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James E Pepper Rye Review

James E Pepper Rye Review

Modern James E Pepper Rye (aka James E Pepper 1776 Rye) has nothing to do with the iconic brand that started in 1780 and stopped production in 1958. The new stuff isn’t being sourced from MGP by a family member or restarted by someone who worked there in the 50s or anything like that. The…

Glenmorangie Spios Review

Glenmorangie Spios Review

I’ve often wondered what a single malt Scotch completely aged in rye whiskey barrels would taste like and thanks to the Glenmorangie Spios I now know what a classic Speyside aged in rye barrels becomes. Now if we can just get someone like Talisker and Kilchoman to use them so we can see what happens…

2008 Sovereign Aultmore 9 Years Review

2008 Sovereign Aultmore 9 Years Review

This 2008 Sovereign Aultmore 9 Years is a single cask picked by K&L and bottled for them by Hunter Laing under The Sovereign label. It’s a spry 9-years-old, but it spent all of those years in a first-fill ex-sherry cask that’s given it a gorgeous color, aroma and flavor. For more details on the whisky…

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 545 Review

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 545 Review

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 545 is another SiB Wild Turkey pick by the guys at K&L. The David’s know what they’re doing and since I don’t think this exactly needs a major intro I’ll let them do the talking. In K&L’s Words: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 545 “We know that Wild Turkey is producing some…

Four Roses OBSQ K&L Single Barrel Review

Four Roses OBSQ K&L Single Barrel Review

This Four Roses OBSQ K&L Single Barrel was their March 4th 2016 selection and I’m just now opening. So yes, this specific one is not available at the moment, but if you like the sound of it they have an OESQ single barrel which they currently show a couple bottles of being available. So while…

Why Are Ads Suddenly Showing Up On TWJ?

Why Are Ads Suddenly Showing Up On TWJ?

Looking around the site you might have noticed that suddenly there are ads showing up on TWJ and if you’ve been reading the site for a while you might wonder why. Well, there are five main reasons. When TWJ was smaller I could use a small cheap host who cost me about $10 / month…

George Dickel Single Barrel 7234K1002 Review

George Dickel Single Barrel 7234K1002 Review

George Dickel Single Barrel 7234K1002 is another stellar example of the beauty of George Dickel and ability of the Davids to pick fine casks of whiskey. Which I’ll let them tell you all about right now. In K&L’s Words: George Dickel Single Barrel 7234K1002 “When you talk to passionate Bourbon drinkers today, most of them…

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 550 Review

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 550 Review

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel 550 is a single barrel of Wild Turkey aged for 10+ years and bottled for K&L which is a release I look forward to every year. Well, these and the K&L Four Roses releases. I know most people these days will flock and frett over the Pappy releases, but it’s so…

Old Beezer 10 Years Review

Old Beezer 10 Years Review

Old Beezer 10 Years is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon from the ever mysterious NDP Frank-Lin who sometimes talks about their whiskey… and sometimes doesn’t. Sometimes there are details… sometimes there aren’t. This is the weird weird world of NDP whiskey “producers”. In Frank-Lin’s Words: Old Beezer 10 Years They don’t talk about this one on…

1997 Old Taylor 6 Years Review

1997 Old Taylor 6 Years Review

I found this 1997 Old Taylor 6 Years on a dusty hunt here in Los Angeles and it was one of those finds that seemed innocuous at first, but led to a really cool experience. More on that in a minute, first a little about the brand. Old Taylor has been around since the 1880s…

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