Highland Park Viking Soul in Copenhagen

For a brand looking to dive deeper into their Viking roots, what better place to launch a branding overhaul and new line of whiskies than Copenhagen, Denmark. I was more than honored to be asked by Highland Park to join them on a journey to Scandinavia to learn more about their Viking Soul and what that means for their brand going forward. […]

Guest Post – David Laird – Balvenie Starting Eleven

Note from Scotch Trooper: In the Whisky World, David Laird is a man that needs no introduction. But for those who have not had your morning cup of coffee, David is the Balvenie Brand Ambassador for the Western States and played a huge part in my whisky journey. You can follow him on both Instagram and Twitter. If you have the chance to […]

Highland Park 12yr Old vs New

“It’s an older bottle, but it checks out.” It’s no secret. I like old things, and sometimes, I fear change. This can clearly be seen by how tightly I hold onto my love of the Original Trilogy of Star Wars. That doesn’t mean I don’t love the recent release of The Force Awakens (we won’t mention the pre-quels), but I […]

Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood

The Balvenie 12yr DoubleWood was not the first scotch I ever tasted. It wasn’t even the first bottle I ever purchased. But it was the scotch that turned me from a scotch drinker to a scotch lover. And what’s not to love? Such a smooth and mellow whisky with a sweetness that doesn’t overpower, but gives you new flavors to […]

Balvenie 12yr Single Barrel

The next installment of my Short Attention Span Reviews is the Balvenie 12yr Single Barrel. I have been quite open with my Balvenie Fanboy Status, so it should be no surprise that there will be quite a few of their reviews here. But I will be nice and spread them out. Although the 12yr DoubleWood is probably a more recognized […]