Tag Archives: Ex-Sherry

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: 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: Glenlivet 16 Year (Cask 6060)

Say it with me, class. “Sherried Glenlivet is the best kind of Glenlivet.” I wish Glenlivet did more heavily sherried expressions. The fruity undertones of the distillery really do well…

Review: The Balvenie 50 Year Cask 191

As you have probably read by now, I got an opportunity recently to taste The Balvenie’s Cask 191 with David Stewart, the Balvenie team, and some fellow social media personalities….

Update: Balvenie Cask 191 50 Year Post is Up!

My full recap of the Balvenie tasting event including the 50 year old Cask 191 is up. Ready the full recap here!

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: 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: 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: The Balvenie 17 Year SherryOak

The Balvenie’s 17 Year SherryOak was their 2007 17 Year release and it was the first time a 100% sherried Balvenie was bottled by the distillery. This was high up…