Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition hails from 2013 and is a bottle I’ve been holding on to until the day arrived that I could do an entire week of Kilchoman whisky reviews… I ended up holding on to it till I could do 3 weeks worth instead 😛 Ah the weird, wild, and boozy world… Continue!
I’m going to cover this more in the Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 review below, but I’m utterly shocked at how much this reminds me of early 2000s Ardbeg. On the flip side, current Ardbeg 10 with its spirit heavy nature reminds me of very early Kilchoman. Both use the same spec malt of 55 pm… Continue!
Wild Turkey Cheesy Gold Foil is – pun intended – the gold standard for all things Wild Turkey. Or at least it was until the Russell’s ’98 came along and dethroned it. A 12-year-old version of the reliable Wild Turkey 101 released for the American market in the mid-late 80’s through the early 90’s this… Continue!
I really like Old Forester and this Old Forester Single Barrel picked by K&L is absolutely no exception. Bottled in their new-style bottle, aged for 4 1/2 years and picked by the Davids it was all but destined to be a good whiskey. Good distillery, good palates doing the pick… wonder if they have anything… Continue!
Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel is exactly what its name indicates – cask strength Blantons, which is already a single cask. It’s the higher end offering of Blantons that Buffalo Trace (Sazerac) ships overseas or sequesters in airport duty-free shops. How’s that for a nice how-do-you-do? I’m glad I got to try it, but it… Continue!
Chestnut Farms Bourbon doesn’t have a website, doesn’t have a social presence and doesn’t do much in the way of advertising. It’s almost like the Clear Spring Distilling Company that makes it doesn’t actually exist; which they kinda don’t. Doing a bit of digging I discovered that they also “make” the Costco brand bourbon. A… Continue!
As a follow-up to last week’s 50’s Hill & Hill we’re tasting the 1970s Hill and Hill Bourbon this week. Hill and Hill was a brand that was around for a long time and earned its place in bourbondom until its poor fall into a blended whiskey that was just plain awful… and that’s me… Continue!
1954 Hill and Hill Bourbon is a whiskey with an interesting history. Owned by the venerable National Distillers it sat alongside brands like Old Grand-Dad, Old Crow, Sunny Brook and more until its demise in the late 80s or early 90s. I can’t find an exact timeline when it was finally killed off, but it wasn’t… Continue!
This 1942 Old Hillsboro Bourbon was distilled by the Bernheim Distilling Co. which was bought by Schenley in ’37. This particular bourbon was distilled around 1937 at RD #1 which was their Warwick distillery (formerly Old Times). This is back when RD (Registered Distillery) was used instead of the more modern DSP (Distilled Spirits Plant).… Continue!
Here we go, a dive into an old dusty ND – the 1941 Old Sunny Brook. The Sunny Brook brand has been around since the late 1800s and is one of those brands that’ss changed hands so many times that it gets a bit tough to keep it all straight. Though what I do know… Continue!