Single Cask Nation 1995 BenRiach Peated 17 Year Old – Review

*A sincere thanks to JH, JJY, and SK at Single Cask Nation for the sample. BenRiach has been around for a long time, and yet in a way, it's barely been there at all. The distillery was founded in 1897 and then turned off the stills a mere six years later...another casualty of the Pattison … Continue reading Single Cask Nation 1995 BenRiach Peated 17 Year Old – Review

History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic

*The first in what will, hopefully, be a series of  mildly in-depth looks at some of the pivotal events in Whisky's illustrious history... When I first heard of the Phylloxera epidemic that decimated the European wine industry in the late 1800's, I wasn't aware of its impact on the world of whisky, but I was … Continue reading History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic