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 […]

Alexander Murray & Co – Dailuaine 16yr

Usually before opening a bottle of whisky I do my research. I like to know what I am about to experience. I like to prepare my senses. I like to know what to expect when I pour my first dram and take my first nose. But this time, I did none of those things. All I could tell you, was […]

Aberlour A’Bunadh (Batch 45)

The cask strength whisky that started it all for me. Previous to the Aberlour A’Bunadh, I had never tasted a cask strength whisky. To be honest, I thought I was ready for it, but I was wrong. After hearing such great things about it from friends on Twitter, and being a big fan of the other Aberlour releases, I quickly […]

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 […]