Tag: single malt

Apr 16

Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: The Old Bushmills Distillery Background Single malt Irish whiskeys are, apparently, on the rise.  Tullamore Dew has one (reviewed here), the new player Hyde has one (reviewed here), and several others sourced from major distilleries have them, as well. …

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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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Nov 14

Hyde 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Hyde 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Hyde 10 Year Old No. 1 Presidents Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $75 – $85 for 750 ML Distiller: Hibernia Distillers Background I have noticed a trend in whiskey.  Not unlike the craft brewing craze, distillers of whiskey have begun trying things that probably would have been frowned upon a few short years …

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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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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 30

Brenne French Whisky – Review

Brenne French Single Malt Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML Distiller: Classic Imports   Background This one is an interesting story.  Brenne French Single Malt Whisky began when Allison Patel decided to begin importing whisky from a small distiller in the heart of Cognac, France.  After a relationship was formed, the …

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Jul 26

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $85 – $95 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background The fourth and final whiskey I am reviewing as part of Castle Brands’ sample portfolio is Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old.  In case you missed previous posts, I have already reviewed Clontarf 1014, …

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Jul 12

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background If you have kept up with my blog in the last several weeks, you will notice that I have been reviewing whiskeys sent to me by Castle Brands.  Four weeks ago, I reviewed …

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Jun 28

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background Two weeks ago I reviewed Clontarf 1014, an Irish whiskey that was sent to me by Castle Brands to review.  This week, I’m stepping it up and trying their single malt Irish, Knappogue …

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Mar 22

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Four Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Tullamore Dew Company Ltd.   Background This past Monday was St. Patrick’s Day, a day in which many people of Irish heritage (and many without a drop of Irish blood in their …

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