Tag Archives: Ex-Sherry

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…

Benrinnes 23 Year

Review: Benrinnes 23 Year (Diageo Special Releases 2009)

In my last review, I mentioned that Benrinnes really does two things well: cask strength and heavily sherried. Well, it doesn’t get much more cask strength and heavily sherried than…

Review: Tamdhu 8 Year 2005 (Signatory Vintage)

When I got this sample, I had no idea what it was. The friend who sent it to me said it was something he didn’t think I would try so…

Review: Aultmore 5 Year Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Today I’m reviewing Aultmore’s 5 Year Single Cask bottling by Master of Malt. Before the recent release of the Aultmore OB Range (which I have yet to come across), this…

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…