Glen Scotia 25 Year Old

May 27 4:16am Whisky Boys
At a time when many distilleries are making statements about their aged stock depleting with a need to switch to NAS Scotch, Glen Scotia wallops out a cracking 25 year old.... thanks for reading Whisky Boys Whisky Blog...
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Three Disparate Macallan by Angus

May 27 2:41am Whiskyfun
Macallan 30 yo (46.5\%, Boutique-y Whisky Co., Sherry cask, Batch 7, 272 bottles, 2016) - Macallan-Glenlivet 30 yo 1963/1993 (52.6\%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - Macallan 56 yo 1946 (44.3\%, OB, Fine & Rare, cask #46/3M, +/-2002)...
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The Scallywag (Douglas Laing)

May 26 7:26pm The Malt Impostor
[We reviewed this one back in 2014–and Bill wrote up those tasting notes as well. We didn’t get a full bottle back then, so we gave it a longer taste this time around, and below are the results. If you’re interested to compare, you can find Bill’s original notes here.] Tasting notes: The Scallywag has slurred sherry notes, like a legato articulation written by a paralegal who was also a cornet aficionado. Delicate and tangy, like aromas stirred up by little dust devils; spritely and impish, but not devilish nor dusty. It’s clean and bright, like a beef burgundy stew in a stainless steel pot, sitting on an ivory countertop in the midday sun. A rich creamy Gruyère soufflé with really strong egg whites is hidden within the stew. The mouth has a full-tang, like a 21” chef’s knife with a black walnut and rosewood handle, dwarfed by Andre the Giant’s huge hand. It’s got a beautiful molasses mouth, dark dried cherries, red rose petals, and the hot blood from a sacrificed holy boar speared by a virgin Greek goddess. Vanilla and cinnamon pop rocks. It’s a beautifully constructed mouth, as smooth, balanced, full, and evocative as Samuel T. Coleridge’s [...]...
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Israels First Single Malt Ready To Go

May 26 3:21pm The Whiskey Reviewer
By Richard Thomas Israel’s first whisky distillery, Milk & Honey, is poised to release their first batch of single malt whisky, which would also be the first Israeli single malt ever. The distillery announced on May 20 that they had bottled the first cask from their experimental series, which yielded 391 bottles. Those bottles are ...
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Four Roses Commemorates Al Youngs 50th Anniversary With Small Batch

May 26 2:47pm The Whiskey Reviewer
Four Roses Bourbon Senior Brand Ambassador and Bourbon legend Al Young will celebrate his 50th Anniversary with the brand this year. 
To commemorate this milestone, Four Roses will release a special 2017 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon in his honor this June. Al Young has served in a variety of roles at Four ...
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15 gins you should know about

May 26 11:21am The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Gin is such a fast moving drinks category that new releases are popping every day and old favourites sometimes get forgotten. In an attempt to make sure that you don’t miss out, here’s a list... Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog - 15 gins you should know about...
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The Balvenie Releases Peaty 14-Year-Old

May 26 11:10am Whisky Critic – Whisky Reviews & Articles – Style. Attitude. Whisky.
The Balvenie has released The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask 14-Year-Old – but only for the global travel retail market. The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask 14-Year-Old is a tribute to the good ole days of yore when peated malts were all the rage in the Speyside distilleries but peated malts were not being reproduced at the […]...
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(Almost) All the 2017 Islay Festival Whiskey Special Releases

May 26 10:00am Whisky Advocate
Fèis Ìle runs from May 26th through June 3rd. Get details on each distillery's special festival bottling here.
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The Little sessions, two Teaninich

May 26 2:39am Whiskyfun
Teaninich 10 yo (43\%, Flora & Fauna, +/-2010) - Teaninich 22 yo 1993/2016 (51.9\%, Cadenhead, sherry wood, 258 bottles)...
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Kinahans 10 Year Old

May 25 7:17pm WhiskyNotes
Kinahan’s 10 yo (46\%, OB 2016, Batch #03) - 84/100...
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Sazeracs A. Smith Bowman Puts Out Latest In Sequential Series Bourbon

May 25 3:42pm The Whiskey Reviewer
Virginia’ A. Smith Bowman Distillery announced the latest release in its Abraham Bowman line of experimental whiskey, the Abraham Bowman Sequential Series Bourbon.  This limited release explores how flavor profiles are affected when bourbon, first aged in new charred white oak barrels, is then finished in different kinds of used barrels for its final years, ...
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Jim Beam Returns to Indianapolis 500

