Blackadder Statement Edition #27, 1989 Bunnahabhain 28 Year Old – Review

Sincere thanks to Raj and Glass Revolution Imports for the sample. Man...1989, that was a year. Thanks to near global upheaval, the events of that year drastically altered the sociopolitical landscape of practically the entire planet. In South Africa, F.W. DeClerc freed Nelson Mandela and negotiated the end of Apartheid. Fernando Collor de Mello was elected president … Continue reading Blackadder Statement Edition #27, 1989 Bunnahabhain 28 Year Old – Review

Claxton’s 2006 Linkwood 11 Year Old – Review

Sincere thanks to Raj and Glass Revolution Imports for the sample. Here we have a case of the very old and the very young. Representing the old, Speyside's Linkwood distillery traces its history back to 1821, when it was built by a man named Peter Brown. The distillery stayed with the Brown family until the … Continue reading Claxton’s 2006 Linkwood 11 Year Old – Review

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – 2014 Odyssey Barley, Batch #2 – Review

*Sincere thanks to Cotswolds Distillery for the sample. Founded in 2014 by a former financier, Cotswolds Distillery is located in one of the UK's wonderfully named "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty." The Cotswolds District is full of rolling hills and charming looking villages built with the distinctive, honey-toned Cotswold stone, an oolitic Jurassic Limestone known to be … Continue reading Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky – 2014 Odyssey Barley, Batch #2 – Review

Blood Oath Pact No. 3 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample. I hate to say it, but I think I kind of overdid it on the Blood Oath Pact No.2 review. I pretty much threw every blood oath I could google in a short period of time into one review, and now, here I am … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact No. 3 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Usquaebach An Ard Ri Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to Usquaebach and Colangelo PR for the sample. The Usquaebach brand is one of those brands that manages to be both oft-seen and under-the-radar at the same time. Their white and tan stoneware flagon-ed Old Rare Blended Whisky is a rather familiar sight on store shelves, but you just don't hear much about … Continue reading Usquaebach An Ard Ri Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye – Review

*Sincere thanks to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the sample. Rabbit Hole Distilling's Kentucky Straight Rye, like their Kentucky Straight Bourbon, was contract distilled reportedly by New Riff Distilling. Sure, sure, that in and of itself isn't super exciting, but what if I told you the mashbill for this rye was 95% rye and 5% malted barley. … Continue reading Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye – Review

Rebel Yell 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Special thanks to MH and Common Ground PR for the sample. I have no idea how to write a review of Rebel Yell without addressing its racially charged name. The Luxco-owned line of whiskey takes its name from this high-pitched, kind of squealing, not-all-that-frightening tactic used by Confederate soldiers as they fought the Civil War in an … Continue reading Rebel Yell 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Suntory Whisky Toki Japanese Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to MS and Savona Communications for the sample. Toki (とき) is the Japanese word for "time." Ah, if it were only that simple. It's not. But if it were, this part of my review would be a little shorter. As I understand it, it's far more accurate to say that toki  (pronounced toe'-key) is a Japanese … Continue reading Suntory Whisky Toki Japanese Whisky – Review

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! This wheated bourbon is perennially one of my favorites from the Antique Collection. According to the brand literature, this year's William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon seems to have a bit in common with the 2014 edition in terms of where the barrels … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. 2008...it's hard to know what to write about that year. On the one hand, we had what then seemed like an intense, crazy presidential election featuring a fantastically inspiring though politically middle-of-the-road man, his worthy running mate, a genuine war hero … Continue reading Kilchoman 2008 Vintage – Review