Category: Reviews

Oct 18

Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky – Review

Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Rye Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Pernod Ricard USA   Background Social media has granted us all access to a wealth of information, some factual and some biased.  I started seeing hype for Lot 40 Canadian Whisky about a year …

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Oct 03

Ron Zacapa Centenario Rum – Review

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Solera Gran Reserva Rum 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Rum Creation & Products Inc. Background During the summer, I find myself straying from whiskey (only sometimes) and reaching for a nice glass of rum.  The only non-whiskey I have reviewed on this blog is Brugal 1888, …

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Sep 19

MSW Small Batch Whiskey – Review

Manatawny Still Works Small Batch Whiskey 94 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Manatawny Still Works   Background Manatawny Still Works is a relatively new micro-distillery in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, not far from where I live.  I had the pleasure of touring their facility (which you can read about here), as well as reviewing …

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Sep 05

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey – Review

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML Distiller: Corsair Artisan LLC   Background I’m becoming quite familiar with the whiskeys coming out of Corsair Artisan.  I’ve spent time (and money) trying to convert their Wry Moon unaged whiskey into a mini-barrel-aged whiskey.  I’ve enjoyed the complexity of Triple Smoke, and I continue to …

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Aug 22

Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch – Review

Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch

Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Auchentoshan Distillery Background Just over two years ago, I reviewed Auchentoshan Classic, the entry-level whisky from the namesake, Lowlands distillery.  It scored very well by my standards, despite my concern over its triple-distillation and my inexperience with whiskies south …

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Aug 08

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey – Review

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey 86.8 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: The New Liberty Distillery   Background I cannot say I know all that much about this whiskey, despite its close proximity to where I live.  I was sent a small sample and an online folder with images and a press …

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Jul 25

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Scotch – Review

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley Classic Laddie Scotch

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley / The Classic Laddie Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Bruichladdich Distillery Background I spent all of last week at the beach with my wife’s family.  Before heading down, my tradition is to bring a bottle of Scotch and a bottle of rum.  The …

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Jul 11

Aberlour 12 Year Old Scotch – Review

Aberlour 12 Year Old Scotch

Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Matured Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Aberlour Distillery Company Ltd.   Background I love me a sherry-finished whisky.  Macallan 12 Year Old and Glenmorangie Lasanta are two of the regulars on my shelf.  When Aberlour 12 Year Old finally made …

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Jun 28

Little Barrel Bourbon – Review

Little Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 84 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 375 ML Distiller: Black Button Distilling   Background Maturing whiskey in smaller than usual barrels has become a bit of a trend in the industry.  We’ve seen this in Scotch whisky, specifically Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Ardmore Traditional Cask.  Now a relatively new craft distiller …

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Jun 13

Tomatin 12 Year Old Scotch – Review

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Tomatin 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: The Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd.   Background Akin to Bulleit Bourbon, and other whiskies I have commented on similarly, Tomatin 12 Year Old is a whisky I have seen frequently on the shelf but never had a compelling …

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