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    Darth Vader and Octomore

    The Whiskey: Bruichladdich The Octomore 6.1 Cask type: American Oak Age: 5 Years ABV: 57% Phenol PPM: 167!!! The Comic Book: Star Wars Tales #9: Resurection Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Writer: Ron Marz Inker: Terry Austin Letterer: Steve Dutro Colourist: Raul Trevino Cover artist: Jon Foster A Long Time ago: So why did we pair Bruichladdich Octomore with Darth Vader? Well that story beings a long time ago….in a childhood far, far away. I became a Star Wars fan long before I was a whiskey fan. My first memories of toys were the action figures my parents gave me from Return of the Jedi. I was 4 years old that…

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    Blended to Perfection: Chivas Regal Mizunara and Batman / TMNT

    The Whisky: Chivas Regal Mizunara Distillery: Chivas Brothers Blended Whisky Part of the blend was aged in Mizunara Oak Casks The Comic: Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW Publishing and DC Comics Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams Colours: Jeremy Colwell Letters: Tom Napolitano Perfectly Paired While the majority of the whiskies that we look at are single malts, we certainly don’t raise our noses and scoff at a good blend. And we certainly couldn’t think of a more perfect whiskey and comic book pairing for the Chivas Regal Mizunara then Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We grew up, like most kids of the 90s, as HUGE…

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    Intro to Comics

    Ok, so you want to be a Whiskey Geek? Well, you have come to the right place. It’s easy to get started because all you need is an interest and willingness to learn about whiskey, and a curiosity for comics.  Here, we’ll give you an intro to comics. And please, have no fear. Getting started in comics doesn’t have to be intimidating.  If you can check at least one of these boxes, then we guarantee that there is a comic book that you will absolutely fall in love with:  you like comics grew up watching cartoons you enjoy the superhero movies you enjoy video games you like a good story…

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    How Flavour is Created in Whiskey

    If you have read our Intro to Whiskey article then you know that there is an incredibly wide range of flavours that can be found in the various whiskies1 from around the world2. But have you ever wondered how flavour is created in whisky? How do you get all of those incredible flavours in the glass? This is the question that we will explore in this guide. More specifically, we’ll look at the whiskey making process, and dive deep into malting, the mash, fermentation, distillation, and aging, and how all of these steps present unique options and choices for distillers who want to infuse different flavours. Article Overview Ingredients of…

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    Cry Havoc and Toiteach A Dhà

    The Whiskey: Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dha Cask Type: Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks Strength: 46.3% Meaning ‘Smoky Two’ in Scots Gaelic, Toiteach A Dhà (pronounced Toch-ach ah-ghaa) is a sequel to the original peaty paradox on Bunnahabhain’s gentle single malt. To create this Mòine variant, our Senior Blender, Dr. Kirstie McCallum selected a combination of ex Bourbon and Sherry casks which were then matured in full, in our coastal warehouses on Bunnahabhain Bay. The Comic: Cry Havoc vol 1 Mything in Action Image Comics Author: Simon Spurrier Artist: Ryan Kelly (pictures) Colours: Nick Filaedi (London) Lee Loughridge (The Red Place), Matt Wilson (Afghanistan) Letters: Simon Bowland  Design: Emma Price Rated…

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    Infinity Gauntlet and Glen Scotia Victoriana

    The Whiskey: Glen Scotia – Victoriana Cask Type: Finished in heavily charred Oak casks. Strength: 54.2% alc./vol. Each cask is chosen for its rare character and exceptional maturity. Finished in deep charred oak, the result is an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky whose aroma and flavour work in harmony. Bottled in the traditional way, straight from the cask and without filtration, its subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full- bodied spicy fruit aroma and mildly smoky aftertaste. The Comic: Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Comics Author: Jim Starling Artist: George Perez (1-3) Ron Lim (4-6)(pencils), Josef Rubinstein with Tom Chrisopher (inkers), Jack Morelli (letters), Max Scheele with Ian Laughlin…

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    Lagavulin 16 and Superman Unchained

    The Whisky: Lagavulin 16 year old  Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and sherry casks Strength: 43% Distillery: Lagavulin  Region: Islay    The Comic: Superman Unchained  DC Comics Author: Scott Snyder Artist: Jim Lee (pencils) Scott Williams (inker)  Colours: Alex Sinclaire and Jeromy Cox Letters: Sal Clipriano Genre: Superhero The Pairing Sometimes, deciding on our pairings is hard. This is not one of those times. The Lagavulin 16-year-old is in our humble opinion the gold standard of Islay whiskies. It has everything that we want in a peated whisky, peat smoke, iodine, sweet spices, great feel in the mouth, and a long satisfying finish of more smoke, more oak and spice, and some sweet…