May 25 2:56pm WhiskyCast
May 25, 2017 – When Jay Howard takes the green flag Sunday in his Honda-powered #77 Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500, it will mark a rare occasion for fans of whisky and motorsports. After almost a decade away from the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” Jim Beam is back as an associate sponsor on Howard’s Team One Cure/Tony Stewart Foundation/Lucas Oil car. With Johnnie Walker on board two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso’s car, this will be the first time that both the world’s top-selling Bourbon and Scotch Whisky have faced off as sponsors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read More »...
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Download The New Whisky Advocate Stickers Pack

May 25 11:39am Whisky Advocate
Share your love of whisky with friends on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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6 Fruity Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

May 25 9:00am Whisky Advocate
Sweet summertime—it’s sweet for a reason, thanks to the bounty of fruit ripening on trees, shrubs, and bushes. While many whiskey cocktails play up the spicy flavors derived from barrel maturation, summer is a time...
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Watermelon Sling

May 25 8:55am Whisky Advocate
Put the picnic in your glass with this watermelon-focused white whiskey cocktail.
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Southern Peach Cocktail

May 25 8:55am Whisky Advocate
Bourbon, peaches, and sweet tea combine in this refreshing Southern-inflected drink.
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Diageo Gets Go-Ahead For Irish Distillery

May 25 8:46am The Whiskey Reviewer
Diageo’s plans to build a €25m distillery for its new Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey brand have been approved by Irish authorities. The distillery will be built at the St. James Gate in Dublin, Diageo’s base in Ireland and the home of Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery. The plans approval also include the construction of a ...
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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 Scotch Review

May 25 3:00am The Whiskey Reviewer
By Richard Thomas Rating: A Aged Scotch whisky has an expensive reputation, and very aged even more so. Ultra aged? Fughetaboutit! But even so, it is possible to find an expression that defies your expectations, one way or another. Five decades old Macallans, for example, retain their ability to shock by costing as much as ...
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Four Tomintoul

May 25 2:40am Whiskyfun
Tomintoul ?Tlath? (40\%, OB, +/-2017) - Tomintoul 48 yo 1967/2015 (40.1\%, Murray McDavid, bourbon barrel, casks #150031-150032) - Tomintoul 1976/1998 (55.2\%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #7334) - Tomintoul 42 yo 1969/2011 (53.1\%, The Whisky Agency, Perfect Dram, bourbon, 182 bottles)...
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Wyncroft Avonlea Chardonnay 2011

May 24 8:20pm Sipology
Maker: Wyncroft/Marland, Pullman, Michigan, USA Place of origin: Avonlea vineyard, Lake Michigan Shore AVA, Michigan, USA ABV: Unknown. Price: $35 (Michigan by the Bottle, Auburn Hills) Appearance: Medium gold with a thin robe. Nose: Rancio, golden raisins. Palate: Full bodied and medium sweet. Sherry, gruyere cheese, sweet butter, hint of oak. Finish: Sweet. Apricot, croissants.… Continue reading Wyncroft Avonlea Chardonnay 2011 →...
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Domaine Boingnres 1984 Folle Blanche

May 24 7:00pm WhiskyNotes
Domaine Boingnères 24 yo 1984 (48\%, OB +/- 2007, Bas-Armagnac)...
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Brown-Forman Not For Sale

May 24 6:54pm WhiskyCast
May 24, 2017 – Shares of Constellation Brands dropped slightly more than one percent in Wednesday’s trading on the New York Stock Exchange as Brown-Forman publicly rebuffed a reported takeover offer, while so-called “B” shares of the Brown family-controlled spirits company rose nearly two percent. Brown-Forman chairman Geo. Garvin Brown IV and CEO Paul Varga issued a statement after the close of trading on behalf of the Louisville-based company emphasizing the family’s desire to keep Brown-Forman independent. “As a matter of corporate policy, Brown-Forman does not comment on market rumors or speculation. However, it is important to reiterate that Brown- Forman is not Read More »...
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Blood Oath Pact No. 3 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

May 24 1:58pm THE CASKS
*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample. I hate to say it, but I think I kind of overdid it on the Blood Oath Pact No.2 review. I pretty much threw every blood oath I could google in a short period of time into one review, and now, here I am … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact No. 3 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review...
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TWB 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXCLUSIVE #2: Dumbarton 30 year old, 1987, The Sovereign

