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Booker’s Blue Knights Batch

Booker’s Blue Knights Batch

Booker’s Blue Knights Batch is the second of the 2017 Booker’s releases. Booker’s has always been among my favorite bourbons because of its rich dense oaky profile so it’s something I always look forward to trying. While a cask strength / barrel proof bourbon isn’t entirely unique in the category anymore it is still fairly…

Highland Park Valkyrie Review

Highland Park Valkyrie Review

Highland Park Valkyrie is the latest in Highland Park’s NAS Nordic themed extension of their core line; a theme they’ve embraced fully over the last few years. From a branding perspective it feels like Edrington has been shifting HP towards becoming the leader of the “story based whisky” trend that’s quickly become the hallmark of the…

Milford’s 10 Years Review

Milford’s 10 Years Review

Milford’s 10 Years is a New Zealand single malt created by the storied Willowbrook who has put out some seriously good whisky. Though as you can see by the score above this is not one of those. It’s the first one of their expressions I’ve come across that I’m not thrilled with. In Willowbank’s Words:…

Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Review

Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Review

Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry is aged in oak casks that previously held Moscatel Sherry. What is Moscatel Sherry? Well I’ve never had it before so I had to look it up and this is what I found. Moscatel is made from the grape variety Moscatel de Alejandria, most of which come from the town of…

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Review

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Review

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry is another entry in the ultra premium Solist line from Kavalan and a sherry I’m well acquainted with. Manzanilla, which is a fino (dry) sherry can be lovely flavorful stuff; it’s easy to see why distilleries tur to Manzanilla casks and why they’re a fairly common cask to see. Not as common…

Aberfeldy 19 Years Manager’s Dram Review

Aberfeldy 19 Years Manager’s Dram Review

There isn’t a lot about the Aberfeldy 19 Years Manager’s Dram online. In fact, the most useful information I found came from The Whiskey Exchange who said it’s “a rare Manager’s Dram bottling produced for United Distillers’ staff only in October 1991”. Outside of stating the obvious that this is aged in first fill sherry…

2006 Single Cask Nation Girvan 10 Years Review

2006 Single Cask Nation Girvan 10 Years Review

2006 Single Cask Nation Girvan 10 Years Review is the sixth and final SCN retail release I’ve been able to try and like so many other young grain whiskies that have came before it it’s just… just… well it’s just there. Young grain whisky has an essence to it that can be a bit tough…

Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Review

Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Review

Of all the Amontillado cask-aged whisky I’ve had this Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry is my favorite, but it still only gets a B+ for my tastes. Which isn’t an indictment on Kavalan in any way, but more a statement on me not caring much for Amontillado sherry. Even the regular sherry I’m not a massive…

2008 Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 Years Review

2008 Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 Years Review

2008 Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 Years hails from one of my least favorite malt distilleries; there’s something about Glenrothes that just never does it for me. Looking at my notes I’ve had 5 different releases from them and have never had one that blew me away. Not a single one has done anything for…

Talisker 35 Years Review

Talisker 35 Years Review

This Talisker 35 Years was part of the 2012 Diageo Special Releases which was the 16th time Talisker had been included in the yearly DSR program. It originally retailed for about $700, though now you’re lucky to find it for under $1,200. Distilled in 1977 this 35-years-old is among the oldest, if not the oldest,…

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