Archive for November, 2017
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Four Roses Small Batch

by Andrew Owenon November 29, 2017
The Four Roses Distillery, built in 1910 in Lawrenceburg, KY, is a bit of a peculiarity in the modern bourbon scene.  The history of its origins are murky, so I won’t attempt to paste them together here, but despite coming of age right as Prohibition was shutting down most of the American whiskey industry, Four […]
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Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye

by Bobby Longon November 29, 2017
The Michter’s (pronounced Mik-ters) brand is steeped in American whiskey history dating all the way back to the 1850’s, when the Bomberger’s distillery was producing Pennsylvania rye near Shaefferstown, PA.  Bomberger’s had a tumultuous journey through the 20th century, temporarily closing multiple times while simultaneously passing through the hands of several owners.  Eventually renamed Michter’s, […]

Bunnahabhain

by WBSEon November 26, 2017
The Bunnahabhain distillery (pronounced Boon-uh-hah-ven) was built in the late 1800’s, and lies on the northeast shore of Islay near Port Askaig.  In defiance of mainstream Islay distilling, it mainly produces unpeated single malt whiskies. Due to its style and its somewhat remote location far away from the peated powerhouses on the south side of […]
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Bunnahabhain 12 Year

by Andrew Owenon November 26, 2017
The Bunnahabhain distillery (pronounced Boon-uh-hah-ven) was built in the late 1800’s, and lies on the northeast shore of Islay near Port Askaig.  In defiance of mainstream Islay distilling, it mainly produces unpeated single malt whiskies. Due to its style and its somewhat remote location far away from the peated powerhouses on the south side of […]

Balvenie

by WBSEon November 25, 2017
The Balvenie Distillery is located in Dufftown within the Speyside region, and is known for creating single malt whiskies that are peculiarly simple.  When you start thinking about the *house characteristics* (the aromas and flavors inherent to a certain distillery’s whiskies) of different single malts, you think about Balvenie.  Balvenie malts are classically gentle and nuanced, and […]

Aberlour

by WBSEon November 25, 2017
The Aberlour distillery sits in between Tamdhu and Macallan right on the south shore of the River Spey (although it still classifies itself as a “speyside”, and we will classify it the same.  It was built in 1879, and is currently owned by spirits-megalodon Pernod-Ricard.  Aberlour is in the middling range for total output amongst […]

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Aberlour 12 Year Double Cask

by Andrew Owenon November 25, 2017
The Aberlour distillery sits in between Tamdhu and Macallan right on the south shore of the River Spey (although it still classifies itself as a “speyside”, and we will classify it the same).  It was built in 1879, and is currently owned by spirits-megalodon Pernod-Ricard.  Aberlour is in the middling range for total output among […]
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The Balvenie 12 Year Doublewood

by Andrew Owenon November 25, 2017
The Balvenie Distillery is located in Dufftown within the Speyside region, and is known for creating single malt whiskies that are peculiarly simple.  When you start thinking about the *house characteristics* (the aromas and flavors inherent to a certain distillery’s base spirit) of different single malts, you think about Balvenie.  Balvenie’s malts are classically gentle and nuanced, […]

Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf

by Andrew Owenon November 24, 2017
Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf One of the most common questions I encounter is from people who are just getting into whiskey, or have decided to expand their horizons after drinking only the same couple whiskeys.  The question is often phrased, “What are some good whiskeys for a beginner?” “I’m new to whiskey.  What should […]
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GlenDronach

by WBSEon November 22, 2017
The GlenDronach Distillery, aptly named after the Dronach Burn (What freshwater streams are called in Scotland), sits within the Speyside region and has become well known for its heavily sherry-influenced whiskies.  The distillery was founded in the early 19th century, and has changed ownership several times.  The distillery was also mothballed (meaning all production ceased) […]