May 24 10:17am The Whisky Barrel
The second exclusive whiskey to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Whisky Barrel. This release is a Dumbarton 30 year old, 1987, The Sovereign. A single cask, cask strength scotch whiskey from one of Scotland's lost distilleries. Rare and yummy! The post TWB 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXCLUSIVE #2: Dumbarton 30 year old, 1987, The Sovereign appeared first on The Whisky Barrel.
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Small Barrel Whiskey Aging Explained

May 24 9:00am Whisky Advocate
Learn how different barrel sizes affect maturity.
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Nineteen Scottish grains

May 24 2:40am Whiskyfun
Port Dundas 12 yo 2004/2016 (48.4\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # 11340, 247 bottles) - Cameronbridge 32 yo 1984/2016 (56.2\%, Douglas Laing, Xtra Old Particular, cask # 11342, 254 bottles) - Garnheath 28 yo 1986/2015 (48.5\%, The Cooper?s Choice, bourbon, cask #22156, 410 bottles) - Caledonian 40 yo 1974/2014 (52.8\%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #23630, 213 bottles) - Strathclyde 25 yo 1990/2016 (51.5\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # 11335, 116 bottles) - Invergordon 43 yo 1972/2016 (49.8\%, Whisky Nerds, cask #13-05, 102 bottles) - North British 21 yo 1994/2016 (48.1\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill barrel, cask #DL10996, 212 bottles) - Cambus 28 yo 1988/2017 (50.1\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, cask #DL 11607, 280 bottles) - Single Grain 1964/2016 (52.1\%, Svenska Eldvatten, 5th Anniversary, bourbon barrel, cask #SE 67, 48 bottles) - North British 55 yo 1961/2017 (55.1\%, Hunter Laing, The Sovereign, cask # 13328, 144 bottles) - Invergordon 21 yo 1994/2016 (52.8\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # DL11091, 204 bottles) - Invergordon 25 yo 1991/2017 (48.3\%, Cadenhead, World Whiskies, 102 bottles) - Invergordon 1972/2017 (49\%, The Whisky Agency for La Maison du Whisky) - Invergordon 1972/2016 (48.9\%, Svenska Eldvatten, 5th Anniversary, cask # SE 068, 96 bottles) - Haig Club ?Clubman? (40\%, OB, +/-2016) - Cameronbridge 25 yo 1991/2016 (54.5\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # 11316, 276 bottles) - Cambus 25 yo 1991/2016 (55.4\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # 11353, 282 bottles) - Strathclyde 11 yo 2005/2017 (55.5\%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, cask # 11484, 306 bottles) - Caledonian 28 yo 1987/2016 (52.3\%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead, 246 bottles)...
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Woodford Reserves Latest Distillery Releases Are Ryes

May 24 1:10am The Whiskey Reviewer
Woodford Reserve announces the latest Distillery Series expression as a unique blend of aged rye whiskey. The Woodford Reserve Distillery first made a whiskey from rye mash for the Masters Collection in 2004.  The recipe was 100\% rye.  The following year in 2005, the production of rye whiskey for the Distiller’s Select line began.  This ...
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Glentauchers 2008 (Whisky in Leiden)

May 23 7:01pm WhiskyNotes
Glentauchers 8 yo 2008 (53,5\%, The Exclusive Malts for Whisky in Leiden 2017, sherry butt #900179, 250 btl.) - 82/100...
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Islay Festival 2017 what is there to do at Feis Ile?

May 23 12:29pm The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Feis Ile, the yearly Islay Festival of Music and Malt, is a fixture of the Scotch malt whisky scene. Every year, the population of the isle of Islay doubles for a week at the end... Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog - Islay Festival 2017 – what is there to do at Feis Ile?...
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Usquaebach An Ard Ri Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review

May 23 11:11am THE CASKS
*Sincere thanks to Usquaebach and Colangelo PR for the sample. The Usquaebach brand is one of those brands that manages to be both oft-seen and under-the-radar at the same time. Their white and tan stoneware flagon-ed Old Rare Blended Whisky is a rather familiar sight on store shelves, but you just don’t hear much about … Continue reading Usquaebach An Ard Ri Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Review...
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The Best Whiskies For Grilling Season

May 23 10:00am Whisky Advocate
Fire up the grill with these whiskies! Here’s what to drink with burgers, barbecue, sausages, and more.
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Glenlivet ad lib part two

