Laphroaig Lore

“Like a long drawn out, smokey & spicy smack in the face… that you never want to end.” First off, let me say that the Laphroaig #OpinionsWelcome marketing campaign is pure genius. Giving people the freedom to share their true thoughts about a range of whisky that has never been smooth or predictable. You either love it or hate it, and […]

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 […]

Balvenie Tasting with Denver and Liely

I have never been one to turn down the opportunity to try something new, especially when it relates to one of my passions. So, when Denver Cramer from Denver and Liely told me he was going to be in Atlanta and asked if I wanted to put together and event, I quickly said yes. Did I know what I was […]

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 […]