April is the cruelest month, as I once quipped to my friend Tom from St. Louis, and here we are in southern Minnesota with snow flurries and Arctic winds just a day after we got two days with maximum temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s. And if that weren’t bad enough, April 1 is also the day when comedy, like the hope of Spring, is killed anew each year. On that cheerful note, here is what you can look forward to, feel ambivalent about, or plan to actively ignore on this blog this month.
There will be reviews of 10-15 whiskies from the following list:
Aberlour 22, 1990 (Exclusive Malts)
Ardbeg 10, L7
Ardbeg 10, L9
Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 3
Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 6
Benrinnes 23, 1988 (Mackillop’s Choice)
Bowmore 15, 1992 (James Macarthur)
Bowmore 22, 1989 (Liquid Sun)
Caol Ila 12, 1995 (James MacArthur)
Cragganmore 1989-2010 (Berry Bros. and Rudd)
Cragganmore 23, 1989 (Faultline)
Fettercairn 17, 1995 (Exclusive Malts for K&L)
Glenglassaugh 40, 1972 (C&S Dram Collection)
Knockando 12, 1999
Linkwood 19, 1993 (Chieftain’s)
Port Charlotte “An Turas Mor”
Tullibardine 23, 1989 (C&S Dram Collection)
Talisker 25, 2004 Release
Some of the reviews above are really coming soon–they’re already ready–and a few will be posted simultaneously with Michael K. of Diving for Pearls (I’m really enjoying our now somewhat regular simul-reviews); others are ones I hope to get to as I try to make a start on getting control over my sample “library”.
There will also be some restaurant write-ups (though far fewer than in the last two months) and quite possibly another gallery of my friend Stephanie’s sketches from our local whisky tastings. And at this point I’m going to stop confidently forecasting the imminent publication of the long promised/threatened post about bloggers and investment whisky. It’ll go up sometime in the next 10 years.
April 2013 was when my blog effectively went live, and I look forward to another year.