May 23 3:52am Whiskyfun
Glenlivet 1974/2011 (43\%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed label, Rare Vintage) - Glenlivet 21 yo 1973/1994 (50\%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - Glenlivet 20 yo 1968/1989 (50.6\%, Signatory Vintage, casks #5868-5877, 600 bottles) - Glenlivet 1948/2010 (43\%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed label) - Glenlivet 1938/1980 (40\%, OB for HM Elizabeth the Queen Mother?s 80th birthday, Edinburgh crystal decanter)...
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Laphroaig Four Oak Travel Retail Exclusive

May 23 3:30am Billy's Booze Blog
The folks at Laphroaig are fans of the travel retail sector, and the latest launch has added a pair of whiskies to the range. While passing through Aberdeen airport recently, I grabbed the first of the two – Laphroaig Four Oak. Travel retail has been an important market for Laphroaig whiskies over the years: Three Wood was so popular, … Continue reading Laphroaig Four Oak – Travel Retail Exclusive ...
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Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey Review

May 23 3:19am The Whiskey Reviewer
By Debbie Shocair Rating: B- When I wrote this it was the season for Easter candy, endless varieties of chocolate eggs, and…. chocolate whiskey. Easter is gone now, but the lingering pleasure of seasonal chocolates lives on for some weeks in our cupboards, and Ballotin Original Chocolate flavored whiskey is a fine and tasty grown-up ...
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The Classic Cask Benrinnes 19 Year 1997 59.5%

May 22 8:42pm The Malt Impostor
Tasting notes: This dram makes me want to write the sequel to Thomas Nagel’s famous article “What Is It Like To Be a Bat?” And in “What Is It Like To Be a (very special) Hummingbird?” I would argue that the cranking up of my wings to a powerful, helicopter-like hum seems to me as effortless as an accomplished runner’s gait. And no, time doesn’t seem slower to me as my wings beat in time with the wicked fast metronome in my head, even though it is the case that bugs largely strike me like they’re moving through molasses. It’s almost too bad I don’t eat them. I say “almost” because I am part of a very special subspecies of hummingbird, the only one to pollenate the Classic Cask Benrinnes 19 Year 1997 (and similar whiskies, ridiculously rare though they may be). I can smell it across the meadow: it’s like lemon dish soap kept in a carefully curated rosewood vial–with a biscuit (Southern American version, not the UK version) dappled with fig jam. The aroma calls to me like a small, open jar of apricot and honeysuckle syrup that swirls in the center, a black hole containing thousands of [...]...
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Caol Ila 2006 (Whisky-Fssle)

May 22 7:43pm WhiskyNotes
Caol Ila 10 yo 2006 (53,6\%, WHisky-Fässle for Whisky Klubben Maltes Vänner 2017, hogshead) - 85/100...
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Texass Garrison Brothers Crosses 10,000th Barrel Threshold

May 22 4:38pm The Whiskey Reviewer
Today, Garrison Brothers Distillery, one of the first small distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to authentically hand-produce straight bourbon whiskey, will fill its 10,000th bourbon barrel. The distillery first started operations in 2003 and first sold bourbon in Texas in 2010. Now, Garrison Brother’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distributed all across Texas, in 25 ...
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Ben Bracken Gives Birth To Triplets

May 22 11:25am Whisky Critic – Whisky Reviews & Articles – Style. Attitude. Whisky.
There are three single malt whiskies in the world this week as Ben Bracken has launched whiskies celebrating the iconic Islay, Highland and Speyside regions. But the whisky regions play no favorites in pricing as all three Ben Bracken whiskies will be available for $23 per bottle.
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Highland Park Dropping Some Whiskies, Adding Others

May 22 9:00am Whisky Advocate
The scotch brand is also dropping the 15 year old and 21 year old as it debuts redesigned packaging.
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Distillery Visit Sonoma County Distilling Co.

