Tag: whisky

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Scotch – Review

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 114.2 Proof Price Point: $85 – $95 for 750 ML Distiller: Ardbeg Distillery Limited   Background It’s nice when distilleries have “special” releases, that are both readily available and not outrageously expensive.  Ardbeg has quite a few of these, ranging from my top-rated Uigeadail to Ardbog.  While all of these are …

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Talisker Storm Scotch – Review

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky 91.6 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Talisker Distillery   Background Talisker is one of those Scotch brands that flies below the radar.  It isn’t big and bold like Ardbeg, and it certainly doesn’t have the high-profile advertising of Laphroaig.  It’s a maritime distillery that has, in …

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Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch – Review

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Laphroaig Triple Wood Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 96 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Laphroaig Distillery   Background I’ve sampled my fair share of Laphroaig whisky, from the 10 Year Old to the 18 Year Old to the Quarter Cask.  All are very good single malts, and have distinct differences between them.  Enter …

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky – Review

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd., Japan   Background I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately of purchasing whiskeys just because they are wildly different than the norm.  I recently saw Corsair Quinoa on the shelf, and had to buy …

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Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch – Review

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Wiliam Grant & Sons Ltd   Background How could you not buy a whisky called Monkey Shoulder?  Especially when it has three little monkeys hanging onto the “shoulder” of the bottle?  Obviously I couldn’t resist, or you wouldn’t be reading …

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McClelland’s Highland Scotch – Review

McClelland's Highland Scotch

McClelland’s Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: T&A McClelland Limited   Background Bottom shelf isn’t always bad.  Certain whiskeys prove that statement – many refute it.  Here in the good old U. S. of A., most of our bottom shelf whiskey is bourbon and other …

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What’s on Your Shelf? (Part 3)

So far, I have posted two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) of “What’s on Your Shelf?”  Since Part 2, I’ve kept a couple, deleted a bunch, and added a few. Here they are: Evan Williams Bourbon Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Single Oak Project Barrel #110 Bourbon Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Tullamore …

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Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Scotch – Review

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Scotch

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML Distiller: The Glenfiddich Distillery   Background As whiskey bloggers, sometimes we sample a distillery’s entry-level expression and that can steer us into appreciating their whiskey, or not wanting to venture further with them.  As they say, first …

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J. Potts Whiskey – Review

J. Potts Whiskey 94 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Manatawny Still Works   Background A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of touring Manatawny Still Works in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (you can read about it here).  As stated in my write-up, I bought a bottle of their J. Potts Whiskey, a …

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Amrut Fusion Indian Whisky – Review

Amrut Fusion Indian Whisky

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky 100 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Amrut Distilleries Limited   Background I had my first experience with Amrut Single Malt Whisky about a year ago.  I took a gamble on a country not known for its single malts, and had no regrets after my first …

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