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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Heaven Hill Master Distiller Denny Potter Named VP of Operations

May 18 10:58am Whisky Advocate
He will now oversee not just the Bernheim Distillery, but all of the company's production facilities.
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Spotlight on Redbreast Lustau Edition

May 18 9:00am Whisky Advocate
There's a reason Redbreast Lustau Edition was Whisky Advocate's Irish Whiskey of the Year in 2017.
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Kavalan Amontillado Cask Taiwanese Whisky Review

May 18 3:23am The Whiskey Reviewer
By Richard Thomas Rating: A- When it comes to Sherry casks and whisky, the overwhelming favorite choice is Oloroso, followed at some distance by PX. The use of Amontillado casks is much rarer, although this probably has more to do with Amontillado itself being a small part of overall Sherry production. Without writing a whole ...
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American whiskeys, part two

May 18 2:41am Whiskyfun
Koval ?Millet? (40\%, OB, American whiskey, +/-2016) - Garrison Brothers 4 yo 2012/2016 (47\%, OB, for Peter Siegenthaler, Texas bourbon, barrel #3440) - Jim Beam ?Double Oak? (43\%, OB, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, +/-2017) - Tennessee Bourbon 2003/2017 (52.6\%, The Whisky Agency) - Fine Tennessee Whiskey 5 yo 2011/2016 (51.4\%, Whisky-Fassle, barrel)...
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2896 Langley, 2010

May 17 8:23pm Sipology
Maker: Bowers Harbor, Traverse City, Michigan, USA Grapes: 60\% Cabernet Franc, 39\% Merlot, 1\% Cabernet Sauvignon Place of Origin: Langley Vineyard, Bower’s Harbor estate, Old Mission Peninsula AVA, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. Style: Meritage ABV: 13.5\% Price: $38 (original price on shelf. Purchased on sale with a discount from the owner) Appearance: Inky dark purple.… Continue reading 2896 Langley, 2010 →...
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Caol Ila 2006 (Liquid Art)

May 17 7:26pm WhiskyNotes
Caol Ila 2006 (52,1\%, Liquid Art ‘The lonesome Captain’ 2016, 120 btl.) - 85/100...
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Try the New Basil Haydens Rye in These Cocktails

May 17 9:00am Whisky Advocate
Here are three cocktails for making the most of the limited-edition whiskey.
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Rye Iced Coffee

May 17 8:55am Whisky Advocate
Need an eye-opener? Try this mix ofrye and cold brew coffee, rounded out with absinthe and chocolate bitters.
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Gentlemans Scofflaw

May 17 8:55am Whisky Advocate
Peppercorns and peaches mingle in this refreshing summer cocktail created for Basil Hayden's rye.
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Rye Whiskey Bramble

May 17 8:54am Whisky Advocate
This variation on the classic cocktail, created for Basil Hayden's rye, replaces gin with whiskey.
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Is older whisky better?

May 17 8:41am The Whisky Exchange Whisky Blog
Whether it’s the raging debate about no-age-statement releases, or questions about how old a whisky I’m pouring at a festival around the world is, age is currently a hot topic. Something I’m often asked is... Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog - Is older whisky better?...
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Method And Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Review

May 17 3:00am The Whiskey Reviewer
By Emma Briones Rating: A- It would be peculiar to find a brand new Irish Whiskey range without an example of their-now iconic Pot Still whiskey included. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Method and Madness decided to introduce a Pot Still whiskey as their third expression. If you haven’t heard about it ...
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American whiskeys for Steve

May 17 2:41am Whiskyfun
Ol' Major Bacon Infused Bourbon (35\%, OB, USA, Tennessee, +/-2017) - Old Virginia 6 yo (40\%, OB, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, +/-2017) - Wild Turkey 17 yo Batch No.1 (43.4\%, OB, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, +/-2015) - Tullahoma 5 yo 2011/2016 (48.8\%, Valinch & Mallet, American Sour Mash Bourbon, 244 bottles) - Jack Daniel's ?Master Distiller Series No.4? (43\%, OB, Tennessee whiskey, +/-2016)...
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Ask SKU Anything

May 16 8:54pm Sipology
SKU of SKU’s Recent Eats recently had a fun post in which he answered any questions from any readers of his who wanted to ask. I thought this might be a fun thing to do for my blog too. On the other hand, I have fewer readers than he does, and when I’ve tried things… Continue reading Ask SKU Anything →...
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Speyside 1973 (Maltbarn)

May 16 7:33pm WhiskyNotes
Speyside Malt 43 yo 1973 (47,7\%, Maltbarn 2016, sherry cask, 149 btl.) - 93/100...
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Orphan Barrel Comes Out With Rhetoric 23 Year Old

May 16 1:36pm The Whiskey Reviewer
Diageo’s Orphan Barrel label has continued its Rhetoric series of ultra-aged bourbon with this year’s Rhetoric 23 Year Old. The first Rhetoric release came in 2014 as a 20 Year Old, with the plan to release an annual batch from the same stock, that stock having aged an extra year. The project has gone according ...
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Highland Park Valkyrie

May 16 12:16pm Edinburgh Whisky Blog
Blimey, where to begin. I feel as though this article should have a contents page, several chapters, a list of references and at least a couple of appendices. It’s all been happening up at Highland Park (and Copenhagen, more on that later) recently. Perhaps a brief overview is in order before we get stuck into [...]...
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Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

May 16 11:06am THE CASKS
*Sincere thanks to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the sample. One of the hardest things about this craft spirits boom of the last several years has been separating the wheat from the chaff. Distinguishing not just the true distillers from the opportunistic source-and-bottlers, but also between the ones who are generally honest and upfront, and the ones … Continue reading Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review...
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14 Great Whiskies for Graduation Gifts

May 16 9:00am Whisky Advocate
Shopping for a college graduate who’s just starting their whisky journey? Consult this list for the best bottles to give a beginner.
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