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

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Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

*Thanks to SF and all the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The PX in this Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish stands for Pedro Ximénez, which is a type of grape used to produce the wonderful, dark, viscous, sticky-sweet sherry by the same name. The Pedro Ximénez (pronounced PEHD-roh hee-MEH-nehth) grape seems to … Continue reading Kilchoman PX Sherry Cask Finish, Impex Single Cask #680 – Review

Tamdhu 10 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to SF and the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Tamdhu, like so many of the distilleries founded in the late 1800's, has a rather up and down history. Founded in 1896 by a group of no less than 15 blenders and merchants led by William Grant, Tamdhu was designed by the … Continue reading Tamdhu 10 Year Old – Review

Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2014

Well, here we are again and already. It seems as if we were just celebrating the Winter holidays and now, we're just supposed to start celebrating them all over again. Here in Minnesota this might be due to the fact that Winter routinely stretches well into April. Summer snuck by quickly as it was a relatively … Continue reading Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2014

The Dalmore 15 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at the Baddish Group for the sample. From what I've read, I gather the solera process of aging sherry  is a black art practiced by blind, deaf, abnormally tall monks who are trained from infancy to be preternaturally sensitive and attuned to tell-tale sounds of liquids aging in oak. They … Continue reading The Dalmore 15 Year Old – Review

Nopa: Sherry, Supernova & Firelit Liqueur! – Review

NoPa is a neighborhood in San Francisco, its moniker standing for North of Panhandle, the Panhandle being a thin strip of  tree-lined park jutting eastward from beautiful Golden Gate Park. Nopa is also the name for neighborhood's best restaurant and cocktail gathering place. We've dined there several times and have always enjoyed the excellent California … Continue reading Nopa: Sherry, Supernova & Firelit Liqueur! – Review