Tag Archive: whisky

Jul 13

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest 90% Rye Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: The Crown Royal Distilling Company Background Third try’s the charm, right?  This review marks my third Canadian whisky review in a row, a pattern that’s a first for me and likely a last.  Reviewing Canadian Club and Seagram’s …

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Jun 25

Seagram’s V.O. Canadian Whisky

Seagram’s V.O. Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown Background Call me a glutton for punishment, because this is my second review in a row on the bottom shelf of Canadian whiskies.  Last time, we checked out Canadian Club, the iconic brand that, at one point or another, could be …

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Jun 11

Canadian Club Whisky – Review

Canadian Club Whisky

Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Background What an iconic brand.  Canadian Club may not be what you think of when you think of top-quality whisky, but there’s no doubt it has a history all its own.  While Canadian whiskies may not …

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May 28

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon – Review

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Co. Background The whiskey business is gimmicky.  And I’m ashamed to say it, but it seems that most of these gimmicks are coming straight from the U. S. of A.  Enter Jim Beam …

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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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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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Apr 03

Thistle Finch White Rye Whiskey – Review

Thistle Finch Small Batch White Rye Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: Thistle Finch Distilling LLC   Background I recently posted a review of Bomberger’s, a sourced whiskey that I purchased at Thistle Finch distillery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  While I was there with my wife, we purchased a bottle of the distillery’s …

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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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Feb 20

Bomberger’s Whiskey – Review

Bomberger's Whiskey

Bomberger’s Distillery American Straight Whiskey 86 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Bomberger’s Distillery   Background The story of Bomberger’s is an interesting one.  I first heard of this whiskey on Twitter, and realized it was being bottled (not distilled) at Thistle Finch Distillery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – not far from where I live. …

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