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Pow-wow Botanical Rye Review

Pow-wow Botanical Rye Review

There is flavored whiskey… and then there is this. The Pow-Wow Botanical Rye is a very unique beast put out by the Georgetown Trading Co. who claim to draw inspiration from the Pow-wow’s of old to create this whiskey. Supposedly back in ye olden settler times it was customary to combine rye whiskey with herbs…

Glenfiddich Malt Masters Sherry Cask Review

Glenfiddich Malt Masters Sherry Cask Review

To create the Sherry Cask Malt Master’s Edition the boys at Glenfiddich first distilled up some of their traditional new-make and then dumped it into some ex-bourbon barrels, like they do everyday, and then let them age for 6-8 years. They then dumped the whisky into some ex-sherry casks and let it continue to mellow…

Muirhead’s Silver Seal 16 Review

Muirhead’s Silver Seal 16 Review

The Silver Seal 8 was a colossal disappointment in my opinion, so how does it fare when it’s been aged twice as long? Better, I’d even say it’s good, but it’s still not great. I guess that’s why it’s a 16 year that is only $45. All of the big names that have whisky around…

Muirhead’s Silver Seal 8 Review

Muirhead’s Silver Seal 8 Review

The Silver Seal 8 is such a light whisky it’s almost obscene. It’s actually hitting a point of lightness that’s distracting because I find myself hunting and searching for more flavor and more depth and it just refuses to come through. It feels like the whisky is purposely messing with me. Which, if you can’t…

Laphroaig Select Review

Laphroaig Select Review

Recently the lads at Laphroaig got the idea to take some traditional Laphroaig juice, which is aged in ex-bourbon barrels and give it an additional or “final” maturation in brand new American Oak barrels. During this maturation the barrels spent at least 6 months in the warmest parts of the Laphroaig warehouse (ie highest) during…

Laphroaig Triple Wood Review

Laphroaig Triple Wood Review

The Laphroaig Triple Wood is basically the Laphroaig Quarter Cask that’s been finished in Oloroso sherry butts. Which means they take their traditional Laphroaig juice and then first age it in ex-bourbon barrels (wood 1), then they take some of that bourbon barrel juice and put it into their specially made quarter casks to age…

FEW Rye Whiskey Review

FEW Rye Whiskey Review

  I can’t say I always agree with Whisky Advocate, the World Whisky Awards or the Beverage Tasting Institute, but FEW Rye being an amazing whiskey is something I agree with them on 1,000%. I had this rye for the first time a few months ago at the Sassafras Saloon here in Los Angeles and…

FEW Bourbon Whiskey Review

FEW Bourbon Whiskey Review

Awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2014, the FEW Bourbon is a high-rye bourbon from Illinois that uses a “special peppery yeast” to give it a little something extra to bring up the spice level and add a new dimension to the whiskey. It’s also aged in, relatively, young Minnesota oak barrels…

Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Review

Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Review

The no-water-added cask strength brother of the mighty Laphroaig 10. Clocking in at a whopping 114.4 proof this bruiser of whisky is as close as you can get to tasting it straight from the barrel in the comfort of your own home. However this is not a single barrel. They still take a bunch of…

Laphroaig 10 Review

Laphroaig 10 Review

  When the flagship product tastes this good, you know you’re dealing with a quality brand. The distillery got it’s start in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and was run by the family till 1954 (139 years) when the last member of the family died without an heir. This lead to it brand changing…

Glenlivet Archive 21 Review

Glenlivet Archive 21 Review

Brass tacks, The Glenlivet Archive 21 is among my favorite, readily accessible, single malt scotches and everything about it makes me feel giddy inside. There is a subtle poetry to this whisky. The balance, the taste, the smell, the feel. Everything about it makes me happy I have taste buds and a working olfactory system….

Glenlivet Nadurra Review

Glenlivet Nadurra Review

The first time I had Glenlivet Nadurra was at my farewell party when I left my job at a search agency and despite being one of many drinks that evening I could distinctly remember liking it. The second time I sipped on some Nadurra I was at a friends house and we drank it from…

Glenlivet 18 Review

Glenlivet 18 Review

My most memorable experience with Glenlivet 18 started with the image above. Some work friends and I secured the company’s beach house for a day and a half of remote working and relaxation. We arrived at about 3 p.m. on a Thursday and by 1 am that bottle was killed by the 3 whisky drinkers…

Glenlivet 12 Review

Glenlivet 12 Review

Established in 1824 the Glenlivet distillery has been a favorite single malt for many generations of drinkers around the world. Currently it’s the #1 selling single malt Scotch brand here in America and #2 in the world. It’s an unpeated malt whisky that’s light, accessible, tasty, easy to drink and a shade boring. A starting…

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Review

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Review

The Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is single barrel Wild Turkey 101 that has a bit more age to it and, being a single barrel, it also means that unless you get something from the same barrel as me, you’re going to have a slightly different experience. It also means that while I rate this one…