Let me start by apologizing for the lack of posts recently. It has been an amazing month, one that included a week in Scotland, a good amount of lamp orders, a boost in my side projects and photography, and more than a handful of tastings and reviews. I am putting the finishing touches on quite a few posts, the most exciting of which is our trip to Scotland. So much to tell, and so many more photos to include. So please stay tuned for that, and many others. In the meantime, here is a handful of my most recent Scotch Trooper images from Instagram which include a few new characters. Hope you enjoy, and thank you for your patience.
Luke: I will not fight you. Vader: If you only knew the power of the Peat Side. Join me, and we can rule the Galaxy with Speyside and Peat. – – – – – As is customary before each post, I enjoyed a dram of this beauty last night. Forget your preconceived notions of a peated dram, it is quite smooth and clearly a Speyside. Finished in a cask that previously held peated whisky, it still remains true to the Balvenie range, with the addition of some extra spices. Slowly becoming one of my favorites, too bad it's discontinued. If you see one on the shelf, pick it up. #Balvenie #StarWars #TheBalvenie #Balvenie17 #LukeSkywalker #DarthVader
Oh, so close! Just tap it in. Just tap it in. Give it a little tappy. Tap Tap Taparoo. – – – To celebrate the announcement of Justin Rose as the Glenmorangie Global Golf Ambassador, you can now head over to Glenmorangie.com to cast your vote for The Open’s Top 10 #GreatestFinishes for your chance to win a trip to The Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, and other prizes. #Glenmorangie #JustinRose #USOpen #Golf #TheOriginal
"Always pass on what you have learned." – – – – – After a wonderful tour of the Lagavulin Distillery we were taken into a private room for a glorious tasting of the Lagavulin lineup, including the new 8yr and the Feis Ile release of the 18yr. The tasting was paired with a nice wooden box that had bottles containing various elements and flavors that make up the Lagavulin distinct flavor. Distillery Manager Georgie Crawford really outdid herself by putting together such a great, yet simple package. #Lagavulin #Lagavulin200 #feisile #StarWars #LoveScotch
These are the glasses we were looking for. – – – – Was overly excited to have my @norlanglass Whisky Glass order arrive this week. The hard part was deciding which whisky to break them in with. I wanted to start with a whisky I knew really well. And since the Lagavulin 16 is one of the whiskies I've had the most of, I thought it would do the trick nicely. #norlanglass #whiskyglass #lagavulin #lagavulin16 #starwars #lagavulin200 #makingtimeforlagavulin