Category Archives: Distilleries

Russel's Reserve Single Barrel

Review: Russell’s Reserve Barrel 17-549 (Rickhouse D)

Russell’s Reserve picks have gotten pretty popular in recent years and for good reason. Wild Turkey really has a knack for producing very different flavor profiles depending on the rickhouse…

Aberlour 18 Single Cask

Review: Aberlour 18 Year (Cask 7317)

This review is from a distillery that doesn’t do much in the way of special releases. When I think about Aberlour, I think of a distillery that has a 12…

Review: Michter’s 20 Year 2018

Michter’s 20 Year commands a pretty penny on a retail store shelf, let alone the secondary market. If you think Pappy and BTAC prices are out of control, Michter’s 20…

Review: George T. Stagg 2018

Here we are again with another George T. Stagg review. My favorite release in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection was at it again in 2018 with yet another (relatively speaking)…

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…