Category: Reviews

Michter’s Unblended American Whiskey – Review

Michter's Unblended American Whiskey

Michter’s Small Batch Unblended American Whiskey 83.4 Proof Price Point: $30 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Michter’s American Whiskey Co.   Background My wife and I are easy targets for whiskey marketers.  When we go into a liquor store, 50% of the time we have an idea of what we’re looking for.  The other 50% of …

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Ardbeg 10 Year Old Scotch – Review

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Scotch

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92 Proof Price Point: $50-$60 for 750 ML Distiller: Ardbeg Distillery Limited   Background I never thought I would enjoy Ardbeg. My first experience with it was about two years ago.  My father was educating me on Scotch for the first time, starting with Highland malts and progressing …

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Yamazaki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky – Review

Yamazaki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky

The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Aged 12 Years 86 Proof Price Point: $45-$55 for 750 ML Distiller: Yamazaki Distillery (Produced by Suntory)   Background It isn’t very often that I’m giddy to purchase a whiskey.  My wife will tell you that the second I saw Yamazaki on the shelf of our local liquor store, my eyes lit up.  …

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Van Winkle 12 Year Old Bourbon – Review

Van Winkle 12 Year Old Bourbon

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90.4 Proof Price Point: $80-$90 for 750 ML Distiller: Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery   Background The Van Winkle name carries a lot of weight in the whiskey world.  With a relatively small portfolio of highly sought-after whiskeys, this distillery has proven that many …

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Benchmark Bourbon – Review

Benchmark Bourbon

McAfee’s Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $20-$25 for 1.75 L Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Because this is my first review, I wanted to choose a special whiskey.  Other bloggers would have chosen something rare, something expensive.  Something intangible for the average twenty-something whiskey drinker. Not …

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