May 22 3:29am The Scotch Noob
On a very serious business-related trip, for business, my wife and I dragged ourselves (complaining all the way) up to picturesque Sonoma County, California, to trudge through a tour of Sonoma County Distilling Company's facility and reluctantly down a bunch of samples. For business.
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Glenlivet ad lib

May 22 2:39am Whiskyfun
Glenlivet 12 yo ?First Fill? (40\%, OB, +/-2017) - Glenlivet 12 yo (45.7\%, OB, Baretto, Italy, +/-1972) - Glenlivet 15 yo (45.7\%, OB, Baretto, Italy, +/-1972) - Glenlivet 15 yo (80proof, Gordon & MacPhail, +/-1970) - Glenlivet 14 yo ?Glassachoil? (59.3\%, OB, Single Cask Edition, cask #634, 2016)...
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Redbreast Dream Cask #41207

May 21 6:00pm WhiskyNotes
Redbreast Dream Cask 31yo 1985 (46,7\%, OB 2017, sherry butt #41207) - 94/100...
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James Corden

May 21 11:31am Whisky Critic – Whisky Reviews & Articles – Style. Attitude. Whisky.
James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show” parodies the recent Heineken commercial starring Benicio del Toro…...
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Im going to Islay Feis Ile Pop-up Bar!

May 21 8:53am Billy's Booze Blog
In case there’s anyone I haven’t told in person/on Facebook/by email/via carrier pigeon/etc: I’m going to the Islay Festival of Music and Malt this year. If you’re going, you should come and say hello. I’ll be very easy to find, as on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights – 30 May-1 June – I’ll be … Continue reading I’m going to Islay – Feis Ile Pop-up Bar! ...
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Five rums as they come

May 21 3:40am Whiskyfun
Secret Distillery 18 yo 1999/2017 (46\%, Van Wees, Ultimatum, Nicaragua, barrel #50, 333 bottles) - Black Rock 16 yo 2000/2017 (57.6\%, The Whisky Barrel, Rabbie?s Rum, Barbados, cask #18 BRS) - Botran 15 yo ?Reserva Solera? (40\%, OB, Guatemala, +/-2017) - Port Mourant 10 yo 2005/2016 (55\%, Cave Guildive, Guyana) - Prichard?s Fine Rum (40\%, OB, USA, +/-2017)...
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A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole (Episode 642: May 21, 2017)

May 21 12:37am WhiskyCast
What would you think of someone who gives up a successful career to make Bourbon for a living? If you said they should seek professional help, Dr. Kaveh Zamanian might not disagree with you. Then again, that’s just what this highly trained psychoanalyst did, setting aside his practice to form Rabbit Hole Distilling in Louisville. We’ll talk with him on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth and get an update from Sweden with Mackmyra’s Angela Forsgren D’Orazio. In the news, the saga of Australia’s Nant Distillery is headed for court again, Tullibardine gets a new master blender, and John Glaser revives Compass Box’s Double Read More »...
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Sometimes, a Whisky is Just a Whisky (Episode 642: May 21, 2017)

May 21 12:37am WhiskyCast
What would you think of someone who gives up a successful career to make Bourbon for a living? If you said they should seek professional help, Dr. Kaveh Zamanian might not disagree with you. Then again, that’s just what this highly trained psychoanalyst did, setting aside his practice to form Rabbit Hole Distilling in Louisville. We’ll talk with him on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth and get an update from Sweden with Mackmyra’s Angela Forsgren D’Orazio. In the news, the saga of Australia’s Nant Distillery is headed for court again, Tullibardine gets a new master blender, and John Glaser revives Compass Box’s Double Read More »...
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Three Port Charlotte

May 20 1:39am Whiskyfun
Port Charlotte 10 yo ?Second Edition? (50\%, OB, 2016) - Port Charlotte 2007/2016 ?CC:01? (57.8\%, OB, Travel Retail Exclusive, ex-Cognac casks) - Port Charlotte 12 yo (56.2\%, Ralfy.com, sherry hogshead, cask #941, 233 bottles)...
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New: Redbreast Dream Cask / Mackmyra Expedition / Whisky Fair / Liquid Treasures

May 19 6:00pm WhiskyNotes
Redbreast Dream Cask Tonight, May 20th at 7PM GMT, Redbreast will host a Facebook Live Tasting from the Midleton Distillery. Head Blender Billy Leighton and Apprentice Blender Dave McCabe presented a very rare whiskey dubbed #RedbreastDreamCask During the 20 minute streaming video, they announced the details like cask type, provenance, age, etc. During the past […]...
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Very Old Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman Loch Gorm, and More New Scotch

May 19 9:00am Whisky Advocate
Distell is rolling out a series of limited-edition bottlings across its portfolio of single malt scotches—which includes Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Tobermory, and Ledaig—while Kilchoman is releasing its 2017 edition of Loch Gorm, and Copper Dog, a...
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Jamaican Rum all you need to know

