This Tom’s Foolery Cask Strength Rye is/was (depending on when you read this) a single barrel pick for K&L here in Hollywood and like everything else Tom’s Foolery does it’s great. They didn’t take any shortcuts in making this 100% rye whiskey, including in what details they give you about the whiskey on their site.… Continue!
Before looking up the details of the Orphan Barrel Entrapment I said to myself “Self, this smells and tastes like Crown Royal with some oak extract dumped in it”. Lo-and-behold I was right… about the Crown Royal part. The oak is because it’s two-and-a-half decades old. In Orphan Barrel’s Words: Orphan Barrel Entrapment “Distilled in… Continue!
Samaroli 1997 Glenfarclas 17 Years is part of a premium advent calendar from Secret Spirits (link below) who create advent calendars for Scotch and Rum. I’ve never bought one, but I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the boozy advent calendar. It simultaneously helps you deal with the stress of the holidays while adding… Continue!
Ohishi Tokubetsu Reserve is the first ultra-premium release from Ohishi and it is, in a word, awesome. The Tokubetsu Reserve is a blend of first-fill sherry casks that encompass nearly three different decades of distillation. 29% of the whisky comes from 27-year-old casks, 35% comes from 10-year-old casks and 36% comes from 7-year-old casks. This… Continue!
Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye is not a complicated product to speak about; it’s MGP’s famous 95/5 rye mash aged for 10 years and delivered without any chill-filtration or water added. In Redemption’s Words: Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye “Tasting Notes: On the nose, aromas of dark caramel, molasses, and vanilla settle over… Continue!
Yellowstone 2017 Limited Edition bourbon whiskey is a significant milestone for the Limestone Branch distillery because it’s the first time the Beams have been able to include some of their own whiskey in the mix. It also happens to be my favorite batch they’ve produced so far… favorite by a long shot. In Limetsone Branch’s… Continue!
Rampur Indian Single Malt is a newish player in the Indian whiskey game and sits alongside Paul John and Amrut as the major names in the US market. The whisky is relatively new, but the distillery itself goes back to 1943 and is owned by Radico Khaitan; a major producer of alcoholic beverages in India.… Continue!
Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye is an amalgamation of liquor from multiple areas and in the way it’s assembled makes me think of the Alberta Dark Rye but with the ratios swapped a bit. The ADR is mostly Alberta with some Jim Beam and sherry (a fortified wine) added to it, but the Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye… Continue!
Angels Envy Cask Strength 2017 edition is an uncut bourbon finished in California port barrels. Angel’s Envy has long been thought to source from Brown-Forman, but I’ve recently read several statements from people in the company that say their whiskey is sourced from multiple sources. Meaning they get their whiskey where they can and that… Continue!
Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is cool for a couple reasons. #1 they distill it all themselves so it’s representing a true house style (ha) and a representation of what they’re able to do. #2 it’s unique. In House Spirit’s Words: Westward American Single Malt Whiskey “Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is a grain-to-glass celebration… Continue!