Tag Archives: Review

Review: Glenfiddich Cask 21900 and Project XX

Fresh off the heels of my interview with Glenfiddich West Brand Ambassador Jenny Wren, I took the opportunity to do a side-by-side tasting of Cask 21900, one of the twenty casks…

Rhetoric 24 Year Bourbon

Review: Rhetoric 24 Year (Orphan Barrel)

Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Series has been out for a few years now. Right off the bat, that should get you wondering how it’s even possible that a limited release of…

Kentucky Owl Rye Batch 1

Review: Kentucky Owl Rye 11 Year (Batch 1)

The Kentucky Owl brand truly fascinates me. Like Whistle Pig, Kentucky Owl is quite the dark horse candidate to receive the universal high demand and praise that it does in…

Balvenie 17 Year Doublewood

Review: The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Year

Balvenie Doublewood was my gateway whisky. It was the bottle that made me realize how good a single malt could be even with a beginner’s palate. Aside from its place…

Van Winkle Family Rye

Review: Van Winkle Reserve Family Rye 2016

When you hear the name Van Winkle, you probably think of two words first: Pappy and bourbon. However, the Van Winkle family also puts out a rye fairly regularly called…

George T. Stagg and glass

Review: George T. Stagg 2017

What more is there to say about George T. Stagg? This Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 powerhouse is always big, bold, and unapologetic. And I love it for that. Uncut and…

Macallan Ruby

Review: Macallan Ruby

Today’s review is of a whisky I wasn’t super interested in trying from a range I thought was a waste of time. If that doesn’t set my expectations here, nothing…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Sherry Cask)

2014 was a rough year for my relationship with The Balvenie. The discontinuation of my two favorite bottlings (Single Refill Bourbon Barrel 15 Year and Tun 1401) had me questioning…

Review: anCnoc 1975 39 Year

Here’s a quick review I did a few years ago during a blind tasting of some very heavy hitting malts. At the time, I had no idea what I was…

Review: Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix: the perfect storm of happenstance, marketing, packaging, and an amazing story. In a sense, it was a literal perfect storm. If you don’t know the story, a…