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Whisky reviews.

Review: Glenmorangie Artein

Another quick review of Artein, an older bottling from Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series. Glenmorangie Artein was finished in Super Tuscan wine barrels. What makes a Tuscan barrel so great that…

Review: Linkwood 18 Year 1997 (Exclusive Malts)

Here’s another recent review from my trip to NYC a few weeks ago. Of everything I tried during my stay in New York, this was my absolute favorite of the…

Review: Glen Grant 15 Year (Cadenhead)

Going through my backlog of reviews, here’s a recent one from my trip to The Flatiron Room in NYC. This is a 15 Year ex-bourbon Glen Grant bottled by Cadenhead….

Review: Hanyu Final Vintage 2000-2014 (Cask 921)

Hanyu is one of those distilleries that really intrigues me if for no other reason than it really got caught in the middle of the Japanese whisky firestorm. I think…

Review: The Balvenie Cask 100 33 Year Sherry Butt

I’ve had a lot of Balvenie in my day. I’ve tried it bourbon barrel-matured, finished in Port casks, Rum casks, Madeira casks, and in different proportions and combinations including my…

Review: Glenmorangie Astar

Dr. Bill Lumsden is an amazing guy. For all that he has accomplished, he is always experimenting with new ideas. Glenmorangie Astar is the practical application of a “back to…

Review: SMWS 39.112 “1960s French Breakfast”

My intro to the SMWS was interesting. After deliberating for years about joining, I finally took the plunge with a half off deal that got me my first year’s membership…

Review: The Balvenie 21 Year Portwood

I have been a big fan of Balvenie’s Portwood for a long time. It’s another one of those drams that really showcases the versatility of Balvenie’s honeyed house style in…

Review: Springbank 14 Year Manzanilla Cask

When most people think Campbeltown whisky, they think Springbank. Opened in 1828, Springbank distills its spirit 2 and a half times (meaning only part of the whisky is distilled a…

Review: Penderyn Madeira Finish

I don’t venture into world whiskies very often, but when I do, I usually have a good reason. Welsh distillery Penderyn has a Madeira finish release that is apparently very…