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Tomintoul 27 years Review

Tomintoul 27 years Review

Tomintoul 27 years is no longer available from Tomintoul and has instead been replaced by its slightly younger sibling the Tomintoul 25. Through careful forensic analysis and the use of complicated literary algorithms I’ve been able to reconstruct what I believe to be a reasonable approximation to how the distillery might have described this simple…

Yamazaki 12 Years Review

Yamazaki 12 Years Review

Yamazaki 12 Years was the flagship whisky from the Yamazaki distillery in Japan. At Suntory they use a unique aging process that involves Spanish, American (ex-Bourbon) and Japanese (Mizunara) oak. This gives the whisky a unique character all its own and when it was available at a not-absurd price I enjoyed picking up a bottle…

Tomintoul Peaty Tang Review

Tomintoul Peaty Tang Review

Tomintoul Peaty Tang is one of the few whiskies in the Tomintoul line that aren’t “lovingly crafted” from something according to their site. This whisky gets its name from the peated barley they use to create it and is a lower proof replacement for their previous peaty dram the Old Ballantruan. Even when it comes…

Tomintoul 16 Review

Tomintoul 16 Review

Tomintoul 16 “has been lovingly crafted, from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for at least sixteen years”… hmm I feel like I’ve heard that before. Oh that’s right, that’s because it’s how they describe every single whisky they put out. Everything is lovingly crafted and done using only the finest whatever…

Tomintoul 14 Review

Tomintoul 14 Review

Tomintoul 14 is the same old ex-bourbon whisky as the Tomintoul 10 years, but it’s aged for at least 14 years, is delivered at a respectable 46%, non-chill filtered and with only natural coloring. With how dark their ex-bourbon 10 year old was I had an inkling that they added caramel coloring to it and…

Tomintoul 12 Oloroso Finish Review

Tomintoul 12 Oloroso Finish Review

Tomintoul 12 Oloroso Finish is the same whisky that’s in the Tomintoul 10 just aged for 2 more years and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. Though Tomintoul doesn’t just choose any casks for this oh no, it’s “…lovingly crafted, from a selection of the finest Oloroso sherry casks, and aged for at least 12 years.”…

Tomintoul 10 Review

Tomintoul 10 Review

Tomintoul 10 is the flagship release from the Tomintoul distillery and despite its dark appearance -me thinks some e150 was used here- it comes from 100% ex-Bourbon casks. Though not any ordinary ex-bourbon casks, oh no Sir this whisky has been “…lovingly crafted from a selection of the finest bourbon casks” per the on-site marketing speak….

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky is the rye component of what would normally go into Canadian Club whisky. A typical Canadian whisky is made of corn, rye and barley that are each distilled and aged separately and then blended together before bottling. This blend is sometimes then put into other barrels for finishing or additional…

Troy and Sons Oak Reserve Review

Troy and Sons Oak Reserve Review

Troy and Sons Oak Reserve is an interesting whiskey. It’s made using Crooked Creek Corn, an heirloom variety of white corn (non-GMO), and nothing else except water. To get the starch to convert to sugar for the yeast to do its fermentation they utilize a separate enzyme in the fermentation process. Being a 100% corn…

1978 Cadenheads Linkwood 18 Years Review

1978 Cadenheads Linkwood 18 Years Review

1978 Cadenheads Linkwood 18 Years is an interesting bottling of Linkwood. I can’t say that my Linkwood experience is incredibly deep, but it does fall in line with the other Linkwoods I’ve had. All of which, like this one, have come from independent bottlers. I’ve had a dynamite Samaroli Linkwood, a Chieftain’s Linkwood I didn’t…