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2009 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 8 Years Review

2009 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 8 Years Review

2009 Single Cask Nation Ben Nevis 8 Years is a lovely little whisky hailing from the Ben Nevis distillery which has been pumping out whisky since 1825. It’s not one of the most well known distilleries outside of the whisky geek realm, but they produce some mighty tasty whisky. It was founded by “Long John”…

Wyoming Whiskey Batch 37 Review

Wyoming Whiskey Batch 37 Review

I remember the first bottle of Wyoming Whiskey I got a few years back, batch 18. It started out ok but became increasingly worse the longer it was open. I was sure WW was on a doomed track. Then they made some changes, got a new master distiller and a new blender among other things…

16 Year Old Collector’s Item Bourbon Review

16 Year Old Collector’s Item Bourbon Review

There’s just not a whole lot about this 16 Year Old Collector’s Item Bourbon online. The only real information I could find is that Dowling has a tumultuous history. Owned by a number of different people and at one point being just bottlers. The Dowling brand appears to now be owned by Heaven Hill, but unfortunately…

IW Harper 15 Review

IW Harper 15 Review

I.W. Harper 15 is interesting and not just because it’s a decent bourbon. The I.W. Harper Brand extends back to 1872 and was originally put out by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim. Like many brands it has changed hands several times over the years; its current owner is Diageo who’s using whiskey sourced from the Bernheim Distillery…

Eagle Rare Bourbon Review

Eagle Rare Bourbon Review

Can you believe this is the first time I’m reviewing the regular Eagle Rare Bourbon release? I’ve done the old Eagle Rare 101 and an Eagle Rare single barrel, but this is the first time I’ve sat down and done a review of the plane jane Eagle Rare Bourbon that’s on the shelves. Funny how…

Basil Hayden’s Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye is the latest new / special release from Jim Beam and, unlike the Booker’s Rye, it utilizes their traditional rye mashbill. A mashbill they keep secret, but is thought to be just barely over 51% rye. It’s the same basic rye whiskey that’s in the Knob Creek Rye and the Jim Beam…

Whistlepig Farmstock Rye Review

Whistlepig Farmstock Rye Review

Whistlepig Farmstock Rye is the first major market release WhistlePig has put out, though it’s not entirely their own whiskey. It’s a blend of their own young and rough spirit with some mid-range aged Canadian rye and some older Canadian rye. It’s a scenario that High West has managed to pull off quite well in…

The New MGP Mashbills Have Turned Four

The New MGP Mashbills Have Turned Four

A little over 4 years ago (April of 2013) MGP announced they had started distilling 6 new mashbills. This is significant because they now have stock that’s over 4 years of age and it’s going to be more attractive to NDPs who may or may not be forthcoming about where it comes from. I wouldn’t…

GR Sharpe Old Style Whiskey Review

GR Sharpe Old Style Whiskey Review

G.R. Sharpe Old Style Whiskey is a pre-prohibition whiskey distilled by the Harry Wilken Distillery who started up during the whiskey expansion of the early 20th century and was condemned to death, like so many others, by prohibition. Only living from 1906 – 1919 this little distillery didn’t have much of a chance to show what…

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond is the same whiskey that goes in to Evan Williams Bonded, but it ’s aged for 6 years instead of the customary 4 years. This whiskey is known to loose its age statement now and then when stocks run low, but it’s a fairly reliable whiskey so long as you…

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