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This Week's Dram: Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt

We sail westwards from Scotland this week to the wonderful island of Islay and the quiet man of the island - Bunnahabhain, established in 1881. It's their 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt that we're looking at this week. Even after many years in this industry, I still get the impression that Bunnahabhain is underrated, being somewhat overshadowed by its peatier neighbors on Islay. It's so wrong to compare them and the whisky itself has a much sunnier nature than the largely gray and rather brooding distillery where it's made.
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Uncle Knucklehead Indulges: STEEL by 601 Cigars with Russell's Reserve and Craigellachie 13YO

Everyone leaves a trace of themselves after you meet them.  Sometimes its physical ("hey, you forgot your shoes"); sometimes psychological ("hey, you forgot your neuroses"); but the most alluring is leaving behind their scent.  The ones that linger tend to be the ones attached to good memories: your grandfather's "old guy" smell; mom's kitchen smells; or...that girl.

THE ADVENTURES OF COMMANDER GLENDIDIT: Rumconditional Surrender, or, Scotching France in the Antilles

I was in council with Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart in Dufftown a few years back when the Caribbean exploits of my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Captain Sir Malcolm Menzies-Glendidit of the Royal Navy came up. Yes, that Captain Sir Malcolm, hero of Tintamarre.