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    Lagavulin Offerman meets Shirtless Bear Fighter

    The Whiskey: Lagavulin 11 – Offerman Edition Cask Type: Refill American Oak and Rejuvenated American Oak Strength: 46% alc./vol. The Comic: Shirtless Bear Fighter Publisher: Image Comics Writters: Joey Leheup + Sebastian Girner Artists:  Nil Vendrell + Mike Spicer The Whiskey – Lagavulin 11 Offerman Edition: Ron Swanson, one of my favourite sitcom characters, and actor Nick Offerman who portrays him so brilliantly on Parks and Rec, are probably as big of fans of Lagavulin 16 as us here at Whiskey Geeks. You will never catch me without a bottle of Lagavulin 16 in my house, and it remains my go to recommendation when someone asks for gift ideas for…

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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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    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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    Tomatin 12 + Triumph & Torment

    The Whisky: Tomatin 12 Year Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Spanish Sherry cask Strength: 43% Distillery: Tomatin Region: Highlands The Comic: Triumph & Torment Marvel Comics Author: Roger Stern Artist: Michael Mignola (pencils) Mark Badger (inker)  Genre: Superhero “Every year on Midsummer’s Eve, Victor von Doom clashes with the forces of evil in a vain attempt to free his mother’s soul from Hell. Only when Doctor Stephen Strange — Master of the Mystic Arts and Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme — is convinced to join the fight, does the outcome have any hope of changing.” The Whisky: Tomatin 12 The town of Tomatin is a small village in the Scottish Highlands, about 26…

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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…