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Balvenie Peat Week Review

Balvenie Peat Week Review

Balvenie Peat Week is a celebration of peat in a region that doesn’t use much of the stuff. Yes there are several Speyside distilleries that use peat regularly but on the whole they’re a very small minority and so tasting a peated Speyside is a bit of a treat. Especially when it’s from such a… Continue!

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Review

Being a big fan of the regular Machir Bay I leapt straight to K&L’s site the second this Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength was announced. A fully un-cut representation of their flagship whisky aged in 90% Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels and 10% Sherry barrels. What’s not to love about it? In K&L’s Words: Kilchoman Machir… Continue!

Kilchoman Single Sherry Cask Review

Kilchoman Single Sherry Cask Review

The full name of this whisky is the Kilchoman Impex Cask Evolution Single Sherry Cask, but that’s just too damn long so I’m just calling it the Kilchoman Single Sherry Cask whisky. Looking through my notes this is the 5th single sherry cask Kilchoman I’ve had and it hits about middle of the pack. Yes… Continue!

Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Cask Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Cask Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay Single Cask is an ex-bourbon barrel pick selected by my favorite liquor store K&L and is the first time I haven’t been in love with one of their picks. But that’s the gamble of single casks. They can be the most amazing representation of a whisky or they can be the worst.… Continue!

Kilchoman Port Cask Review

Kilchoman Port Cask Review

I was feeling both excited and a bit shy about tasting the Kilchoman Port Cask when the opportunity came. Excited because I love Kilchoman and, when they’re done right, I love port cask whisky. I was feeling shy because I love Kilchoman, but dislike whisky that’s been “over-ported”. It’s a delicate balance with something so… Continue!

Kilchoman PX Finish Review

Kilchoman PX Finish Review

Kilchoman PX Finish is exactly what it’s name implies, though what its name doesn’t imply is that the single cask is the single PX cask that more than one ex-Bourbon cask was dumped into to finish the whisky. In ImpEx’s Words: Kilchoman PX Finish “The ImpEx Cask Evolution Series aims to demonstrate the importance of… Continue!

Kilchoman Loch Gorm Review

Kilchoman Loch Gorm Review

Kilchoman Loch Gorm, like it says below, is Kilchoman’s only 100% ex-sherry whisky in their standard lineup. There have been single cask ex-sherry releases, but they’re few and far between. Though each one I’ve had has been utterly fantastic with the very first cask released in the USA being akin to a religious experience. I… Continue!

Kilchoman Cask Strength Review

Kilchoman Cask Strength Review

Kilchoman Cask Strength is a the pure, minimally filtered (NCF), no water added version of the whisky. The only way to get a whisky more pure than this would be to go to Kilchoman and drink it straight from the cask. Which obviously is an experience that can’t be replicated at home, but drinking stuff… Continue!

Kilchoman New Make vs Machir 2014

Kilchoman New Make vs Machir 2014

We’re about to embark on a 3 week journey of Kilchoman discovery and I couldn’t think of a better way to kick it off than by tasting some straight-off-the-still new make and comparing it to their baseline whisky, the Machir Bay. Kilchoman doesn’t sell their new make, but I was able to source this and… Continue!

Pre-Prohibition Spey-Royal Review

Pre-Prohibition Spey-Royal Review

I picked up this mini of Spey-Royal along with a dozen of its kin in a trade. I couldn’t find any information about this mini or it’s cork and accompanying mini cork screw online so I took it to a local expert. Between the cork, the mini cork screw (just a twisted piece of metal),… Continue!

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