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Stalk and Barrel Single Malt Review

Stalk and Barrel Single Malt Review

Stalk and Barrel Single Malt hails from one of the new breed of whisky distillers in Canada – Still Waters Distillery. Started by two guys named Barry, it was Ontario’s first micro-distillery and was among the first micro-distillers in Canada. They helped pave the way for the modern rebirth of distilling in Canada, but instead…

Shelter Point Single Malt Review

Shelter Point Single Malt Review

Shelter Point Single Malt is an “artisanal” single malt from Canada’s burgeoning craft/artisanal/micro-distilling scene/movement. So many names for the same damn thing which is a revival of small distilleries in the world. But unlike what’s happening in America where folks are trying, and often failing, to make a good bourbon on a small scale, up…

1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey Review

1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey Review

I found this 1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey on a dusty hunt and since I’d never had it, and it was only $10, I picked it up; after opening it I wish I hadn’t. Made at the original Medley Distillery in Kentucky this brand, like most of their other brands, all but disappeared after Diageo…

West Wind Bourbon Review

West Wind Bourbon Review

West Wind Bourbon is unique for two reasons. First: it’s a sourced whiskey, but it’s not sourced from one of the big guys, it’s sourced from a craft distillery. Second: because it uses a 9-grain mashbill; which is how I know it’s sourced from a craft distillery. None of the big guys, make a 9-grain…

Ohishi Wing Hop Fung Cask Review

Ohishi Wing Hop Fung Cask Review

Ohishi Wing Hop Fung cask is a private bottling for the renowned Wing Hop Fung retail store started in Los Angeles in 1985. Specializing in “Asian products” they’re far more known for their wide array of high quality herbs, teas and ginsengs than they are for whisky. Though if you ever visit there’s no way…

Malt Nuts: Port Ellen vs old Caol Ila Tasting

Malt Nuts: Port Ellen vs old Caol Ila Tasting

“Who Needs Brora And Port Ellen? We Have Clynelish And Caol Ila!”; so goes the chant by a fellow whisky blogger – a chat that’s been taken up by many experienced drinkers over the recent years as prices continue to climb. It was this cry the Malt Nuts set out to prove or disprove, at least…

Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Review

Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Review

Sonoma Cherrywood Rye is distilled here in California up in Sonoma County. As one of the early and well-known players in the craft whiskey scene here in the Golden State I’ve had my eye on them for a while. They’re a scrappy little shop that started small and has remained so, but I have to wonder…

David Nicholson 1843 Review

David Nicholson 1843 Review

David Nicholson 1843 is a Luxo brand, distilled by Heaven Hill, that’s mostly available around the St. Louis area and a bit in the surrounding states, but doesn’t spread much further. It definitely doesn’t make its way to Los Angeles, which is why I had to rely on the kindness of internet strangers to get…

Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 Review

Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 Review

For the Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 we switch gears from wheat as the flavor grain back to the more traditional rye which they’ve amped up to being a “high-rye” mashbill. Just how high is that rye? I dunno, it’s not listed so who’s to say… besides them that is. In Sonoma County Distilling’s…

David Nicholson Bonded Review

David Nicholson Bonded Review

David Nicholson Bonded is no longer available as a brand, but back in the 00’s, where the bottle this sample came from, it was the David Nicholson 1843 and carried the Bottled-In-Bond note on its label. The brand got an overhaul at some point in the not-too-distant past and the BiB designation was dropped, but…

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