I admit it: I'm a total geek. I love electronics, programming, 3D art, vintage Apple hardware, and whisky. I'm always juggling half a dozen projects. I also enjoy documenting it all: my successes, my failures, my experiences... and everything geeky along the way.


 
 
 
 
 

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Kevin Rye

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Highland Park - Fire & Ice Edition

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Well, it's been confirmed: I have the best wife in the world! Read More...

Glenmorangie - The Quinta Ruban 12-Year

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I haven’t had a Glenmorangie that I haven’t liked. Is this another hit? Read More...

Deanston Virgin Oak

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$28 bucks. Bottled at 46% ABV, un-chill filtered. Could be a hidden gem. Could be rubbing alcohol. Read More...

Glenmorangie - Nectar D'Or 12-Year

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I picked up Glenmorangie's Nectar D'Or. For such a nice presentation box, I expected it to be more expensive. The box feels like suede and smells like leather it's really nice. This is the third Glenmorangie I've had and all three have been fantastic. Read More...

Highland Park Dark Origins - Revisited

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So how is it? It was strong before, and it's strong still. Bottled at 46.8%, there's no wonder. It's not as strong as the Odin mind you. That stuff packs a punch. The Dark Origins definitely has a boldness unto its own. It is really good, you just have to be ready for it. It's not a whisky for the noobies. Read More...

Aberfeldy 12-Year

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Another fantastic whisky compliments of my parents. It's a pretty good bottle. Not bad at all for the under-$40 price point. Read More...

Grangestone Bourbon Cask Single Malt

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I've seen the Grangestone prominently displayed on the end caps of Total Wine on many a visit. Seems they can't sell enough of it. (As I've heard from one of the sales associates.) At $25.99, seems like an easy buy for the casual, non-discriminating buyer. Read More...

Glen Ness 12-Year

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Wow. Who would have thought that a whisky that costs $22.99 was even drinkable? Such is the case with Glen Ness 12… and not just "drinkable", but "enjoyable"! Read More...

Highland Park Odin - 16-Year

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Happy Birthday to me! Today is my 40th Birthday. My wife proved once again that she is the best wife in the whole world! She bought me a bottle of Highland Park's Odin. The crown jewel of the Valhalla Collection. Read More...

Dalwhinnie 15-Year

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I didn't see this one coming at all. Not only did my wife give me a Highland Park 15 and 18 for our anniversary, but she through in a Dalwhinnie 15 just for fun! Read More...

Highland Park 15 & 18-Year

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I love everything about Highland Park. The whisky; the packaging. I just love the packaging. The font work, the colors. They are, and still remain, my favorite whisky. Read More...

Old Pulteney 12-Year

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I swung by the liquor store to pick up two bottles of wine for the weekend. My wife put in the request. I asked her, “Well, what am I drinking?” She said, “Pick yourself up something too, but don’t go nuts.” I figured I’d cap myself at $40 bucks. A single malt for under $40 bucks? I give you Old Pulteney 12 year: $39.99. Read More...

Highland Park - Dark Origins

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I was so pleased with my last whisky purchase, that when the time came, I picked up another bottle of Highland Park 12-year. My wife took a liking to it too, so the 2nd bottle didn’t last very long. When I hit up the liquor store for another whisky purchase, a bottle of Highland Park seemed like a no-brainer. However, I had my eye out for the 15-year. They didn’t have it, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that they did have the new Dark Origins. I was hesitant at first in dropping $90 bucks on a single bottle, but hey, you only live once! Read More...

Highland Park 12-Year

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At this point, it’s become a house rule that there can never be an empty bottle of Johnnie Walker in the house. With that said, I took a ride to the liquor store to grab a bottle. With a few extra bucks in my pocket, I perused the whisky aisle for something of interest. I spotted this 12-year Highland Park. I love the look of the packaging, and remembered that it got good reviews online. In the basket it went. Read More...

Glenmorangie - The Original 10-Year

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I had the Glenmorangie Lasanta 12-Year and it was really good. A little strong, but good. I figured The Original, being 10 years old, would be a little softer and less adventurous. Since it’s the best selling single malt in Scotland, I’ll try it. Read More...

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12-Year Single Malt

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I’ve seen Glenmorangie Lasanta online for $70 bucks. I was happy to get it for $43.99 at my local liquor store. Overall, pretty good stuff. Not your everyday whisky, but pretty good.
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Speyburn 10-Year Single Malt

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For $30 bucks, I expected this single malt to taste like something someone made in their basement, but it is rather pleasant and easy to drink. Read More...

The Macallan 12-Year Single Malt

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Another day, another bottle of Scotland’s finest. This time around, I went with a bottle of The Macallan 12 year.
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