Tag Archive: whisky

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 26

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky – Review

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd., Japan   Background I really enjoy trying whiskeys from around the world.  I find it fascinating how other cultures interpret the category, and how they put their own spin (and terroir) on what they …

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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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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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Oct 31

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Madeira Cask Rye – Review

WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 86 Proof Price Point: $125 – $135 for 750 ML Distiller: WhistlePig Farm Background WhistlePig has taken some heat over the years.  I won’t get into the details here, as a simple Google search should satisfy your curiosity.  That being said, there’s no doubt that their whiskey is still good …

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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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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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