Tag Archives: Ex-Sherry

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…

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: Mortlach 21 Year 1992 Cask 10143 (Douglas Laing Directors’ Cut)

Time for another quick review. This time, I’m diving into an older Mortlach so right about the bat, I know that this baby is going to be meaty and savory….

Review: Glenfarclas 1990 24 Year (K&L Wines Exclusive)

Today’s review is from Glenfarclas, a distillery that in my opinion has done the best job of preparing for uncertain market conditions of any distillery in Scotland. Owned and operated…

Review: Glen Grant 26 Year 1977 (Old Malt Cask)

Several years ago, there was a three-pack of Old Malt Cask bottlings making the rounds in Connecticut stores. Apparently a store had to buy all three bottles even if they…

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…