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Macallan Ruby

Review: Macallan Ruby

Today’s review is of a whisky I wasn’t super interested in trying from a range I thought was a waste of time. If that doesn’t set my expectations here, nothing…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Sherry Cask)

2014 was a rough year for my relationship with The Balvenie. The discontinuation of my two favorite bottlings (Single Refill Bourbon Barrel 15 Year and Tun 1401) had me questioning…

Review: anCnoc 1975 39 Year

Here’s a quick review I did a few years ago during a blind tasting of some very heavy hitting malts. At the time, I had no idea what I was…

Review: Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix: the perfect storm of happenstance, marketing, packaging, and an amazing story. In a sense, it was a literal perfect storm. If you don’t know the story, a…

Review: Bunnahabhain 25 Year

Islay whiskies and I don’t spend too much time together with two notable “B” distillery exceptions: Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain. Today, I’ll be looking at Bunnahabhain 25 year, a well-aged malt…

Review: E.H. Taylor Four Grain

Happy new year, readers! Let’s kick off 2018 with my annual exploration of Jim Murray’s latest Whisky of the Year. For me, E.H. Taylor Four Grain was a surprising choice…

Review: Compass Box The General

When you think of a “blended Scotch whisky,” what comes to mind? My first thought is a light, young, inoffensive, sometimes hot whisky that generally has mass appeal but is…

Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

My previous review of Macallan Cask Strength got me thinking about what the “Mac CS” of the 2017 whisky world is. Enter Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof…

Review: Macallan Cask Strength

Today, I’d like to talk about The Macallan. The home of the Easter Elchies House has quite the reputation in the whisky world. For decades, Macallan was known as an…

Review: Parker’s Heritage Collection 24 Year Bourbon

Another great bar find during my Boston trip was Parker’s Heritage Collection 10th Edition. This is a 24 year straight bourbon that was bottled in bond. It’s the second oldest…