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

Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Back in 2012, Wild Turkey and parent company Campari announced that stocks of the beloved, high-quality, low-cost Wild Turkey 101 Rye were running low and the expression was to be heavily allocated. Predictably, it didn't take long for pretty much all of the 101 Rye to disappear. I have first hand knowledge of this because … Continue reading Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! I wonder how many liquor stores dread this time of year. When all these highly allocated, even more highly sought after bottles are released, stores must get the full range of desperate assholes asking for all sorts of preferential treatment just for a … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve – Review

*Sincere thanks to NP, LB, and the Anchor Distilling Co. for the sample. This whisky first appeared in the Glenrothes' line-up as the Alba Reserve. The line of reasoning for the name seems pretty clear, a whisky matured solely in American White Oak, which carries the latin name Quercus Alba, with "alba" of course meaning "white." … Continue reading The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

If you were to, let's say, come up with a "world restaurant of the year" award, it would seem an awfully broad category, would it not? An award with a title that vague would have to include the Red Lobsters and Applebees of the world right next to the Nomas and French Laundries because, after all they … Continue reading Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky (2015) – Review

"And every time I thought I'd got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet" - Changes, Bowie. It seems that whenever a consumer product experiences a surge in popularity, as whisky has the last several years, there's always a few brands that decide to completely overhaul their product. I suppose it's an attempt to somehow cash … Continue reading Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky (2015) – Review

The Exclusive Malts 2007 Balmenach 8 Year Old, Port Pipe Matured – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Having not yet had the pleasure of visiting, I had no idea that Cairngorms National Park was the largest national park in the entire United Kingdom. By all accounts it's a fairly rugged region containing five of the UK's tallest mountains, the River … Continue reading The Exclusive Malts 2007 Balmenach 8 Year Old, Port Pipe Matured – Review