Amrut 100 Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the sample. In the alcohol world, the term "proof" can be a confusing one. Pretty much every booze label you see today expresses the alcohol content in a straight-up percentage, e.g. that bottle of Malibu Rum you just bought is a whopping 21% alcohol by volume … Continue reading Amrut 100 Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

The English Whisky Company Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to RS and Purple Valley Imports for the sample. The story, myth, parable, allegory, or whatever you want to call it, of St. George and the Dragon is quite a popular one as far as stories, myths, parables, and allegories go. Ol' George is one of the more venerated saints in all of … Continue reading The English Whisky Company Peated Single Malt Whisky – Review

SMWSA 2012 Holiday Outturn…Part II

*A sincere thank you to the good folks at the SMWSA for the samples. Here's part two of three taking a look at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's 2012 Holiday Outturn. This time around, it's the two youngsters of the group, one I liked quite a bit, the other...not so much. SMWSA Cask … Continue reading SMWSA 2012 Holiday Outturn…Part II

Amrut Intermediate Sherry – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Where I grew up, we called the middle school, that young adult warehouse between elementary and high school, the Intermediate School. I remember very little of those two years: a strange and difficult research paper on Venezuela, daring food fights right under the mildly … Continue reading Amrut Intermediate Sherry – Review

Mackmyra Special: 01 – Eminent Sherry Svensk Whisky – Review

This sample was reviewed as part of Master of Malt's Drams for Review Program. Master of Malt is fantastic UK-based retailer that specializes in...malt, of course. More information about Master of Malt can be found here and here. Being of Scotch-Irish and Swedish descent, I sometimes find it hard to reconcile the possible atrocities my … Continue reading Mackmyra Special: 01 – Eminent Sherry Svensk Whisky – Review

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky – Review

The word fusion kind of gets a raw deal at times. Few terms in music incite as much riot and rancor as the dreaded "Jazz Fusion". This is not to say that there are not fantastic amalgams of jazz/rock/pop/etc. out there, only that the term "Jazz Fusion" evokes the very stuff of audio nightmares. Miles … Continue reading Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky – Review

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The penultimate Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky in my review queue. Word is these Amruts mature much, much more quickly than their aged-in-Scotland counterparts due to their luxurious tropical vacation homes.  How tropical, you ask? Well, Bangalore's average Winter temperature is a smirk inducing 59°f … Continue reading Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky, Cask Strength – Review