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.


 
 
 
 
 

Speyside | Kevin Rye.net - Whisky

Kevin Rye

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Glenfiddich 21-Year

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Wow, I have the best wife in the world! Look what I got for Valentine's Day! Read More...

Glenfiddich India Pale Ale

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My parents are visiting from out of town since my twins are celebrating a birthday. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I hit up the liquor store to pick up a few bottles of wine, and maybe a little something for the wife. I wasn't in there to get myself anything, but I couldn't help myself from taking a walk down the whisky aisle. Read More...

The Glenrothes 2001


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This is my 5th bottling from The Glenrothes, and I have to tell you…I’ve never had a bad bottle yet. Every one has been absolutely fantastic. I really love these guys.

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The Glenlivet 12-Year

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With my Dad and I on The Glenrothes, it didn’t last long at all. We made another run to the local liquor store since Mom & Dad also needed some wine. I really was in the mood for something new. I settled for a bottle of the 12-year just for kicks. Read More...

The Glenrothes - Sherry Cask Reserve

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It’s been months since I picked up a new whisky. It’s been repeats for a while: Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker, Highland Park, Glenmorangie. The usual suspects. Since my parents were in town for the week, my Dad and I took a trip to Total Wine. Ahhhh! There was so much to choose from! Read More...

Craigellachie 13-Year

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You know, sometimes it’s better to just pay the extra $5 bucks and get a Glenfiddich 12 year. When it comes to whisky, there’s no sense in trying to save a buck. Read More...

The Glenrothes - Vintage Reserve

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Another fantastic whisky from The Glenrothes. This is the second NOS whisky I’ve tried from them. Although it’s pretty darn good, I have to admit it’s not as good as the Select Reserve. Read More...

Glenfiddich 14-Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve

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I just picked up the newly released US-exclusive Glenfiddich 14 year Bourbon Barrel Reserve. The Glenfiddich just looks delicious in blue. It’s the first Glenfiddich to be aged in two different types of American Oak barrels. Read More...

Glenfiddich - The Original

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My wife treated me to an amazing bottle of whisky. She was in the liquor store just picking herself up a few bottles of wine and saw this special edition 1963 re-release and figured I'd just have to have it; Glenfiddich being one of my favorite whiskies. Read More...

The Glenrothes - Select Reserve

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For my 40th birthday, my parents treated me to four bottles of assorted whisky. I'll do a writeup for each one as I open them. First up is The Glenrothes Select Reserve. It's fantastic! Read More...

Cragganmoore 12-Year

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Having enjoyed Johnnie Walker Green so much, I didn't hesitate for a moment in picking up a bottle of Cragganmore when I saw it. After all, it's one of the 4 single malts that makes up Johnnie Walker's world-famous Green Label. At $53 a bottle, I'm sure it's no swill either. Read More...

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-Year

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This is the second Balvenie I've had and I can tell you that this is definitely a Speyside whisky. The taste? Delicious! Looks like The Balvenie is one of my new favorites.
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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12-Year

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I was running low on whisky, so I swung by the store and treated myself to a bottle. I was really itching to try something new, but not much of a selection this time. Not in my budget for the day, anyway! I wasn't looking to drop $80 bucks on a bottle, so I scoped the shelves for something in the $50 range. Read More...

Glenfiddich 18-Year

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Happy Valentine's Day! Again, my wife pulls through with another amazing whisky purchase. Read More...

Benromach 10-Year

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Ralfy.com named this one as the "Whisky of the Year" for 2014. I just had to try it. However, I was really let down. It really is an acquired taste. It's very medicinal. My wife took a sip and said, "It tastes like a sterile field." Being in the medical profession, she knows what she's talking about. It tastes like antiseptic and Band-Aids. Read More...

The Glenlivet Tasting Kit

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I mentioned in my last post that my wife surprised me with a few bottles of whisky this Christmas. She was pretty sure that I had never tried The Glenlivet before. Not being sure if I'd prefer the 12 year or the 15 year, she erred on the side of caution and picked me up the 3-bottle sampler than includes a 200ml bottle of the 12 year, 15 year, and 18 year! Read More...

Glenfiddich 15-Year

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I loved the 12-year Glenfiddich so much that I was dying to get my hands on a 15-year. My wife got home from work today and handed me a bag. How awesome is that? A $70 dollar bottle of whisky for no particular reason. Read More...

Glenfiddich 12-Year Single Malt

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I just got back from a week in Florida where I spent a lot of time hanging out with family. My aunt and uncle from Scotland were also with us. One night after the kids had all gone to bed, and the chips, dip, and alcohol came out, we got to talking about how I’ve started drinking whisky. My aunt works for DIAGEO, so she had more than a few pointers for me, as well as list of whiskies to seek out. Everyone says that single malts are better than the blends, so I really wanted to start trying them. I’m not disappointed. Read More...