• February 21, 2017

    Review: Balblair 1990 2nd Release

    Balblair continues to impress me. This small Highlands distillery releases their whisky in vintages to ensure that each bottle is not rushed. The firs...
  • February 10, 2017

    Review: Mortlach 13 Year (Bendersky Fami...

    Independent bottlers are all the rage in the UK and throughout Europe but due to complex import, liquor, and tax laws, there aren’t many success...
  • February 1, 2017

    Review: Balblair 1983 1st Release

    Like Glenrothes, Balblair is a distillery that insists on aging their whisky until it’s ready, opting to release using vintages rather than age ...
  • January 23, 2017

    Review: Karuizawa 1999 Noh Cask #879 (K&...

    In my last review, I took a look at a Karuizawa that was made up of vatted casks from the final year or two of production that resulted in a...
  • January 10, 2017

    Review: Karuizawa Spirit of Asama (55% V...

    What’s the deal with Karuizawa? Karuizawa, better known as “Japanese Gold” in my house, is that awesome Japanese distillery that clo...

Review: Balblair 1990 2nd Release

Balblair continues to impress me. This small Highlands distillery releases their whisky in vintages to ensure that each bottle is not rushed. The first release of Balblair 1990 vintage was…

Review: Mortlach 13 Year (Bendersky Family Reserve)

Independent bottlers are all the rage in the UK and throughout Europe but due to complex import, liquor, and tax laws, there aren’t many successful outlets in the United States….

Review: Balblair 1983 1st Release

Like Glenrothes, Balblair is a distillery that insists on aging their whisky until it’s ready, opting to release using vintages rather than age statements and a standard range. The 1983…

Review: Karuizawa 1999 Noh Cask #879 (K&L Exclusive)

In my last review, I took a look at a Karuizawa that was made up of vatted casks from the final year or two of production that resulted in a…

Review: Karuizawa Spirit of Asama (55% Version)

What’s the deal with Karuizawa? Karuizawa, better known as “Japanese Gold” in my house, is that awesome Japanese distillery that closed in 2000. Sometime around 2012, some folks on the…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask

The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask was coming on the scene right around the time I really started paying attention to single malts. This ended up being the last of…

Guide: Holiday Shopping 2016

Let’s keep the chit-chat to a minimum here. You don’t have time to read a long intro paragraph anyway. Time is ticking to find that perfect holiday gift. Luckily, we’re…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year New Wood

From 2004-2009, The Balvenie did an annual 17 year release of whisky with finishes that were unusual to the distillery. You’ve may have seen or tried the Madeira Cask finish…

Review: Glenmorangie Ealanta 1993 19 Year

Glenmorangie. Ealanta. What more can be said about a whisky that has garnered so much attention in the past few years that it has taken on a life of its…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Refill Bourbon)

Next up is a whisky that is truly near and dear to my heart. The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year was the first single cask release to be part of…