Category Archives: Reviews

Whisky reviews.

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…

Review: Kaiyo Cask Strength

Me and Japanese whisky. Japanese whisky and me. It’s a strained relationship these days to say the least. We used to get along fine back in the day. I enjoyed…

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…

Balvenie 17 Year Doublewood

Review: The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Year

Balvenie Doublewood was my gateway whisky. It was the bottle that made me realize how good a single malt could be even with a beginner’s palate. Aside from its place…

Van Winkle Family Rye

Review: Van Winkle Reserve Family Rye 2016

When you hear the name Van Winkle, you probably think of two words first: Pappy and bourbon. However, the Van Winkle family also puts out a rye fairly regularly called…

George T. Stagg and glass

Review: George T. Stagg 2017

What more is there to say about George T. Stagg? This Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 powerhouse is always big, bold, and unapologetic. And I love it for that. Uncut and…