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The Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

The Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

The Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey is a “collaboration” between the band and FEW out of Evanston, Il. Though I’m not really sure what exactly the collaboration is. From the press release, a portion of which is below, it seems like this is just some FEW rye whiskey that has a Flaming Lips label on…

Caol Ila 12 Years Review

Caol Ila 12 Years Review

I know there’s more than a few of you out there that are seeing this and saying “about damn time you review the Caol Ila 12 Years”. I know because I’ve gotten emails and messages asking when I was going to get to it and well… here it is. The Caol Ila 12 Years along…

1999 Connoisseur’s Choice Caol Ila 10 Years Review

1999 Connoisseur’s Choice Caol Ila 10 Years Review

1999 Connoisseur’s Choice Caol Ila 10 Years is the 3rd stop in our trek to 12 and it’s interesting to see how minor the overall difference in quality is between this and the 7-Year-Old Caol Ila. I was expecting something with a bit more depth, a bit more maturity, a bit more oomph behind it….

Malt Nuts: Clynelish Tasting Part 2

Malt Nuts: Clynelish Tasting Part 2

It’s been a while since I posted a Malt Nuts meeting notes and that’s not because we haven’t been having them, but because I got crazy busy at work and barely had enough time to make regular postings let alone assemble the notes from awesome events like this Clynelish tasting. This is also why there…

2007 The Ultimate Caol Ila 7 Years Review

2007 The Ultimate Caol Ila 7 Years Review

The Ultimate is a NDP from The Netherlands that focuses on Scotch similar to Signatory, Gordon & Macphail or Cadenhead’s. They source casks of whisky they think will do well on the market and then put them out into the northern part of the world. I bought this 2007 The Ultimate Caol Ila 7 Years…

2008 Hepburn’s Choice Caol Ila 5 Years Review

2008 Hepburn’s Choice Caol Ila 5 Years Review

This 2008 Hepburn’s Choice Caol Ila 5 Years was the first Hepburn’s I ever bought. Hepburn’s Choice is a fairly new NDP and even newer to the USA and California with K&L being a major patron of theirs. A lot of their offerings tend to be on the younger side of things but end up…

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Review

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Review

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece is an “extra aged” Jim Beam bourbon that’s been finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, bottled at 100 Proof and is a throwback to the original Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece that Fred’s dad Booker released back in 99. Finished in cognac barrels, the original languished on the shelves for years due…

Jim Beam Single Barrel Review

Jim Beam Single Barrel Review

Jim Beam Single Barrel both is and isn’t the same whiskey as Knob Creek Single Barrels. Everything that goes into Knob Creek and Booker’s comes from the centers of the warehouses while all of the rest of Jim Beam products come from the top, bottom and sides of the warehouses. This single barrel comes from…

Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy Review

Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy Review

Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy isn’t a finished bourbon, it’s actually a Jim Beam Bourbon that’s had “Rare Spanish Brandy” added to it. This addition of Spanish Brandy means it no longer qualifies as a bourbon and is instead labeled as a “Bourbon Whiskey Finished With: Rare Spanish Brandy” and the term Straight is never…

Booker’s Bourbon Off Your Rocker Review

Booker’s Bourbon Off Your Rocker Review

Booker’s Bourbon Off Your Rocker is the fifth edition of the Booker’s Roundtable series for 2016 and like all of the other ones I’ve had. I really enjoy it. To me the Booker’s series truly captures the depth, elegance and brute beauty of Jim Beam. It’s a celebration of the distillery and consistently releases the best…