Penderyn Celt Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

*Thanks to Sam Filmus and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The Brecon Beacons, or as they say in Welsh, Bannau Brycheiniog, are a range of mountains in South Wales. These mountains are made up of Old Red Sandstone which, despite its alarmingly dull name, is a type of rock strata that dates … Continue reading Penderyn Celt Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

Penderyn Myth Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

*Thanks to Sam Filmus and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The English scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) is renowned worldwide for his discoveries, advancements, and achievements in areas of chemistry and electromagnetism. Reading about his accomplishments makes it very clear to me that there is little chance that I'll ever reach a … Continue reading Penderyn Myth Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

Penderyn Legend Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

*Thanks to Sam Filmus and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Back around the year 2002, to help get their new distillery off the ground, Penderyn enlisted the help of Dr. Jim Swan. Without Dr. Swan's expertise, it's unlikely that the Welsh distillery would have experienced the success that it has had. … Continue reading Penderyn Legend Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

Penderyn Madeira Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

*Thanks to Sam Filmus and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The history of distilling in Wales is not nearly as long and well-documented as are the histories of distilling in Scotland and Ireland. There have been a few poor attempts to tie early whisky-making and Wales together more impressively, but for … Continue reading Penderyn Madeira Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

Penderyn Sherrywood Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

*Thanks to Sam Filmus and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Penderyn's origin story, according to Penderyn, begins sometime in the mid-'90s, in a Welsh pub with a group of friends, possibly slightly overserved, getting rather excited about creating a Welsh whisky. These were apparently men of action, not just men of … Continue reading Penderyn Sherrywood Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Review

Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample. Look, I'll be honest, as compelling a topic as blood oaths might be, there's just not a whole lot out there on the subject. At least not a lot for someone doing some rather cavalier googling. Speaking of lazy, it also seems kind of … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Amaro Lucano – Review

Basilicata is a region in Southern Italy which makes up the arch or the in-step of that county's boot-like outline. The name Basilicata likely has roots in the Greek word basilikos which might refer to a type of Byzantine ruler, or possibly to the Basilica of Acerenza, an important seat of Roman Catholic power back in … Continue reading Amaro Lucano – Review