Category Archives: Reviews

Whisky reviews.

SMS Classic Review: Yamazaki 12 Year

Today, I’m starting a new series called the Single Malt Savvy Classic Review Series. I did a lot of whisky reviews before I started this website and my backlog of…

Review: The Balvenie Stories Range 2019

The Balvenie Stories is Balvenie for a new generation. This new range is the first in what I anticipate will be a series of special releases driven by the stories…

Review: Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 6

Glendronach is hit or miss for me. There is no in between. You would think that this distillery would be right up my alley based on my preferences. It’s a…

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….

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…