Tag Archives: Ex-Bourbon

Auchentoshan Valinch 2011

Review: Auchentoshan Valinch 2011

Auchentoshan is an interesting distillery. One of the few Lowland region distilleries left, Auchentoshan uses a complex triple distillation method to produce its whisky. A few years back, the “NAS…

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: 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: Mortlach 13 Year (Bendersky Family Reserve)

Independent bottlers are all the rage in the UK and throughout Europe but due to complex import, liquor, and tax laws, there aren’t many successful outlets in the United States….

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: Tormore 28 Year Single Cask (Master of Malt)

We’ve seen a lot of “blend fodder” distilleries getting some attention in recent years. Distilleries that rarely get single malt releases are being scooped up by independent bottlers and distilleries…

The Glenlivet Alpha and Josie

Reviews: The Glenlivet Alpha and Josie (Single Cask Edition)

For my next review, I’ll be taking a look at a pair of pretty cool offerings from The Glenlivet that I was lucky enough to try, Alpha and Josie. Both…

Review: Rosebank 21 Year 1990 (Diageo’s Special Releases)

Last year, I was out in California on a business trip. Before I left, I looked around to see what kind of whisky bars were in the greater Los Angeles…

Experiment: Balvenie Ex-Bourbon to Ex-Sherry Ratios

  Welcome to the inaugural experiment from the Single Malt Savvy Laboratories.   When The Balvenie released their 15 year old Single Sherry Cask in 2014, I soon realized that…