Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey – Reviewed

*Sincere thanks to Irish Distillers, Redbreast, and Ketchum for the sample. I was going to write something snappy about St. Patrick, but frankly, I've kind of had it with the guy. We can all be pretty sure that he didn't do most of the stuff he's famous for, and the stuff he actually did do certainly … Continue reading Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey – Reviewed

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! If you'd like more information on this William Larue Weller fellow, please check out my review of the 2011 Antique Collection release or my review of the W.L. Weller 12 Year Old. If not, then feel free to either read or skim over some … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! I'm not ashamed to admit that until earlier this year, I didn't know that the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, featured yearly in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection, isn't a different whiskey every year, but instead is a yearly allocation of a … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

Green Spot Irish Whiskey, circa 2010 – Review

*Thanks to DD of Whisky Party for the sample! Nearly 14 years ago, on a memorable trip to Ireland, my family and I were introduced to Redbreast by a heroic concierge at the Mercer Hotel in Dublin. We had been drinking Bushmill's Black Bush, which, to be fair, was met with tacit approval, but our … Continue reading Green Spot Irish Whiskey, circa 2010 – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Saving the best for last, or at least my favorite for last, the Sazerac 18 Year Old wraps up the reviews of the 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Once again, as is now expected, this proved to be a terrifically high quality group … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For those looking for a little history and background on the always-hard-to-find George T. Stagg, please check out my review of the 2011 release. For those hoping to waltz into any old liquor store and find a bottle of the 2013 George T. … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

The Exclusive Malts 1990 Laphroaig 22 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. First off, if this kind of thing puts you to sleep, I apologize. You can skip ahead if you want. If you're like me and find toponymical bric-a-brac more exciting than you might care to admit in public, then, well, you're in … Continue reading The Exclusive Malts 1990 Laphroaig 22 Year Old – Review

Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review

Finally, a chance to write about the history of a place I've actually spent a fair amount of time in! The "Portrero" in Anchor Distilling's Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit refers to the area/neighborhood on the east side of San Francisco where the Anchor Brewery and Distillery currently resides. Today, it's referred to as Potrero Hill, … Continue reading Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review

The Yamazaki SIngle Malt Whisky, Aged 18 Years – Review

There are times that I think the story of Suntory's Shinjiro Torii and Nikka's Masataka Taketsuru and his Scottish wife Rita would make for a great movie. Unfortunately, if Hollywood ever got their hands on it, Tom Cruise would probably force his way into one of the title roles and there'd be a lot of … Continue reading The Yamazaki SIngle Malt Whisky, Aged 18 Years – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Since I started with the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection's Thomas Handy release (ol' Tom being the founder of Buffalo Trace's parent company Sazerac), it seems only fitting (if not a little confusing) to end with the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review