Tag: whisky

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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Aug 08

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey – Review

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey

Kinsey 7 Year Old Whiskey 86.8 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: The New Liberty Distillery   Background I cannot say I know all that much about this whiskey, despite its close proximity to where I live.  I was sent a small sample and an online folder with images and a press …

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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 28

Little Barrel Bourbon – Review

Little Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 84 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 375 ML Distiller: Black Button Distilling   Background Maturing whiskey in smaller than usual barrels has become a bit of a trend in the industry.  We’ve seen this in Scotch whisky, specifically Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Ardmore Traditional Cask.  Now a relatively new craft distiller …

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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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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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Apr 18

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon – Review

Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Four Roses Distillery LLC   Background Some brands in the whiskey world have a very loyal following.  Sometimes it has to do with their extravagant marketing, sometimes it’s the lore around their distillery, and sometimes it’s just …

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