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Lismore 21 years Review

Lismore 21 years Review

In my humble opinion the 21 year Lismore Single Malt and the NAS Lismore Single Malt are the only 2 truly worth worth buying when you look at the price you pay and what you get. The NAS Lismore is a great single malt for cocktails or for when company comes over. The Lismore 21…

Lismore 18 years Review

Lismore 18 years Review

Like the 15 I picked up this Lismore 18 years Speyside Single Malt at Trader Joe’s around Thanksgiving of last year. I did it after picking up and trying the Lismore 15 which I felt only so-so about. I felt like it was over priced by about $5-$10 and so I approached this one with…

Lismore 15 years Review

Lismore 15 years Review

I picked up this bottle of Lismore 15 Speyside Single Malt the week before Thanksgiving at Trader Joes. It came in a little gift pack with 2 Glencairns and seemed like a reasonable deal when you consider that Macallan 12 is about $60 now. Plus you know… “free” Glencairns. Being a Mystery Malt I I…

Lismore Single Malt 100 Proof Review

Lismore Single Malt 100 Proof Review

The Lismore 100 Proof is interesting because I’m not picking up any of that ashy earthiness I find in most of the other Lismore releases and so I can’t help but wonder if they used a different source for this one. Being a “mystery malt”, whose source is a closely guarded secret, I have yet…

Lismore Speyside Single Malt Review

Lismore Speyside Single Malt Review

Lismore Single Malt is a “mystery malt” or a “bastard malt” as the Malt Maniacs put it. This basically means that we have no idea where it’s sourced from and the only thing we do know is that William Lundie & Co. are NDPs who are sourcing and bottling Speyside whisky. As far as we…

Kessler American Blended Whiskey Review

Kessler American Blended Whiskey Review

Kessler is an American Blended Whiskey which means it has at least 20% of some kind of straight whiskey blended with neutral grain spirits. Being an ABW it also mens and can also include additional colors and flavors. Kessler Whiskey got it’s start in Colorado back in 1888 by Julius Kessler. Kessler was an old…

Benrinnes 1999 Signatory Vintage 12 Years Review

Benrinnes 1999 Signatory Vintage 12 Years Review

This 1999 vintage of the Benrinnes Single Malt Whisky was aged exclusively in a a single ex-bourbon barrel and comes from a time when Benrinnes still used a partial triple distillation process which they abandoned for the more standard double distillation process in 2007. Benrinnes has no official releases of it’s own and we owe…

Caperdonich 1994 The Sovereign 18 years Review

Caperdonich 1994 The Sovereign 18 years Review

This bottle of Caperdonich Single Malt Whisky comes from the now dead Caperdonich distillery which was mothballed in 2002 and has, obviously, remained silent ever since. Founded in 1898 and originally called Glen Grant #2 because it was built right across the street from the original Glen Grant distillery by J & J Grant. The…

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon Review

This particular single barrel of Henry McKenna was picked out by the gregarious folks at K&L and I’ll cut to the chase here… it’s good. Real good; I’m glad I listened to David OG when he said pick it up. From a taste perspective Henry McKenna bourbon is something I haven’t been too familiar with…

Henry McKenna Bourbon Review

Henry McKenna Bourbon Review

Henry McKenna Bourbon comes to us from the fine folks at Heaven Hill. It uses the same mashbill as Evan Williams and Elijah Craig and Fighting Cock. It’s just younger, bottled at a lower proof and likely aged in a different part of the warehouse than the others. Likely towards the bottom where temperatures don’t…

Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Review

Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Review

There’s no denying it, the Canadians often do whisky differently and the Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve is a prime example of that difference, and how it can be done well. Here in America if we wanted to make a whiskey from rye, corn and barley we’d take all of those grains, mash them up together…

Lot 40 Canadian Whisky Review

Lot 40 Canadian Whisky Review

So this is what Canadian r/ye can taste like… wow. I’m a man who loves his rye whisky, but isn’t necessarily the biggest fan of Canadian Whisky and Lot 40 might be single dramedly changing my mind about the potential in whisky that comes from our friends in the Great White North. Sure Stalk and…

George Dickel Cascade Hollow Whisky Review

George Dickel Cascade Hollow Whisky Review

George Dickel Cascade Hollow was introduced in 2007 as a stopgap to help alleviate the shortage of George Dickel 8 that started to happen around late 2006. This shortage was largely a result of the distillery being shut down from 1999-2003 due to a combination of supply exceeding demand and a wastewater issue. Though it…

Laphroaig 18 Review

Laphroaig 18 Review

What can be said about Laphroaig that I haven’t already said? We all know that I love Laphroaig and this 18 year version is no different and shows off a whole different, softer, sweeter side of Laphroaig who’s typically known for being a big blustery and smoky whisky. The kind of whisky that feels like…

High West Valley Tan Review

High West Valley Tan Review

alley Tan is High West’s first release of their own aged whiskey. It’s 100% their own distillate and is the aged version of their Western Oat Silver Whiskey which is a pretty tasty little dram in it’s own right, but aged it’s pulled on a whole new persona that’s even better than it’s spry youthful…