May 19 6:30am The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Joy Spence, master blender at Appleton Estate, was special guest at the latest Whisky Exchange tasting to share her favourite bottles and to spread the word about Jamaican rum. About Jamaican Rum The story of Jamaican... Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog - Jamaican Rum – all you need to know...
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Review (2017 Series)

May 19 3:00am The Whiskey Reviewer
Updated May 13, 2017 With Elijah Craig (EC) Barrel Proof’s 2017 releases, The Whiskey Reviewer will be trying something a little different. Previously we have given all reviews a separate and distinct write up, even if it is part of a continuing series of regular releases. However, because the new identification for EC Barrel Proof ...
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Little names, today three Glen Spey

May 19 2:40am Whiskyfun
Glen Spey 12 yo (43\%, OB, Flora & Fauna, +/-2015) - Glen Spey 13 yo 2000/2014 (46\%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #263) - Glen Spey 1991/2015 (56.1\%, Pearls of Scotland, cask #800276, 318 bottles)...
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Springbank 20 Years for Dutch Springbank Lovers

May 18 6:53pm WhiskyNotes
Springbank 20 yo 1995 (54,2\%, OB 2016, fresh sherry cask, 192 btl.) - 91/100...
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10 Of My Favorite Smoky Whiskies

May 18 6:12pm The Malt Activist
I’ve been an absolutely distracted sonofabitch of late. Every time I would sit down with pen and paper in hand something else would grab my attention and off I would go looking into that. I think I was subconsciously telling my self to take a break from writing and simply enjoy the whiskies instead. So … Continue reading 10 Of My Favorite Smoky Whiskies...
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Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye Review

May 18 2:20pm THE CASKS
*Sincere thanks to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the sample. Rabbit Hole Distilling’s Kentucky Straight Rye, like their Kentucky Straight Bourbon, was contract distilled reportedly by New Riff Distilling. Sure, sure, that in and of itself isn’t super exciting, but what if I told you the mashbill for this rye was 95\% rye and 5\% malted barley. … Continue reading Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye – Review...
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The 1792 Full Proof (62.5%)

May 18 12:48pm The Malt Impostor
Tasting notes: The darkness in my glass reminds me of what I’ve come to call the “blushing of the brogues.”  This happened years ago at the regional meeting.  I had stepped out of the bathroom in plenty of time to walk on stage to accept the sales award, only to notice a strip of toilet paper longer than my forearm stuck to the bottom of my new cordovan wingtips.  And by “notice” I mean that I saw it on the JumboTron at what was to have been my crowning achievement.  As embarrassed as I was, my shoes felt even worse.  In their humiliation they turned into the same ruddy shade that swirls in my glass. This whiskey smells threatening.  It’s more scarecrow than cornfield, if you know what I mean.  But there’s a real sweetness underneath, too.  Let’s make it a hippie scarecrow.  He’s got a Life is Good t-shirt on and a posture that says, “hey, birds, it’s all good!”  In a basket, Ray (the scarecrow insists that we call him Ray) holds cherries and white peaches. My first sip peels the paint off the top of my mouth.  Wow!  Scorching!  It’s like I’ve just taken a huge bite [...]...
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The Haig Club Has Fathers Day Covered For You In The UK

May 18 12:26pm Whisky Critic – Whisky Reviews & Articles – Style. Attitude. Whisky.
Now that Mother’s Day is in the rear-view mirror, Father’s Day is just around the corner – or it seems like it is, anyway – and Haig Club has you covered in the gift-idea-for-dear-old-Dad department – but, alas, only if you live in the UK, where Haig Club has partnered with UK department store Selfridges […]...
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Distillers Lunn And Henley Turn To Charcoal-Making For Tennessee Whiskey

May 18 11:24am The Whiskey Reviewer
Some distillers take pride in being hands on in their whiskey production, but Master Distiller John Lunn and Distiller Allisa Henley took that to a whole new level in late March when they unloaded four ricks of sugar maple wood from the trailer hitched to the back of John’s pick-up truck and began burning it ...
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Swedens Mackmyra Releases New Travel Retail Single Malt

May 18 11:12am The Whiskey Reviewer
Sweden’s first whisky distillery, Mackmyra, has launched Expedition, a limited edition Swedish single malt whisky produced exclusively for the travel retail market. Expedition was mostly matured in bourbon casks, with some contribution of whisky aged in Mackmyra’s signature Swedish oak casks as well. The latter have held Swedish cloudberry wine for some months, giving the ...
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