distillery.  No.  Today we go to an urban distillery.  … Continue reading

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GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY VISIT AND REVIEW: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #21

This Memorial Day: we enjoy getting burned by Americans but make up for it with Whisky and wildlife. Enjoy: My wife and I had traveled Southern and Eastern Scotland for weeks.  By now, our trip hummed on a tight daily … Continue reading

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FROZEN FIRE: BrewDog, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, 32% Alcohol Beer Review: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #20

Last week’s review found favor with BrewDog’s wine-like 11.1% alcohol Imperial Red Wheat ale.  It’s time to triple it. BrewDog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin should do the trick. Born from the flames of competition, Brewdog and German brewer Schorschbräu vied to … Continue reading

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