Category: Scotch

May 14

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Scotch – Review

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Scotch

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reseve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: The Glenfiddich Distillery Background Glenfiddich is a big producer of single malt Scotch.  I’ve sampled most of their range.  When the 14 Year Old arrived on the shelf in my local liquor store, I noticed that …

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Apr 30

Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch – Review

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Glenlivet Distillery Background We’re seeing a trend in whisky, moving from a shelf full of 8 year, 12 year, 18 year old whiskies, to a shelf where numbers are difficult to find.  This leads us to believe that distillers …

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Jan 23

Glenmorangie Tùsail Scotch – Review

Glenmorangie Tusail Scotch

Glenmorangie Tùsail Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 92 Proof Price Point: $95 – $105 for 750 ML Distiller: The Glenmorangie Distillery Background Glenmorangie is an interesting distillery.  Lasanta and Quinta Ruban are two of my favorites, but their 10 Year Old is, well, pretty dull.  I was recently gifted Tùsail, their no-age-statement release from their Private Edition selection. …

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Jan 10

Port Charlotte Islay Barley Scotch – Review

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 100 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Bruichladdich Distillery Background I’m a big fan of the Bruichladdich Distillery.  I have reviewed a couple of their whiskies, and have found myself impressed.  However, to this point I have not had an opportunity …

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Dec 12

Aberlour A’bunadh Scotch – Review

Aberlour A'bunadh Scotch

Aberlour A’bunadh Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 121.4 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: Aberlour Distillery Company Ltd.   Background Back in July, I reviewed Aberlour 12 Year Old, the smaller (not necessarily younger) brother of today’s review, Aberlour A’bunadh.  I’ve been excited to try this one for some time now, as …

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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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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 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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May 02

Glenlivet Nádurra Oloroso Scotch – Review

The Glenlivet Nádurra Oloroso Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky 121.4 Proof Price Point: $85 – $95 for 750 ML Distiller: The Glenlivet Distillery   Background Sometimes things are “greater than the sum of their parts”, to use a cliché term.  What this means is that when you add individual components together, the value extracted is larger …

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