Category Archives: Distilleries

Review: William Larue Weller 2018

The first whisky poured at the Oak Haven tasting was William Larue Weller 2018. WLW and George T. Stagg battle it out year after year for my top BTAC honors….

Oak Haven tasting lineup

BTAC, Michter’s 20, and Boss Hog V Tasting Recap

I recently had the opportunity to try some heavy hitting whiskies at a tasting event at Oak Haven Table and Bar in New Haven, CT. While the main draw for…

Garrison Brothers Distillery

Garrison Brothers Visit and Interview with Donnis Todd

Visiting the Garrison Brothers distillery in November gave me a true “central Texas” weather experience. By the time my trip ended, the weather was in the upper 40s and lower…

Review: William Larue Weller 2008

Remember when no one wanted bourbon? I do, though it’s getting harder and harder to remember those days. At the time, I was mostly busy focusing on Scotch but I…

Balvenie 30

Review: The Balvenie 30 Year

It’s no secret that I love The Balvenie. The house flavor profile really works for me and I’m a big fan of William Grant and Sons as a company. The…

WhistlePig Boss Hog III

Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog III (The Independent)

WhistlePig is a success story I never saw coming. On the scene for less than a decade, the distillery has firmly positioned itself as a premium rye brand despite sourcing…

Review: Glenfiddich Cask 21900 and Project XX

Fresh off the heels of my interview with Glenfiddich West Brand Ambassador Jenny Wren, I took the opportunity to do a side-by-side tasting of Cask 21900, one of the twenty casks…

Glenfiddich Project XX Interview with Jenny Wren

Interview with Jenny Wren of Glenfiddich about the cask selection process that went into the making of Project XX.

Rhetoric 24 Year Bourbon

Review: Rhetoric 24 Year (Orphan Barrel)

Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Series has been out for a few years now. Right off the bat, that should get you wondering how it’s even possible that a limited release of…

Kentucky Owl Rye Batch 1

Review: Kentucky Owl Rye 11 Year (Batch 1)

The Kentucky Owl brand truly fascinates me. Like Whistle Pig, Kentucky Owl is quite the dark horse candidate to receive the universal high demand and praise that it does in…