Tag: barrel proof

Mar 05

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon – Review

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 113.3 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 375 ML Distiller: Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc.   Background Ever walk into a liquor store, not knowing what you are going to buy.  And before you can even glimpse at the shelf, you see something exciting, sitting on the end cap, almost …

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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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Nov 28

Willett Small Batch Rye Whiskey – Review

Willett Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey 111.8 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: The Willett Distillery   Background I published a review of a Willett whiskey back in August 2013.  It was their Bourbon, which was very unique and intriguing.  It seems that the Willett portfolio has become coveted among the whiskey industry, almost …

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May 16

Stagg Jr. Bourbon – Review

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 132.1 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Oh boy.  This is an exciting day.  I have the pleasure to review one of the more hyped bourbons in recent years.  Stagg Jr. is a barrel proof bourbon, a little brother, if you will, of …

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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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Feb 22

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon – Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 108.2 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Austin, Nichols Distilling Company   Background One of the great things about writing a blog is that I get to have back-and-forth dialogue with my readers about whiskey.  It’s not just a one-way conversation …

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Dec 28

Blackadder 1966 Ben Nevis Distillery Scotch – Review

Blackadder 1966 Ben Nevis Distillery Raw Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky 99.4 Proof Price Point: Unknown for 750 ML Distiller: Ben Nevis Distillery   Background Last time, I reviewed Blackadder Ben Nevis Distillery 32 Year Old.  The 90 proofer ranks pretty high on my all-time list (90 out of 100), and is certainly deserving of …

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Nov 30

Blairfindy 1976 Natural Strength Sherry Cask Scotch – Review

Blairfindy 1976 Natural Strength Sherry Cask Single Speyside Malt Whisky 102.2 Proof Price Point: Unknown for 750 ML Distiller: Blairfindy (Glenfarclas)   Background A Google search of “Blairfindy” will yield some interesting results.  According to the Blackadder website, “Blairfindy is a single malt from the only family owned distillery on Speyside at Marypark, Ballindalloch.  For …

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Aug 10

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon – Review

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 134.5 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: Old Fashioned Copper Distillery   Background There’s just something about barrel proof bourbons that make me happy.  And not just because of the alcohol content (I know some of you were thinking that).  It’s …

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Feb 27

Does Higher Alcohol Content Mean More Value?

Macallan Cask Strength Detail

I wrote a post a little while back called “The Truth About Proof”, which (if you read it) would lead you to believe that more alcohol means more flavor.  But, in my opinion there’s much more to it than that. Considering that very few, if any, whiskeys are extracted from the cask at the standard …

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