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Colkegan Single Malt Review

Colkegan Single Malt Review

Born in the Southwest part of the USA Colkegan Single Malt is a whiskey that attempts to pay homage to Scotch by adapting the processes for America. They try to achieve this through using Mesquite to smoke the barley instead of using peat. Which they claim no one else uses, but Del Bac uses it…

1990s Old Grand-Dad 86 proof Review

1990s Old Grand-Dad 86 proof Review

1990s Old Grand-Dad 86 proof completes the “recent” trinity of 86 proof OGD. I’ve had 1980s Nation Distillers OGD 86, I’ve had early 2000s Beam OGD 86 and now I’m tasting and reviewing the 90s stuff. Beam acquired OGD in ’87 when they acquired National Distillers and since this is from the 90s it’s most…

Wild Turkey 8 years Review

Wild Turkey 8 years Review

Wild Turkey 8 years 101 is the older version of the much beloved Wild Turkey 101 from back when it carried an age-statement; this particular bottle is an 80s Japanese export. This whiskey was also distilled at the old distillery on the old equipment which imparted some different flavors and aromas to it than what…

Dead Drift Colorado White Whiskey Review

Dead Drift Colorado White Whiskey Review

Dead Drift Colorado White Whiskey is the new-make spirit for what KJ Wood Distillers will one day call their bourbon. I got this specific bottle of Dead Drift Colorado White Whiskey a couple years ago in a bottle swap and while I’m never too keen on new-make, I am keen on trying new things. In…

Slane Irish Whiskey Review

Slane Irish Whiskey Review

Here we find ourselves drinking Slane Irish Whiskey in October. Normally I save all my Irish whiskey for March, but I figured it would be fun to break with tradition a bit since this is a non-traditional Irish whiskey. I’m still going to attempt to do a whole month of Irish Whiskey in a few…

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 Review

  I’m a fan of the Machir Bay series and this Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 is no exception – that’s no secret. It’s the penultimate representation of Kilchoman’s style and yet it’s insanely affordable. One sip of this and it’s easy to see why Kilchoman is gaining steam all over the country. In Kilchoman’s Words:…

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Review

The distillery quote below goes into a bit more in depth, but what’s really cool about releases like the Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 isn’t just that it’s Islay barley, but that at its core it’s a different whisky. All materials and the entire process is done on Islay and it’s peated at a lower level…

Kilchoman Sanaig Review

Kilchoman Sanaig Review

The first time I tasted Kilchoman Sanaig I felt rather “meh” about it and didn’t bother picking up a bottle. Then, at a tasting, I had some from a friend’s bottle that had been open for a while and I changed my tune. I went from “meh” to “pretty good” that night and decided to…

Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition Review

Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd Edition Review

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…

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2016 Review

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…

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