Review: Balblair 1983 1st Release

Like Glenrothes, Balblair is a distillery that insists on aging their whisky until it’s ready, opting to release using vintages rather than age statements and a standard range. The 1983…

Review: Karuizawa 1999 Noh Cask #879 (K&L Exclusive)

In my last review, I took a look at a Karuizawa that was made up of vatted casks from the final year or two of production that resulted in a…

Review: Karuizawa Spirit of Asama (55% Version)

What’s the deal with Karuizawa? Karuizawa, better known as “Japanese Gold” in my house, is that awesome Japanese distillery that closed in 2000. Sometime around 2012, some folks on the…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask

The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask was coming on the scene right around the time I really started paying attention to single malts. This ended up being the last of…

Guide: Holiday Shopping 2016

Let’s keep the chit-chat to a minimum here. You don’t have time to read a long intro paragraph anyway. Time is ticking to find that perfect holiday gift. Luckily, we’re…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year New Wood

From 2004-2009, The Balvenie did an annual 17 year release of whisky with finishes that were unusual to the distillery. You’ve may have seen or tried the Madeira Cask finish…

Review: Glenmorangie Ealanta 1993 19 Year

Glenmorangie. Ealanta. What more can be said about a whisky that has garnered so much attention in the past few years that it has taken on a life of its…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Refill Bourbon)

Next up is a whisky that is truly near and dear to my heart. The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year was the first single cask release to be part of…

Review: The Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask

Revisiting my favorite brand once again, I’ll be reviewing the Balvenie’s 14 Year Caribbean Cask. My father asked me if I wanted to have a dram of this recently while…

Review: The Balvenie 12 Year Doublewood

I’ve come to a startling realization recently that is going to be corrected over the next few weeks, starting right now. It should be no surprise to anyone that The…