Brenne Estate Cask French Single Malt Whisky – Review

*Thank you to Allison Patel and Brenne Whisky for the sample.  Brenne Estate Cask French Single Malt Whisky was first launched in the fall of 2012. This whisky was the brainchild of whisky connoisseur turned astute whisky-making pro, Allison Patel. In a market where the more novel whiskies are often a relegated, small minority, Brenne has succeeded with its terroir-driven … Continue reading Brenne Estate Cask French Single Malt Whisky – Review

Robbie Burns Night…

Here's a bottle and an honest friend What wad ye wish for mair, man? Wha kens, before his life may end, What his share may be o' care, man? Then catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man; Believe me, happiness is shy, And comes no ay when sought, man! … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…

400th Post…

I wasn't sure if I was going to mark the occasion of The Casks 400th post with something special, just another review, or...I don't know, a video of me sabering a bottle of vintage Pol Roger Brut while doing an ancient clog dance last performed by a bunch of drunk Jacobites in Killiecrankie. My impulse was not … Continue reading 400th Post…

Once Again, Yet Another World’s Best Whisky…Again.

Back in November of 2014, Jim Murray "stunned" the whisky world by naming the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 the "best whisky in the world". Oh, the humanity! Suddenly the best whisky in the world was no longer from Scotland and Scotch was roundly chastised for having let high quality slip through its peaty little … Continue reading Once Again, Yet Another World’s Best Whisky…Again.

April Fool’s Day Resolutions

  I'm going to buy more bottles of $100+ whisky because they must all be worth it. I'm going to start smoking cigars, because all that smoke really enhances one's sense of taste and takes the edge off all those young $100+ whiskies. I'm going to use Twitter more because it's so productive, and because … Continue reading April Fool’s Day Resolutions

Fifth Anniversary Internet Scavenger Hunt of Needlessly Esoteric Whisky-Related Trivia

For good or for ill, I started writing this blog five years ago this month. Five years...that seems like a long time to keep a blog going. I've certainly learned more about whisky than I ever imagined I'd learn about whisky, and learning about whisky was the primary motivation for starting all this in the … Continue reading Fifth Anniversary Internet Scavenger Hunt of Needlessly Esoteric Whisky-Related Trivia

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