Corsair Distillery Tour
Cask Strength Tobermory and Ledaig - A Malt Nuts Meeting
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Corsair Oatrage Review

Corsair Oatrage Review

Corsair Oatrage joins the Corsair Quinoa and Corsair Triple Smoke in my trinity of favorite, not-too-difficult-to-find (at least in LA), Corsair whiskeys. Made from a combination of oats, 6 row malt & coffee malt this unique little whiskey stands head and shoulders above its closest competitor the High West Valley Tan which is is a…

Corsair Triple Smoke Review

Corsair Triple Smoke Review

Corsair Triple Smoke is among my favorite Corsair whiskeys. Like almost everything else they do it’s a unique and interesting take on a standard whiskey, which in this case is a single malt whiskey. Though unlike most single malts, even from Islay, it’s not just peated, it’s smoked. They start by malting 3 batches of…

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey Review

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey Review

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey is one of my three favorite whiskeys coming out of Corsair today and is a great example of Corsair’s dedication to doing things differently. Typically aged for about 5 months and made in 8 barrel batches the Corsair Quinoa Whiskey is made from 80% malted barley and 20% quinoa which begs the…

Corsair Buckyeah Review

Corsair Buckyeah Review

Corsair Buckyeah is one of Corsair’s whiskeys that’s rooted in non-traditional grains. Comprised of 51% buckwheat and 49% malted barley, this buckwheat whiskey stems from one of their many experiments which have included uncommon grains like quinoa, spelt, triticale, blue corn, sorghum, oats, millet and 6-row brewer’s malt to name a few that I saw when visiting…

Orphan Barrel Gifted Horse Review

Orphan Barrel Gifted Horse Review

Recently I got to taste the Orphan Barrel Gifted Horse at the Los Angeles launch party and soon after I got to taste a sample at home which I sipped on while formulating this review. Like the whiskey itself this post is going to be a mix of several things. An quick Orphan Barrel Gifted…

A Tour of The Corsair Distillery

A Tour of The Corsair Distillery

Corsair Distillery is one of my favorite craft distillers in America right now. They’re innovative, they’re interesting, they do unique and weird things, create tasty products and are staffed by some incredibly interesting, and most importantly passionate, people. They’re a rag-tag group of rebels in an industry steeped in tradition who are constantly pushing the…

Cask Strength Tobermory and Ledaig – A Malt Nuts Meeting

Cask Strength Tobermory and Ledaig – A Malt Nuts Meeting

Last week the Malts Nuts gathered once again for our monthly malt meeting where we explore the depths of a single distillery and for this particular meeting we had the Isle of Mull in our malthairs (like crosshairs, but less snipery). Of course the only distillery on the Isle of Mull is Tobermory and if…

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Years Review

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Years Review

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Years is an odd whisky. Not because it tastes weird or anything like that, but because it’s one of three distilleries that sit under the Singleton name. Depending on where you are in the world you can also find Singleton of Glen Ord and Singleton of Glendullan. Diageo made this rather…

1970s Ainslie & Heilbron Clynelish 12 Years Review

1970s Ainslie & Heilbron Clynelish 12 Years Review

I want you to think about why I have the 1970s Ainslie & Heilbron Clynelish 12 Years and the 2015 Diageo Special Release Brora 37 years together in the image above. If you’re a bonafide whisky geek you understood what was going on even before reading this. If you’re not a bonafide whisky geek, and…

Royal Brackla 12 Years Review

Royal Brackla 12 Years Review

Royal Brackla 12 Years is part of Dewars Last Great Malts releases and next to the Craigellachie 13 it’s my 2nd favorite in the line up.This is the “starter malt” of the new Royal Brackla line with a 16 and 21 year old version also coming available a little later this year.Royal Brackla 12 is…