Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2018

I'm just going to be straight up honest here, I really don't feel like combing the interwebs for cool whisky/booze stuff. Whisky/booze is very popular at the moment, which means there's a lot of whisky/booze related stuff out there. Most of it is of the pretty dull/seen-it-before variety and I just don't have the patience … Continue reading Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2018

Evan Williams Single Barrel, 2007 Vintage – Review

*I don't think this qualifies as an "archival bourbon" review, but please note the whiskey in this review is a slightly older, limited bottling and likely not readily available today. While newer Evan Williams Single Barrel vintages are available, they will not be the same as the one reviewed here. This was one of my … Continue reading Evan Williams Single Barrel, 2007 Vintage – Review

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin – Review

Whenever anything longer than two or three sentences is written about Bombay Sapphire there are always the requisite mentions about the brand single-handedly rescuing gin from the pits of decrepitude or something similar and mildly hyperbolic, yet also apparently fairly accurate. In the mid-80's, as far as I can remember, gin had been relegated to … Continue reading Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin – Review

Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Tyrconnell and Savona Communications for the sample. Along with being a well-known resort, a popular stop for transatlantic cruise ships, and the birthplace of the inimitable Ana da Silva of the Raincoats among other things, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is the only place that can legally (according to the EU) produce Madeira, it's namesake … Continue reading Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory White PR for the sample. It will shock most of you to learn that the Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey differs from the Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey in alcoholic strength. Yes, I know, please...try to control yourselves. The latter rye whiskey from MGP was bottled … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP and Gregory+Vine PR for the sample. It's a well-known fact that Midwest Grain Products of Indiana (MGP) formerly known as Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI), formerly known as the Jos. E. Seagram Lawrenceburg Plant, is responsible for a great many whiskeys one sees out on the shelves. They have been providing some very … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

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

Blood Oath Pact No. 4 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample. Another year, another Blood Oath bourbon release from Luxco. And another year where I find myself desperately, frantically searching for some blood oath related factoid or anecdote to help ease us into the review. You just can't dive right in, immediately bleating on about … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact No. 4 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Plantation Five Year Old Barbados Rum – Review

The first, but definitely not last look at rum for the Casks. I'm starting on the low and  readily available end of things and (slowly) working my way up from there... The Plantation line of rums is part of the Maison Ferrand family, a well-regarded spirits house that also includes Pierre Ferrand Cognac and Citadelle … Continue reading Plantation Five Year Old Barbados Rum – 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