Old Ripy Bourbon, like the Bond and Lillard, is part of Campari’s new Whiskey Barrons line. Also like B&L this Old Ripy Bourbon is sourced from Wild Turkey but neither Jimmy or Eddie had anything to do with picking the casks or blending together the barrels to get the flavor profile they were going for.… Continue!
Knob Creek Rye is a higher proofed version of the regular Jim Beam Prohibition Rye or Old Overholt and is supposedly aged a bit longer. Like the Knob Creek Bourbon, the casks for the Knob Creek Rye are sourced from the prime locations of the warehouse. These factors of barrel location, proof and supposed longer… Continue!
Bond and Lillard Bourbon is one of the first two releases from Campari in their new Whiskey Barons releases whose purpose is to pay homage to the brands and people who helped build the bourbon category into what it is today. Bond and Lillard Bourbon is was first made in 1869 when William Bond partnered… Continue!
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye is the first time the Jack Daniel’s distillery has used a mashbill other than their traditional 80% corn, 12% barley and 8% rye since 1866. To make this rye the good folks at Jack Daniel’s didn’t just eek in across the line at 51% rye like some brands tend to… Continue!
The 2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition is similar to the 2015 Yellowstone LE in several ways. The whiskey in the bottle was all sourced (likely from Heaven Hill who Luxco has deep connections with), carries a 7 year age-statement, is over 50% ABV and carries a $100 price tag. It’s unlike its 2015 predecessor in that… Continue!
Lagavulin 2014 Feis Isles Edition is the oldest Lagavulin, age wise, that I’ve tried. I’ve had several Lagavulins from back in the White Horse distilling days, and they were all awesome, but until I was surprised with this by a generous tasting host I haven’t been fortunate to try anything over 16 years old from… Continue!
Lagavulin 12 is technically part of the Diageo Special Editions that get released every year and along with the un-peated Caol Ila it’s among the cheapest of those releases; Brora and Port Ellen being the most expensive by a long shot. It’s a cask strength celebration of the Lagavulin spirit and something that I look… Continue!
Classic of Islay 12 Years is a whisky that was released several years ago and was one of the whiskies we blind tasted at our Malt Nuts Indie Lagavulin Tasting. It’s an older Lagavulin that was put out by an NDP and has since disappeared, but you can still find bottles now and then online and… 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!
Glenfiddich Reserve Cask is a 100% sherry cask, solera, offering from Glenfiddich that’s only available in travel retail and some specialty shops around the world. It’s not something that you’ll find lounging on the shelves of your local liquor store, but it’s easy enough to get ahold of at any of the major online, overseas, liquor… Continue!