Archive for December, 2017
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Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

by Andrew Owenon December 31, 2017
99% of the time, my endeavors as a whiskey enthusiast and reviewer are an absolute joy.  I buy and try whiskeys that are personally intriguing, and that I have usually done somewhat extensive research on to make sure they are worth my money.  But sometimes I review a whiskey not because I want to, but […]

Whiskey Awards 2017

by WBSEon December 27, 2017
The end of the year is upon us, which means for us whiskey enthusiasts, it’s a great time to reflect on the past 12 months of our whiskey endeavors.  We pour a nice hefty dram on these cold winter days, sit down by the fireplace, and allow our minds to drift into nostalgic flashbacks of […]

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Sazerac Rye

by Andrew Owenon December 21, 2017
Sazerac Rye, perhaps better known in enthusiast circles as “Baby Saz”, is Buffalo Trace Distillery’s entry level rye whiskey.  Remember, Buffalo Trace Distillery is owned by the Sazerac family’s company which is based in New Orleans.  This whiskey was created to pay homage to the Sazeracs, as well as the famous New Orleans-based cocktail that […]
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The Glenlivet 12 Year

by Andrew Owenon December 19, 2017
The Glenlivet 12 Year is a single malt that needs no introduction.  If you have heard of 1 or 2 single malts in your entire life, chances are this is one of them.  You can find it in every grocery store and gas station, and you can buy it by the liter for less than […]

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Woodford Reserve

by Andrew Owenon December 15, 2017
The Woodford Reserve brand has been around since 1996, but it is produced at an ancient (albeit renovated) distillery that has been producing whiskey since the late 1700’s outside of Versailles, Kentucky.  The distillery has changed owners a number of times, but has been continuously distilling since it was built except for two brief periods […]
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Wild Turkey 101

by Andrew Owenon December 13, 2017
Wild Turkey has been a stalwart on the Kentucky bourbon scene since the 1940’s, and its modern day iterations seem to have a fairly polarizing effect on the whiskey drinking populace.  Many firmly entrenched whiskey enthusiasts are extremely fond of the Wild Turkey line of bourbons (this author included), yet there seems to be a […]

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Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel

by Bobby Longon December 12, 2017
We are back for another round with the iconic Blanton’s bourbon produced by the Buffalo Trace distillery.  Here we have the straight-from-the-barrel bottling, which paradoxically is the most sought after bottle in the U.S. and is only sold outside of the U.S.  While Blanton’s is a Buffalo Trace product for all essential purposes, one must remember […]
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Highland Park 18 Year

by Andrew Owenon December 10, 2017
To complete the core range of Highland Park’s age stated whiskies, we now turn to the 18 year old.  Note that there are older bottlings in Highland Park’s core range, but they are well beyond the price range of 99% of enthusiasts, us reviewers included.  Sure, reviewing a $600 whisky sounds fun, but publishing it […]

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Highland Park 15 Year

by Brett Mullinson December 7, 2017
Highland Park’s 15 year whisky is the next step up from the 12 year in its age stated range.  You can see the full review of the 12 year, as well as more in-depth distillery information here.  Highland Park uses its geographic location on the Isle of Orkney to the north of the Scottish mainland […]
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Highland Park

by WBSEon December 5, 2017
Onto the distillery now, which inhabits the Orkney Isle like a small city of stone, complete with 26 (!!!) onsite aging warehouses, most of which are traditional single story dunnage style buildings.  Highland Park also does a portion of its own floor maltings on site, which is increasingly rare in the modern scotch industry.  Highland […]