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Malt Nuts: Old Clynelish and Blind Brora

Malt Nuts: Old Clynelish and Blind Brora

  The Malt Nuts killed it in 2017. We did a blind Port Ellen tasting with some old Caol Ila and now we’re doing a blind Brora tasting with some old Clynelish. How cool is that? Now, if you’re not sure why we’d be doing that it’s because Clynelish 1 came to be known as…

Malt Nuts Longrow 18 Vertical Tasting

Malt Nuts Longrow 18 Vertical Tasting

To my knowledge, there isn’t another group that has done this extensive of a dive into the Longrow 18 line-up. I’ve seen people and groups do two or three releases, but I can’t find anyone who has done the ’12 – the ’17 and the original ’08 release all at once to compare and contrast side-by-side….

Michter’s Bourbon 10 Years Review

Michter’s Bourbon 10 Years Review

Michter’s Bourbon 10 Years is in a scenario similar to the Michter’s Rye 10 Years in that it’s not made by Michter’s just bottled by them. Like the rye though we can easily assume it’s from either Indiana or Kentucky for whiskey that old and being a single barrel it’s possible different releases come from…

Michter’s Rye 10 Years Review

Michter’s Rye 10 Years Review

Michter’s Rye 10 Years is a rye whiskey put out by Chatham Imports under the Michter’s name and is sourced from… somewhere. Or even multiple somewheres. There isn’t a state statement (ie Kentucky) on the label so each barrel could be from a different distillery / state. Though realistically it could really only be from…

Vinn Rice Whiskey Review

Vinn Rice Whiskey Review

This batch of Vinn Rice Whiskey is the 2017 release and it’s been aged a bit longer than the previous batch of Vinn I reviewed. It’s still the same 100% Rice mash, it still started as a Baijiu and it was still aged in an Alligator char level barrel. In Vinn’s Words: Vinn Rice Whiskey “Vinn…

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1996 Review

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1996 Review

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1996 is another edition of the often celebrated Lagavulin DE line. This one was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2012 and like the rest of the Lagavulin DE line it was finished in PX barrels to give the bold peat of Lagavulin a wall of sweetness to balance against. In Lagavulin’s…

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994 Review

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994 Review

Bottled in 2010, the Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994 was finished in PX (Pedro Ximenez) sherry casks which is the most densely sweet of the sherries and are used to temper the brutal smoke and wild brine of the standard Lagavulin 16. This combination results in a densely sweet delivery of smoke and sugar that’s unique to…

Tomatin Decades Review

Tomatin Decades Review

A limited edition released in 2011 the Tomatin Decades was created by Douglas Campbell to celebrate his 50th year at the distillery and contains casks from each of the decades he worked at the distillery: 1967 – Refill Sherry Hogshead, 1976 – Oloroso Sherry Butts, 1984 – Refill Sherry Hogsheads, 1990 – First Fill Bourbon…

Ohishi Kaito’s Cask Review

Ohishi Kaito’s Cask Review

Ohishi Kaito’s Cask is another sherried whisky from the Ohishi distillery and comes from a single sherry cask hand selected by Chris Udhe of GRC to celebrate the birth of his son Kaito Uhde. And Chris definitely knows how to pick ‘em so when I heard about it coming out I had to get my hands on a…

Fukano Sherry Cask Review

Fukano Sherry Cask Review

Fukano Sherry Cask is a game changer for me when it comes to the Fukano lineup. GRC brings in two different brands of Japanese Rice Whiskey – Ohishi and Fukano; of the the two I almost always prefer Ohishi’s elegant complexity to Fukano’s more rice driven delivery… until this came along. A combination of 3…

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