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Elijah Craig 12 Years Single Barrel Review

Elijah Craig 12 Years Single Barrel Review

Elijah Craig 12 Years Single Barrel sports the old EC12 label with the big 12 emblazoned on the front. This bottle however differs significantly from the regular EC12 that used to adorn liquor store shelves because instead of being a combination of about 200 barrels this comes from a single barrel, like it says above….

Malt Nuts: Deconstructing Glenfiddich

Malt Nuts: Deconstructing Glenfiddich

On a recent Monday night, yes you read that right… Monday, the Malt Nuts gathered together once again to sip their way through another distillery. This time we set our sights on Glenfiddich. Though this time there was a twist and that twist was the presence of the Glenfiddich rep who eloquently, and animatedly, walked us…

Elijah Craig 12 Review

Elijah Craig 12 Review

This Elijah Craig 12 years is the pre-cursor to the now NAS Elijah Craig Small Batch that adorns the shelves. This bottle is from the releases where they moved the 12 year age statement from the front of the bottle to the back. This movement towards NAS is part of a growing trend in the…

Elijah Craig Small Batch Review

Elijah Craig Small Batch Review

Elijah Craig Small Batch is the modern No Age Statement (NAS) version of what used to be the Elijah Craig 12 years and is now supposedly a combination of 8 and 12-year-old barrels. That’s not the only change either. To accompany the label change, and the loss of age-statement. Elijah Criag Small Batch is now…

Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey Review

Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey Review

When I first heard about the Single Cask Nation Wild Turkey I looked at my buddy Josh (you read that right) and said “Excuse me what now? Did you just say SCN bottled a single cask, cask strength, Wild Turkey?” to which he replied “Yeah, that’s what I just said”. Being a massive Wild Turkey…

Jim Beam High Rye Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam High Rye Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam High Rye Harvest Bourbon can essentially be thought of as an 11-year-old Old Grand-Dad. I don’t believe that they’d include it in their experimental series if that’s all it was, so there has to be something different. The traditional Old Grand-Dad mashbill is 63% Corn, 27% Rye, 10% Malted Barley so I’m assuming…

Jim Beam Triticale Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Triticale Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Triticale Harvest Bourbon uses one of the most uncommon of the non-traditional grains used in the Jim Beam Harvest Bourbon experiments. I’ve seen it used in other bourbons, like the phenomenal Corsair Grainiac, but I’ve never had a bourbon where it’s sitting second stage to the corn. Though once I found out what exactly…

Jim Beam Whole Rolled Oat Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Whole Rolled Oat Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Whole Rolled Oat Harvest Bourbon stems from the same experiments as the rest of the Harvest Collection and supposedly eschews the use of rye for the use of whole rolled oats. These experiments are a lot of dun to taste and highlight two different things. #1 The impact of rye on the traditional…

Jim Beam Six Row Barley Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Six Row Barley Harvest Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Six Row Barley Harvest Bourbon is one of the six bourbons Jim Beam released in their Signature Craft Harvest Bourbon Collection. The other 5 being made from soft red wheat, brown rice, triticale, whole rolled oats and a “high rye” which tastes a lot like Old Grand-Dad. Per Jim Beam the bourbons in…

SoCal Whiskey Club: 8 Blind Ryes Tasting

SoCal Whiskey Club: 8 Blind Ryes Tasting

A little while back we had a meeting at the SCWC where we grabbed 8 premium level rye whiskeys and poured them blind for the club members. This meeting was a thought experiment – a sensory experiment. Something to challenge pre-conceptions and beliefs about the whiskey we love to drink. Since I helped organize it, and so…