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Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Review

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Review

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is cool for a couple reasons. #1 they distill it all themselves so it’s representing a true house style (ha) and a representation of what they’re able to do. #2 it’s unique. In House Spirit’s Words: Westward American Single Malt Whiskey “Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is a grain-to-glass celebration…

Redemption 9 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon Review

Redemption 9 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon Review

Redemption 9 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon is a sourced MGP whiskey that’s been aged for 9 years and bottled at full cask strength / barrel proof. That means there’s been no water added and it’s in its most unfiltered and unadulterated state outside of sticking your glass straight into the barrel. In Redemptions’s Words: Redemption…

Bedtime Bourbon Review

Bedtime Bourbon Review

Bedtime Bourbon is a sourced whiskey who is straight up about that and doesn’t even attempt to hide it, which is awesome. No shitty backstory, no overwrought theatrics, not deception, no stupid stories, just good sourced whiskey bottled and served. The only thing they could do to make this better would be to offer it…

Auchentoshan Bartender’s Blend Review

Auchentoshan Bartender’s Blend Review

Auchentoshan Bartender’s Blend is an interesting take on a brand that’s woefully underrepresented here on TWJ. I’ve had a ton of their core range in my life, but it’s never been in a situation where I could taste, take notes and get decent photos and so thisAuchentoshan Bartender’s Blend is only the second Auchentoshan I’ve ever…

Little Book Whiskey Review

Little Book Whiskey Review

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” is the latest release from Jim Beam, is the brainchild of Fred’s son Freddie and named after Booker’s (Fred’s Dad) name for Freddie… Little Book. This release, called The Easy, is the first in a new annual series and the essential idea behind these releases will be that each year it will…

1970s Black Bull Review

1970s Black Bull Review

Oh hell yeah, we’re tasting 1970s Black Bull today! Black Bull whisky is a blended Scotch put out by Duncan Taylor that has been around for over 150 years and is a semi-legend in the whisky world. What we’re tasting today is the standard Black Bull that was put out by the George Willsher &…

Laphroaig 27 Review

Laphroaig 27 Review

Laphroaig 27 is the second release in Laphroaig’s yearly super-premium release series with last year’s Laphroaig 32 being the first. Unlike the 32, and what some of the oddly color photos online would suggest, this whisky was aged in ex-bourbon casks and not sherry casks. Which gives the whisky a totally different profile than last…

EH Taylor Rye Review

EH Taylor Rye Review

EH Taylor Rye is a creation of the venerable distillery Buffalo Trace and as far as decently priced sipping ryes go, it’s not too shabby. I think the price is a tad high, but given the popularity and scarcity of aged rye, it’s really not too terrible. Also being a bonded product, keep in mind…

Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky Review

Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky Review

I’m not a huge fan of That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Nothing they put out fully resonates with me and I always end up feeling let down by what I’m drinking and this Boutique-y 50-Year-Old Blended Whisky is no different. At this point I’m completely over this brand and no matter what they put out I’ll…

Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years

Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years

This sample of Macallan Cask Strength 10 Years supposedly comes from a late 80s bottle. I couldn’t find a timeline of when this whisky started showing up in-market, but I always thought it was the early 90s. The buddy who gave me this sample knows his whisky so I’m going to assume he’s correct in…

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