The Legend Is Real

This isn’t your grandfather’s scotch league (but he’s welcome to join).  We’re a group emboldened with the tireless passion to push limits in never ending discovery.  We abstain from the comfortable and exhibit the patience to pursue only the richest most complex flavors.  We demand the most out of life and expect no less from the beverage we drink.

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The Balvenie 15The Balvenie 15

Verde’s Slightly Irreverent Snippet:

The Balvenie 15 is a Scotch Blast to the face hole.  It features some delicate sweetness, some bourbon spiciness, and a menagerie of fruity goodness.  If the Glenmorangie is being finger fed fruitcake by a milf, then the Balvenie is like being fed a milf on a bed of fruit.

The Inaugural Scotch Bowl: And The Winner Is…

  • Balvenie 15 60%
  • Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta 40%

The battle is over, and the Balvenie 15 has carried the day.  Listen to the great audio reactions via mp3 to this amazing bottle, as well as some high praise for the Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta, by visiting the head to head page.

The Glenmorangie 12 LasantaGlenmorangie 12 Lasanta

Verde’s Slightly Irreverent Snippet:

The Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta is a scandalous venture into what can be done with sherry casks.  It sports chocolate and caramel on the nose, more chocolate and an intense fruitcake sensation on the palate, and a smooth, even finish.  It’s like being finger fed fruitcake by a smoking hot milf in a candy shop.

Verde’s Slightly Irreverent Reviews: The Macallan 12

I bellied up to the bar last night mostly out of boredom.  I was seeking something to add a bit of interest to an otherwise sleepy Sunday evening.  I scrutinized the Scotch collection from my bartop seat and was somewhat taken aback by the fact that I’d already tried basically everything on the shelf.  Except for the Macallan.  But I don’t want the Macallan.  It’s so…..commercial.  It doesn’t even have a fancy Glen-something name.  But, alas, the show must go on so I order the drink, neat, with a splash of water, you know, like men drink it.  Read more

Speyburn 10: A Scotch Review by Beast

This scotch delivers some interesting yet subtle flavor especially considering how light it is in color and texture. The quandary that the Speyburn 10 finds itself in is that its light citrus notes lend it to a drink that would be refreshing on a hot day. However, when you add ice it loses its faint flavor and devolves to watery scotch. In short, its flavor doesn’t hold strong enough to be a quality warm weather offering and it ultimately doesn’t deliver enough warmth for the cold weather months.  Read More.

Fish Reviews The Glenlivet 12, 15, and 18

Do I start at the bottom and climb to the top, savoring the journey and drinking in the heady elixir of that final victory? The American dream in a bottle. Or do I immediately waddle head first into the velvety riches and exuberance of kings, like so many silver spooned brats before me? Embracing the lofty hedonism on offer to me before succumbing and falling into my very own Faustian tale that takes me deeper into the depths of Hell than even Dante dreamt of. Read more.

Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta

Verde’s Slightly Irreverent Review:

The Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta is a scandalous venture into what can be done with sherry casks.  It sports chocolate and caramel on the nose, more chocolate and an intense fruitcake sensation on the palate, and a smooth, even finish.  It’s like being finger fed fruitcake by a smoking hot milf in a candy shop.

December’s Head-To-Head Playoff

  • Bunnahabhain 12 12%
  • Glenmorangie 12 Lasanta Sherry Cask 88%

This was really no contest at all.  The Glenmorangie Lasanta took advantage of the Bunnahabhain 12 like a Viking busting into a nunnery.  The vote wasn’t close, whether it be because of the fruitcake notes playing on the holiday sentiments of the chaps or the mild, leave-you-wanting-more peat of the Bunnahabhain. Check out the audio file of the member reviews here, and be sure to see the head-to-head page as well.


Bunnahabhain 12

Verde’s Slightly Irreverent Review:

The Bunnahabhain 12 y/o is a special scotch, having won it’s earlier regular-season match up. It features hints of light fruit and nuts against a lingering malty sweetness that’s almost difficult to put your finger on, before blasting you in the mouth hole with good ole’ campfire peat.

Results of the Last Month’s Scotch Face-off:

Last month we entered the first round of the playoffs for a spot in Scotch Bowl 2014.  The head-to-head action was between the fabulous Aberlour 12 and the much-vaunted Balvenie 15.   Results are below.

  • Balvenie 15 71%
  • Aberlour 12 29%

Check out the Head to Head page for this contest for detailed notes and reviews.  Click here.

Join The Legendary Scotch League

You could be the next member of the legendary Scotch league. We’re looking to increase our membership, and the time is right for you to start drinking a grown-up drink with stand-up people.  Not in our city?  You could be the founding member of an expansion chapter.  Click the button for more details and to begin the most excellent journey.

You Had Me At Scotch!

A Mind-Bending Scotch Experience

In preparation for my first contribution to the Scotch League I invited my friends Kyle and Stuart over to taste the Ardbeg Uigeadail.  Our level of experience with scotch to this point went Kyle, myself, and Stuart, in descending order.  Kyle was excited, I was anxious, and Stuart had no idea what he was in for.  I opened the bottle and passed it around as we each placed our noses in a hasty manner over the opening.  We thought we were being good students… Read More.

Scotch: Art For Your Senses

My Father was a career Navy man, however aside from an occasional Brandy to control a shaking condition in his hands he never drank alcohol while I was growing up. I believe my Grandpa was a beer drinking man; the tasteless kind of beer that old school blue-collar workers enjoyed after a long day at the plant. So not growing up with any influence of the sort and not being introduced to alcohol by my father, I cut my own path.  Read more.

Why I Became A Scotch Drinking Man

It had been an evening for the ages, but somewhere amidst the dense and foggy cigarette smoke and the rambling fractals of patron foot traffic in the post-modern nightclub I’d lost interest.  My friends gyrated mindlessly on the dance floor twenty feet from my post at the abandoned corner of a bar where, not five feet from my head, a bartender reveled in chemical exuberance and danced on the bartop. Read More

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