There isn’t a lot about the Aberfeldy 19 Years Manager’s Dram online. In fact, the most useful information I found came from The Whiskey Exchange who said it’s “a rare Manager’s Dram bottling produced for United Distillers’ staff only in October 1991”. Outside of stating the obvious that this is aged in first fill sherry… Continue!
Of all the Amontillado cask-aged whisky I’ve had this Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry is my favorite, but it still only gets a B+ for my tastes. Which isn’t an indictment on Kavalan in any way, but more a statement on me not caring much for Amontillado sherry. Even the regular sherry I’m not a massive… Continue!
Mars Iwai Whisky is one of the newer Japanese whiskies that’s been showing up on the shelves over the last couple of years. It’s a distillery that’s been around for a while and is known for high quality whisky in Japan, but in America it’s just getting its feet wet. In Mars’ Words: Mars Iwai… Continue!
White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky is another newish whisky added to the American releases of Japanese whisky. Originally a sake distillery, White Oak distillery has been around since 1919 and is a whisky that’s been getting some attention lately, though not all of it positive. In White Oak’s Words: White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky “This is whisky… Continue!
Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond is the same whiskey that goes in to Evan Williams Bonded, but it ’s aged for 6 years instead of the customary 4 years. This whiskey is known to loose its age statement now and then when stocks run low, but it’s a fairly reliable whiskey so long as you… Continue!
Glenfiddich Vintage Cask is the only “heavily” peated Glenfiddich in their lineup, but compared to the awesome smoky monsters of Islay it doesn’t hold a candle… but does it need to? Do we need another smoky behemoth adorning the shelves or is it better to have something more subtle and restrained to add to our… Continue!
Bottled in Bond (BiB) is a term, typically applied to whiskey, that used to be synonymous with “the good stuff” and came about due to the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. It was a sign that what was inside the bottle had been certified by the government to be exactly what it said it was. This act… Continue!
Ladies and gentlemen I have a real treat for you. Fresh out of the TWJ laboratories I present to you TWJ’s Finest Old Rare Double Stick Aged Whiksey, the first 101 point spirit in existence. It’s a dram so exclusive that I’m the only human being in the entire history of the world to have… Continue!
I was sitting in my favorite, and only, recliner contemplating a year-in-review style post. How would I do it, what should I include and that’s when the idea of my own whiskey awards dawned on me. Sure I could just put up a list of my favorite whiskeys of the year, but that doesn’t have… Continue!
2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year with changes big and small in the industry. Though the one thing that has stayed constant is the upward march of the secondary market on things like Pappy, BTAC and other Limited Editions. It’s insane… really, it is truly insane what people are paying for what amounts to a… Continue!